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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. Shelton's Wiffle Ball Hits The Big Leagues At National Toy Hall Of Fame

    Shelton's Wiffle Ball Hits The Big Leagues At National Toy Hall Of Fame

    SHELTON, Conn. — Shelton’s own Wiffle Ball® finally knocked one out of the park, winning a coveted spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame.The time-honored plaything — made in Shelton since 1953 — joins paper airplanes and the board game Clue in the hall’s Class of 2017.The new group was inducted into the Rochester, N.Y.-based hall, taking their place alongside previous honorees such as ...

  2. UPDATED: Veterans To Commemorate Service, Sacrifice On Nov. 11 In Monroe

    UPDATED: Veterans To Commemorate Service, Sacrifice On Nov. 11 In Monroe

    UPDATED: Due to predicted strong winds and cold temperatures, this ceremony has been moved indoors to the Baptist church across from Stepney Green.MONROE, Conn. — All veterans of war and peacetime service and the public are invited to commemorate Veterans Day on the Stepney Green on Nov. 11.The American Legion posts from Monroe and Easton will hold an 11 a.m. ceremony, including wreath ...

  3. Food & Wine Magazine Stops In Bridgeport — And Likes What It Sees

    Food & Wine Magazine Stops In Bridgeport — And Likes What It Sees

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Many Bridgeport residents — especially those in the Black Rock neighborhood — are over the moon that Food & Wine magazine decided to stop off and write an article about the eclectic food scene in the state's largest city. Facebook was lighting up Tuesday night once word of the Nov. 7 story came out.Read it here to find out some the magazine's favorites.

  4. Former Stamford Attorney Trades Law For Lit With Latest Page-Turner

    Former Stamford Attorney Trades Law For Lit With Latest Page-Turner

    STAMFORD, Conn. — When Wendy Walker was a student at Brown University, she snagged a coveted two-year internship at Goldman, Sachs & Co., then headed off to earn her J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center.So it might surprise her classmates to know she’s now… a best-selling novelist.“I took one creative writing course at Brown and I took it pass/fail,” the Stamford resident said ...

  5. New Chinese Eatery May Set Off Gourmet Sichuan War In Fairfield

    New Chinese Eatery May Set Off Gourmet Sichuan War In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield County fans of authentic Sichuan cuisine will be pleased to know the folks behind Milford’s heralded Lao Sze Chuan have set down roots in town at Gingko Sichuan Cuisine.Just off a week-long soft opening, the restaurant, in the Fairfield Centre Shopping Center at 923 Post Road, had an official grand opening Friday.The new place is part of a mini-chain started ...

  6. Fun, Flamingoes, 4,000 Runners Expected At 5K Honoring Sandy Hook Teacher

    Fun, Flamingoes, 4,000 Runners Expected At 5K Honoring Sandy Hook Teacher

    STRATFORD, Conn. — About 4,000 runners are expected to take part in the 5th annual Vicki Soto 5K on Saturday, what would have been the Sandy Hook School teacher’s 32nd birthday.Soto, a first-grade teacher, died Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six staff members at the school.Runners come from around the United States to participate in the day, which, despite ...

  7. Ditch The Mall: Pequot Library Hosts Black Friday Book Sale

    Ditch The Mall: Pequot Library Hosts Black Friday Book Sale

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Looking to score some Black Friday deals without elbowing through the hordes of bargain hunters at the mall?Head on over to the Pequot Library, which will host a Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale on Nov. 24 and 25, offering 10,000 new and gently used books and other items perfect for holiday gift-giving.The sale features books, CDs, DVDs and items signed by tennis great ...

  8. Entrée Nous Keeps Flavor High, Prices Low At Hot Fairfield County Eateries

    Entrée Nous Keeps Flavor High, Prices Low At Hot Fairfield County Eateries

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Entrée Nous, a popular guide that offers complimentary meals at some of Fairfield County’s hottest restaurants, is out with a third edition for 2018.Released just in time for the holiday season, the handsome new book features descriptions of 12 eateries, their signature offerings and a chance for a free meal with the purchase of a first entrée.“The restaurant owners ...

  9. Fairfield U. Screens Film Chronicling Swim Team On Autism Spectrum

    Fairfield U. Screens Film Chronicling Swim Team On Autism Spectrum

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Get to know the Jersey Hammerheads, a swim team made up of teens on the autism spectrum, during a free, public screening of “Swim Team” on Nov. 6 at Fairfield University.Directed by Lara Stolman, who will be on hand for a Q&A, the film follows three teammates nearing the point of “aging out,” the age when eligibility for government services diminishes ...

  10. Arrest Made In Murder Of Bridgeport Barber Who Tried To Protect Customers

    Arrest Made In Murder Of Bridgeport Barber Who Tried To Protect Customers

    Updated: The suspect and the officers involved in the police pursuit were all treated and released from the hospital. Shots were fired, but no one was hit during the incident, Bridgeport police said.Original story: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 32-year-old Bridgeport man apprehended after a police pursuit that stemmed from a domestic dispute was arrested on murder charges in the shooting death ...

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