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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. She Nailed It Contest Hammers Home Need For Affordable Housing In Westport

    She Nailed It Contest Hammers Home Need For Affordable Housing In Westport

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Women from all over Fairfield County are invited to roll up their sleeves and compete in She Nailed It!, a fast-paced hammering competition for ladies only to support Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County.The organization is hosting its second annual social and competition from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 11 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old ...

  2. Stormy Weather: Boating Death Brings State Cold Water Warning

    Stormy Weather: Boating Death Brings State Cold Water Warning

    STRATFORD, Conn. — After a man died tragically last week falling from a boat into the frigid waters of Long Island Sound, state officials are reminding residents of the real dangers of cold water boating.The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a reminder that that, though air temperature is rising, water temperatures in Long Island Sound are still in ...

  3. Writer Chronicles Colorful Characters Found 'Only In Bridgeport' And Beyond

    Writer Chronicles Colorful Characters Found 'Only In Bridgeport' And Beyond

    REDDING, Conn. — Lennie Grimaldi — a reporter-turned-political insider-turned-inmate-turned-Bridgeport blogger — is nothing if not tenacious.At just 19, he wanted an exclusive interview with scream queen Linda Blair after a drug arrest. So he camped out near the ladies room at a Westport bar. “The Exorcist” star agreed to the chat.When he needed color for a profile on mobster Frank ...

  4. Fairfield U. Professor Gets Accolades For Work With Bridgeport Students

    Fairfield U. Professor Gets Accolades For Work With Bridgeport Students

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Bryan Ripley Crandall, a Fairfield University professor known for his boundless enthusiasm and support for Bridgeport students, immigrants and refugees, has been awarded the 2017 Elizabeth M. Pfriem Civic Leadership Award by the Bridgeport Public Education Fund in Bridgeport.The Stratford resident, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education and Allied ...

  5. Westport Cops: No Smooth Sailing Through Downtown Saturday

    Westport Cops: No Smooth Sailing Through Downtown Saturday

    WESTPORT, Conn. — You might want to steer clear of downtown Westport Saturday.Organizers of Maker Faire Westport are expecting a whopping 10,000 people to converge on Jesup Green, Bedford Square and the surrounding area, bringing with them lots of cars and pedestrian traffic.Police are planning to step up patrols for the event between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.Church Lane will be closed to cars ...

  6. Police Identify 33-Year-Old Man Shot To Death In Downtown Bridgeport

    Police Identify 33-Year-Old Man Shot To Death In Downtown Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police have identified the 33-year-old Stamford man who was shot to death at McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport early Thursday. The victim, Max Antoine of Stamford, was shot in the torso and collapsed in the middle of McLevy Green, Bridgeport police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said in a statement."Several gunshots were fired at this location, and a male ...

  7. Greater Bridgeport Symphony Concludes Season With Spring-Centric Show

    Greater Bridgeport Symphony Concludes Season With Spring-Centric Show

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Spring has sprung, and the Greater Bridgeport Symphony will conclude its season with a ode to the season.On April 22, the symphony closes out its 71st season with “GBS Celebrates Spring,” featuring guest conductor Jonathan Yates of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, who will solo on Bach’s iconic “Keyboard Concerto in D Minor.”The evening, which opens at 8 p.m. at the ...

  8. Climb In Trucks, Get In Gear At Volunteer Firefighter Day In Weston

    Climb In Trucks, Get In Gear At Volunteer Firefighter Day In Weston

    WESTON, Conn. — Truck-loving tots will have a field day this Sunday, when the Weston Volunteer Fire Department opens its doors for tours and demonstrations to celebrate Volunteer Firefighter Day.More than 60 Connecticut fire departments will hold open houses at nearly 80 locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.Visitors can speak to firefighters about their work, see demonstrations, ...

  9. Tiptoe Through The Tulips At Colorblends Show Garden In Bridgeport

    Tiptoe Through The Tulips At Colorblends Show Garden In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Colorblends House & Spring Garden, a rainbow-hued half-acre patch of sunshine on Clinton Avenue, is open to the public now through mid-May.Billed as a suburban garden, the grounds, at 893 Clinton Avenue, feature a whopping 40,000 flowering spring bulbs from dazzling daffodils to tender tulips.Free and open to the public until the flowers fade in mid-May, the ...

  10. Eagle Hill Southport School Announces Expansion Plan In Fairfield

    Eagle Hill Southport School Announces Expansion Plan In Fairfield

    SOUTHPORT, Conn. — Eagle Hill Southport School, an innovative learning space for students with ADHD and dyslexia and other language-based learning differences, will expand into the former People’s United Bank adjacent to campus.The school bought 226-228 Main Street Monday and will begin renovations on the building in May, according to the board of directors.“This is a very exciting time ...

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