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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Beneficiaries Turm Benefactors At Westport First Responder Fundraiser

    Beneficiaries Turm Benefactors At Westport First Responder Fundraiser

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A gracious fundraiser for local first responders Saturday turned into a way for the beneficiaries to show how generous they can be.The Pearl at Longshore teamed up with Valor Spirits and The Greatest Blaze to host a Summer Soirée, a fundraiser for police, firefighters and EMS staff in Westport and Fairfield that garnered $10,000 for the departments.But the four chiefs ...

  8. Rare WWII Aircraft Wing Their Way To Sikorsky Memorial In Stratford

    Rare WWII Aircraft Wing Their Way To Sikorsky Memorial In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Ninety-four-year-old Charles McMullen gingerly climbed up into a B-17 Flying Fortress Tuesday, something he hasn’t done since his 31 missions over Germany and France more than 70 years ago.“Wonderful,” he said, walking over to the spot he would have manned as a radio operator and machine gunner. “Wow.”The Norwalk retiree was able to step back in time thanks to the ...

  9. Fairfield Police: K9 Officer Takes A Bite Out Of Fleeing Convict

    Fairfield Police: K9 Officer Takes A Bite Out Of Fleeing Convict

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An Ansonia man with a long list of prior convictions led officers on a brief chase Saturday afternoon before a K9 officer bit him on the buttocks and detained him, police said.Shortly after 4:30 p.m., officers attempted to stop a Dodge Neon with a stolen license plate at Exit 19 of I-95 in Southport, police said.The vehicle sped off and the driver, Andre Genest, 28, ...

  10. Take A Break And A Bite At the Slice Of Saugatuck Festival In Westport

    Take A Break And A Bite At the Slice Of Saugatuck Festival In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — More than 50 businesses will open their doors Sept. 9 for the sixth annual Slice of Saugatuck Festival, a day of music, munchies and a maker faire along the streets of this bustling neighborhood.The day runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce expects about 2,000 people will be going door to door, sampling the restaurants, merchants and ...

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