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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. Quick Center Takes It To The Stage For Artsy Summer Camp In Fairfield

    Quick Center Takes It To The Stage For Artsy Summer Camp In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Think summer camp is all about swim lessons, ghost stories and latrines?Not so at the Quick Center for the Arts.The Fairfield University-based arts haven is offering four camp intensives this summer, teaching youngsters the ins and outs of hip hop dance, fashion design, graffiti and singing for the stage.The sessions give campers a chance to work with professional ...

  2. Forum To Address Discovery Of PCBs At Fairfield Ludlowe

    Forum To Address Discovery Of PCBs At Fairfield Ludlowe

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The town is planning a forum to address the paint containing PCBs was found at Fairfield Ludlowe High School during a window replacement project. The workers 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 or health risks posed by the paint.The Fairfield ...

  3. Unsafe Pavilion Roof Coming Down At Westport's Compo Beach

    Unsafe Pavilion Roof Coming Down At Westport's Compo Beach

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The brick picnic pavilion at Compo Beach will be closed this 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  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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