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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. Obama Adviser Who 'Unmasked' Trump Officials To Speak At Fairfield U.

    Obama Adviser Who 'Unmasked' Trump Officials To Speak At Fairfield U.

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, who has been in the news this week for “unmasking” some senior Trump officials, will have her first-ever public speaking engagement since leaving government at Fairfield University later this month.Rice will present “Envisioning Our Global Future” to kick off the university’s Open VISIONS Forum lecture series on Sept. ...

  2. Fairfield U. Business School Getting New Digs In 2019

    Fairfield U. Business School Getting New Digs In 2019

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield University is building a new state-of-the-art home for its Dolan School of Business. The school expects to open the $40 million academic building — one of several supported by its Fairfield Rising fundraising campaign — in the fall of 2019.Plans for the 80,500-square-foot building include a simulated financial trading room, a big data analytics lab and an ...

  3. Girl Power: New Online Teen Entrepreneur Program Seeks Applicants

    Girl Power: New Online Teen Entrepreneur Program Seeks Applicants

    UPDATE: Girls with Impact has extended the application deadline for this academy to Sept. 18.STAMFORD, Conn. — There’s still time to sign up for Girls with Impact, a unique online entrepreneurial program that’s just for teen girls.On the heels of Connecticut’s first-ever Girls Entrepreneurship Summit, Girls With Impact is calling for teen applicants to join this 12-week program. The ...

  4. Craft Beers, Food Trucks, Local Bands On Tap At Annual Harbor Brew Fest

    Craft Beers, Food Trucks, Local Bands On Tap At Annual Harbor Brew Fest

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Roll out the barrel — It’s time for the sixth annual Harbor Brew Fest at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.Featuring a staggering array of local and not-so-local suds, this celebration of all things hoppy runs from 1 to 5 p.m., Sept. 30, with a limited-attendance Brewer’s Special from noon to 1 p.m.The day includes local music from The Alpaca Gnomes and TC & The ...

  5. No Longer 'Well Over 300 Pounds,' Fairfielder Races To A Fit Future

    No Longer 'Well Over 300 Pounds,' Fairfielder Races To A Fit Future

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two years ago, Sonya Alexander was pre-diabetic, weighed “well over 300 pounds” and her doctor wanted to put her on high blood pressure medications.She knew it was time for a serious lifestyle change.So the area coordinator at Fairfield University decided to take a walk around the campus track.“If I could just do a mile, then let me start with a mile,” the 43-year-old ...

  6. Families Of The Fallen Keep Memories Alive At Connecticut's 9/11 Ceremony

    Families Of The Fallen Keep Memories Alive At Connecticut's 9/11 Ceremony

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Nick Pelletier of Greenwich held his mom’s arm Thursday evening as she kissed her hand and touched it to her husband Mike’s name on the Connecticut 9/11 Memorial at Sherwood Island State Park.Families and friends of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, came together here once again to commemorate their loved ones and take comfort that their memories haven’t faded as the ...

  7. Two Arrested After Fairfield Police K9 Sniffs Out Drugs In Car

    Two Arrested After Fairfield Police K9 Sniffs Out Drugs In Car

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two Bridgeport men were arrested on drug charges Thursday after a routine afternoon traffic stop, police said.Around 1:30 p.m., Fairfield officers stopped a car for misuse of a plate on Commerce Drive near Coolidge Street.During the stop K-9 Jagger alerted to the odor of narcotics on the driver door seam, prompting a search, police said.Officers seized marijuana and ...

  8. CT United Ride Rumbles Across Fairfield County To Honor 9/11 Heroes

    CT United Ride Rumbles Across Fairfield County To Honor 9/11 Heroes

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — If you hear a rumble through town on Sunday, it probably isn’t thunder. The 2017 CT United Ride, the state’s largest 9/11 tribute, will be logging 60 miles through 10 communities in this fundraiser for fire and law enforcement personnel.And if you are trying to travel through areas along the route, you may face delays or closures along the route on Sunday.“For ...

  9. Taste Of Fairfield Showcases Town's Bustling Restaurant Scene

    Taste Of Fairfield Showcases Town's Bustling Restaurant Scene

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Fairfield food scene seems to get hotter with each passing season and Fairfield Magazine plans to celebrate with its second annual Taste of Fairfield.Held at Southport’s Delamar Hotel, the event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 and includes more than two dozen restaurants and specialty markets.“We’re thrilled to be hosting the Taste of Fairfield again and ...

  10. McLevy Square Marks New Phase Of Bridgeport's 'Downtown Renaissance'

    McLevy Square Marks New Phase Of Bridgeport's 'Downtown Renaissance'

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Developers officially opened McLevy Square Apartments Wednesday, christening the first part of a massive complex set to transform the block across from McLevy Green.In addition to the 32 one- and two-bedroom apartments Forstone Capital has created at 177-189 State Street, the block will be home to Harlan Haus, a 7,000-square-foot German-style beer hall, and The ...

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