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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. Tummy Growling? Head To The Crabby Dog Tavern In Stratford

    Tummy Growling? Head To The Crabby Dog Tavern In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The wait is over for fans of seaside dining in Stratford. The Crabby Dog Tavern, with its panoramic views of Long Island Sound, is open for business.Chris "Chubby" Delmonico and Niall O'Neill, owners of the popular Lazy Dog Tavern downtown and Oxford’s Old Dog Tavern, are serving up a smorgasbord of seafood specialties at 14 Beach Drive.Most recently home to ...

  2. Watch Out For Half Marathon Runners In Westport This Weekend

    Watch Out For Half Marathon Runners In Westport This Weekend

    WESTPORT, Conn. — You might want to steer clear of the southeast side of town Sunday morning, as runners from the Fairfield half marathon make their way through some Westport streets. Runners will enter Westport on Greens Farms Road at the town line and continue down New Creek Road and onto Beachside Avenue before exiting to Southport. Through traffic will be stopped or severely limited ...

  3. Oh, My: Bratwurst, Brews and Bouncy Houses At WalrusFest 2017

    Oh, My: Bratwurst, Brews and Bouncy Houses At WalrusFest 2017

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Looking for something fun to do this weekend?Look no farther than WalrusFest, the second annual day of music, food, carnival games and ever-popular corn hole match-ups at Walrus + Carpenter on Fairfield Avenue.The fest runs from 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 25, and there’s something for every member of the family.Symphonic Bodega, Hitch & Giddyup and Grit Rhythm ...

  4. It's Prime Time To Pick-Your-Own At Jones Family Farms In Shelton

    It's Prime Time To Pick-Your-Own At Jones Family Farms In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — The weather outside was frightfully unpredictable this spring, but farmers at Jones Family Farms say it didn’t stop the 2017 strawberry crop from flourishing.“After 50 years in the business, this spring has been perhaps the most changeable weather for our strawberries,” said Terry Jones. “If you had asked me in late April, I would have guessed we’d not see berries ripe ...

  5. PCB Paint Found At Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Forum Planned

    PCB Paint Found At Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Forum Planned

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — PCB-containing paint has been discovered at Fairfield Ludlowe High School and the town plans a forum on the topic for July 11.Those working on the window replacement project of the school’s Building Committee discovered the paint, which has been encapsulated by years of repainting in the school’s interior. Environmental testing showed there are no air quality issues ...

  6. Westport To Remove Unsafe Pavilion Roof At Compo Beach

    Westport To Remove Unsafe Pavilion Roof At Compo Beach

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The brick picnic pavilion at Compo Beach will be closed next week while a crew removes the roof due to safety concerns.The work will begin Monday and is scheduled to last about five days. Beachgoers will still have access to the lockers, bathrooms and Joey’s throughout the week.Work will be done from 7 a.m to 5 p.m.“While it was hoped that minimal repairs to the roof ...

  7. Westport Cops: New Jersey Man Nabbed For Stealing Airbags At Train Station

    Westport Cops: New Jersey Man Nabbed For Stealing Airbags At Train Station

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A New Jersey man faces multiple charges for breaking into cars and stealing airbags at the Saugatuck train station this spring, police said.On June 9 at 6 p.m., Jose Cruz, 50, of Clinton Place, Newark, drove up to a parked Honda CRV, pried open the door and stole the airbag from the steering wheel, police said. He also removed airbags from two other Honda CRVs around ...

  8. Street Sculpture Project Shines A Light On Downtown Stratford

    Street Sculpture Project Shines A Light On Downtown Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — It’s tough to be in the dark about the 2017 Stratford Street Sculpture project.Driving down Main Street, you can’t miss the six-foot-tall, handpainted fiberglass lighthouses dotting the side of the roadway.Light the Way is the latest installment in the new town tradition of outdoor artwork on display for residents and visitors to admire. Similar to the fanciful ...

  9. Art Installations A Window On Bridgeport's Past And Present

    Art Installations A Window On Bridgeport's Past And Present

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A new downtown windows project brings back a touch of yesteryear while celebrating Bridgeport’s rich creative diversity.Produced by the downtown art gallery City Lights and sponsored by the Downtown Special Services District, the installation transforms three storefront windows for passersby.The first, at the corner of the Mechanics & Farmers building at 930 Main ...

  10. Firm Envisions '24-Hour Community' For Downtown Bridgeport

    Firm Envisions '24-Hour Community' For Downtown Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — To say Exact Capital Group’s plans for downtown Bridgeport are ambitious is a bit of an understatement. In addition to the much-anticipated renovations to the historic Majestic and Poli Palace theaters and Savoy Hotel, the Manhattan-based developers aim to create “a 24-hour community” of housing, shops and more along the downtown north corridor.Mayor Joe Ganim ...

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