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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. Middle School Students Serve Up Kindness At Fairfield's Operation Hope

    Middle School Students Serve Up Kindness At Fairfield's Operation Hope

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — When Fairfield’s PTAs asked each each school in town to provide and serve a meal at the Operation Hope shelter twice a year, families at Roger Ludlowe Middle School decided they wanted to do a little more.To that end, volunteers from the school provide a meal for 50 people at the shelter’s community kitchen every month of the school year.“It’s really surprising how ...

  2. Concerned Voters Turn Out In Bridgeport, Call Stamford March Just The Start

    Concerned Voters Turn Out In Bridgeport, Call Stamford March Just The Start

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Concerned citizens converged on U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s offices Tuesday, looking to keep the momentum from the weekend’s Women's March alive through continued activism.Two waves of residents — about 50 spurred by MoveOn.org and another 30 from the 5,000 who marched in Stamford — met with the Democratic senator’s staff in Bridgeport. A third group visited his ...

  3. Sleuthing Turns Up Rare Sisleys For Major Art Retrospective In Greenwich

    Sleuthing Turns Up Rare Sisleys For Major Art Retrospective In Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Curator MaryAnne Stevens fancies herself a bit of a detective when researching artist Alfred Sisley, the center of a major retrospective that opened this month at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.Few records remain of the life, times and philosophy of the “purest of all the major Impressionists,” who was a contemporary of Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. “In a ...

  4. Protesters: Designate Bridgeport A Sanctuary For Immigrants, Refugees

    Protesters: Designate Bridgeport A Sanctuary For Immigrants, Refugees

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — About 40 demonstrators rallied outside Bridgeport City Hall on Thursday afternoon, calling on city leaders to designate Bridgeport as a sanctuary city where immigrants and refugees can find safe haven.City Council member José Casco told the group he intended to submit a resolution to the council as early as next week, noting several other cities around the state are ...

  5. Connecticut Cookie Company Takes The Cake In Fairfield

    Connecticut Cookie Company Takes The Cake In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — After an especially hectic day commuting to her fast-paced job in fashion design, Andrea Greene would relax on the train by daydreaming about making fresh-baked sugar cookies in her grandma’s Indiana kitchen. One day in 2010, she decided to make the dream a reality and started baking for family, friends, co-workers — anyone with a rumble in their tummy.“It’s fun, ...

  6. Fairfield Warde Teacher Charged With Exposing Self To 15-Year-Old Girl

    Fairfield Warde Teacher Charged With Exposing Self To 15-Year-Old Girl

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A teacher at Fairfield Warde High School was arrested after police said he exposed himself to a 15-year-old female student.Jeff Iwanicki, 44, of Milford, turned himself in at the Fairfield Police Department on Monday after learning through his attorney that there was an active warrant for his arrest, police said. Iwanicki, who teaches graphic design, was charged with ...

  7. Weston Historical Society Puts Human Face On World War II With New Exhibit

    Weston Historical Society Puts Human Face On World War II With New Exhibit

    WESTON, Conn. — Bayard Dodge Jr. was a promising student at Deerfield Academy headed for Princeton University in the spring of 1944.But by November of that year, the 20-year old — then-Private First Class Dodge — found himself leading a group of men up a hill in the south of France.“Bang, he was shot. And that was the end of him,” said Reg Bowden, shaking his head at the sad ...

  8. Two Teens Arrested In Sweet 16 Shooting That Left Six Wounded In Bridgeport

    Two Teens Arrested In Sweet 16 Shooting That Left Six Wounded In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police have arrested two youths in connection with a November shooting in which six people were injured at a Sweet 16 party at a Park Avenue club.Police were called to Club Sportivo at about 10:45 p.m. Nov. 12, after the party hosts began charging admission to an “after party” and a fight erupted with gunfire outside the club, police said.Based on an ...

  9. Mom Bakes Up Tasty — But Allergen-Free — Treats At Izzi B's In Norwalk

    Mom Bakes Up Tasty — But Allergen-Free — Treats At Izzi B's In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — When her daughter Isabella was born with an egg allergy, seasoned chef Pam Nicholas knew creating a perfect first birthday cake would be a bit of a challenge.So she got to work early, experimenting with egg substitutes and healthy alternatives that would still make a tasty and attractive cake.“It took me nine months to come up with one good cupcake,” the Wilton mom ...

  10. Illusionist Conjures Up Good, Fresh Food At Magic Cafe In Shelton

    Illusionist Conjures Up Good, Fresh Food At Magic Cafe In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Professional magician Bryan Lizotte has always wanted to run an entertainment venue.So when Ari’s Luncheon, er, disappeared from its Bridgeport Avenue storefront, Lizotte and his wife, Michele, pounced on the prime location and opened Magic Cafe in October.“I just enjoy performing and making people happy,” said the Shelton resident who performs regularly at birthday ...

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