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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. Bye-Bye, Blight: Fairfield To Demolish Lake Mohegan Building

    Bye-Bye, Blight: Fairfield To Demolish Lake Mohegan Building

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — You know that slightly creepy, boarded-up building on one of the higher trails at Lake Mohegan?It’s got a date with the wrecking ball.The former home of Mohican Valley Concrete Company’s offices, the one-story building has long been vacant and repeatedly vandalized over the years.The town has declared it blight and a public hazard because the roof is caving in and the ...

  2. Stratford Man Wins Top Regional Financial Planning Award

    Stratford Man Wins Top Regional Financial Planning Award

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Barnum Financial Group advisor Michael Lynch, a Stratford resident, has been named 2016 Financial Planner of the Year in MassMutual’ s Legacy Premier Client Group. Based on the amount of financial planning done for clients, the award reflects the growing importance of formal financial planning in today’s economic environment. “I am very grateful for this recognition ...

  3. Westport Cops: Trumbull Woman Found With Gun In Car

    Westport Cops: Trumbull Woman Found With Gun In Car

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A 52-year-old Trumbull woman was arrested on weapons charges Tuesday, after Westport officers found her sitting in a car with a gun last month, police said. Lauren Abriola, of Aspen Lane, was charged with carrying a pistol or revolver without a permit and weapon in a motor vehicle, police said.She posted $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 4.Around ...

  4. Calling All Foodies: Taste Of Westport Serves Up Feast Of A Fundraiser

    Calling All Foodies: Taste Of Westport Serves Up Feast Of A Fundraiser

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Is your mouth watering yet?It will be soon, as it’s almost time for the 13th annual Taste of Westport, an evening of fun and feasting to benefit CLASP Homes, a nonprofit serving individuals with autism and developmental disabilities.This year’s festivities run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. May 4 at The Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road East.Tasty treats for the night will be provided ...

  5. Shelton Cops: Drug Dealer Arrested In Sting After Woman's Fatal Overdose

    Shelton Cops: Drug Dealer Arrested In Sting After Woman's Fatal Overdose

    SHELTON, Conn. — A New Haven man was arrested in a drug sting Friday after he sold heroin to a Shelton woman who died of an apparent overdose Thursday, police said.On Thursday, a 34-year-old Shelton woman was found dead in her home, and detectives investigating learned she had recently bought heroin from Corey Senior, 26, of New Haven, police said.Detectives made contact with the ...

  6. Westport Cops: Easton Drunken Driver Found With Cocaine

    Westport Cops: Easton Drunken Driver Found With Cocaine

    WESTPORT, Conn. — An Easton man faces drug and drunken driving charges after an officer stopped him for driving too fast on Bayberry Lane, police said.Mark Bartolone, 50, of Morehouse Road, was charged with possession of narcotics, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating under suspension and traveling unreasonably fast in the April 24 stop, police said.He was held ...

  7. Police: Pawn Shop Sales Lead To 'Known Criminal' In Westport Burglary

    Police: Pawn Shop Sales Lead To 'Known Criminal' In Westport Burglary

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk man who sold items he stole from a Westport home at a Bridgeport pawn shop was arrested Monday on burglary and larceny charges, police said.Ernest Bailey, 49, of Wilton Road, who police identified as a “known criminal,” was charged with third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree ...

  8. Here Comes The Sun: Fairfield Weighs Solar Carports At Schools

    Here Comes The Sun: Fairfield Weighs Solar Carports At Schools

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The town could save at least $1.2 million and generate about two-thirds of the energy needed to run its high schools if it constructs solar carports at each of the two schools, according to a report by the Clean Energy Task Force.The project, which the Board of Education will put to a vote in May, could be completed during the summer and ready for the 2017-18 school ...

  9. ADHD Expert To Discuss Diagnosis Controversy In Fairfield

    ADHD Expert To Discuss Diagnosis Controversy In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz, whose groundbreaking series on the misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder led to his bestseller “ADHD Nation,” will discuss his work on May 4 at Fairfield Public Library. After his 7 p.m. talk, Schwarz will join a panel discussion with psychotherapist Elizabeth Jorgensen and Jamison Monroe, Jr., an adolescent ...

  10. 'CSI:NY,' 'Homeland' Star Headlines Alzheimer's Research Benefit In Conn.

    'CSI:NY,' 'Homeland' Star Headlines Alzheimer's Research Benefit In Conn.

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Hill Harper, star of the hit CBS drama “CSI:NY” and Showtime’s “Homeland,” will share his inspiring story of how facing down cancer made him want to give back at Celebrating Home 2017, a benefit for Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter.The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m May 5 at l’escale at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor, supports the 75,000 state resident ...

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