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Meredith Guinness

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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Expect A Roarin' Good Time At Annual Zoo Bash In Bridgeport

    Expect A Roarin' Good Time At Annual Zoo Bash In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Animal lovers — and those who fancy wine, beer and a little nosh — will converge on Beardsley Zoo June 3 for the annual Wild Wine, Beer and Food Safari.The benefit, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., features tasty treats from a slew of local eateries, an 80-item silent auction and live tunes by the Fake ID Band on stage at the Peacock Pavilion.“This event sells out ...

  2. Danbury's Opal Is A Gem In Westport Festival's Fastest Dog Race

    Danbury's Opal Is A Gem In Westport Festival's Fastest Dog Race

    WESTPORT, Conn. — She may be named for a stone, but this one gathers no moss.Opal the rescued pit bull mix was named the fastest dog at the Westport Dog Festival, winning a year’s supply of dog food and bragging rights for besting a field of more than 100 at the 2nd annual festival this month.“She just loves to run,” said Opal’s proud owner, Chelsea Massimin of Danbury. “She has run ...

  3. Yankee Doodle Fair Comes To Town In Westport

    Yankee Doodle Fair Comes To Town In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Carnival rides, a food court, touch-a-boat and a psychic will all be part of the fun at the annual Yankee Doodle Fair planned for June 15 to 18 in Westport.Sponsored by the Westport Woman’s Club, the fair features pay-one-price for unlimited ride wristbands available each day at the 44 Imperial Avenue site. Admission is free.Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; ...

  4. Bridgeport Man's Jewish Farm Doc To Air On CT Public Television

    Bridgeport Man's Jewish Farm Doc To Air On CT Public Television

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The fascinating story of how refugees from the pogroms of Russian and Holocaust survivors figured into the state’s farming history are part of one Bridgeport filmmaker’s latest work to be aired on CPTV this month.Producing Director Frank Borres’ “Harvesting Stones: The Jewish Farmers of Eastern Connecticut” airs at 8 p.m. May 25.Borres, the recently named president ...

  5. Only In Bridgeport: Plenty of Things Are Still Handcrafted In The Park City

    Only In Bridgeport: Plenty of Things Are Still Handcrafted In The Park City

    BRiDGEPORT, Conn. — You may know the Park City was once the home of the Frisbee, Singer sewing machines and the very first Subway sandwich shop.But did you know there are still plenty of things being made in Bridgeport? Poppy’s Cheesecake — Owners Katie and Alex Ginis rely on their grandfather’s secret recipe and their dad’s deft touch in their Remer Street kitchen to turn out these ...

  6. Bridgeport Cook Off Brings New Meaning To Feeding Time At The Zoo

    Bridgeport Cook Off Brings New Meaning To Feeding Time At The Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It might not be “Iron Chef,” but eight budding Trumbull culinary artists will go head to head Thursday to make a sumptuous meal fit for — a howler monkey?The unusual cook off is part of the festivities for the grand opening at the Beardsley Zoo’s commissary, a new kitchen for the site’s 300 animals that will allow visitors a window on just what goes into an ...

  7. Miles For Myles 5K Honors Memory Of Darien Toddler

    Miles For Myles 5K Honors Memory Of Darien Toddler

    DARIEN, Conn. — When their beloved toddler Myles died suddenly from a heart arrhythmia, Geoff and Dana Beringer took a proactive step to improve the lives of all children through the Myles M. Beringer Foundation.Formed in 1999, the organization has raised more than $376,000 to support everything from pediatric cancer research at Yale School of Medicine to a scholarship in Irish dance to ...

  8. Fairfield Warde Takes It To The Tie-Breaker at CT Geography Challenge

    Fairfield Warde Takes It To The Tie-Breaker at CT Geography Challenge

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — “The confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile rivers lies near what African capital city?”Could you have answered the tie-breaker question that left a team from Fairfield Warde High School just one point shy of winning the 26th annual Connecticut High School Geography Challenge?The team of five talented Warde students came home with an impressive second place ...

  9. Reason To Howl: Wolves Brave Root Canals At Bridgeport Zoo

    Reason To Howl: Wolves Brave Root Canals At Bridgeport Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — They didn’t go back to their den with a bag full of floss and new toothbrushes, but two Mexican wolves at the Beardsley Zoo did brave root canals and tooth extractions recently.It’s all part of the zoo’s regular medical and dental care regime, said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho.“Good veterinary care is vital to the wellbeing of our animals,” Dancho said. “We spend a ...

  10. IRS: Five Tell-Tale Signs You're Being Scammed

    IRS: Five Tell-Tale Signs You're Being Scammed

    FAIRFIELD County, Conn. — You know the drill: You pick up the phone and someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service informs you you’ll be arrested or face fines and lawsuits if you don’t pay back taxes you supposedly owe.Sound familiar?Well, don’t fall for it, says Westport Police Department, which is warning residents about ongoing phone scams involving the IRS.“The IRS ...

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