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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. Westport Church Celebrates Installation Of Fifth Pastor In 96 Years

    Westport Church Celebrates Installation Of Fifth Pastor In 96 Years

    WESTPORT, Conn. — St. Paul Westport has something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving — the church’s new pastor.Pastor Bradley D. Knorr was installed as the Lutheran church’s new senior pastor at a special service on Nov. 19.Knorr is the fifth pastor of the 96-year-old congregation on Easton Road.He takes the helm as Pastor Paul Teske retired after 28 years of service. Teske is now the ...

  2. Westport Woman Arrested Twice In One Weekend For Assaults On Male

    Westport Woman Arrested Twice In One Weekend For Assaults On Male

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport woman was arrested after dragging a male down some stairs Saturday and then assaulting him while he slept early Sunday, police said.At around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, officers received a report that a male had fallen in a garage. Upon arrival at the undisclosed address, officers learned the male had been dragged down the stairs into the garage by Ting Lu, 30, of ...

  3. City Announces East Washington Avenue Bridge Closure in Bridgeport

    City Announces East Washington Avenue Bridge Closure in Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The city will temporarily close the East Washington Avenue bridge Tuesday, Nov. 21, so workers can complete mechanical and electrical repairs to the span.Storm and saltwater damage require a detour route around the bridge over Bridgeport Harbor. Traffic will be routed to River Street from Knowlton Street heading west and North Washington Avenue to River Street from ...

  4. Balloons Were Low, But Spirits Were High At Annual Stamford Parade

    Balloons Were Low, But Spirits Were High At Annual Stamford Parade

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The giant balloons looked like they were hunting for loose change on Atlantic Street, but spirits were high and performers were game at the blustery Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular on Sunday.With winds gusting to more than 30 miles per hour, parade organizers delayed the big show for a half-hour, allowing an impromptu dance party in the street in front of the ...

  5. Balloons Are Set To Soar In Stamford Parade; Start Delayed A Half-Hour

    Balloons Are Set To Soar In Stamford Parade; Start Delayed A Half-Hour

    STAMFORD, Conn. — THE BALLOONS ARE FLYING! That was the message just before noon Sunday from organizers of the the 24th Annual Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular. The start of the parade has been delayed from noon until 12:30 p.m. Spectators along the route reported it was windy, with balloons, hats and leaves flying. But organizers said the balloons will be a part of the parade this ...

  6. Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District Selects New Leader

    Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District Selects New Leader

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) has chosen Lauren Coakley Vincent as its new president.Coakley Vincent follows Michael Moore, who after six years in Bridgeport, is now vice president of operations for the Stamford Downtown Special Services District. She will assume the post in January.“I grew up in Fairfield County and have always been ...

  7. Longtime Stratford Library Leaders Win State Honors

    Longtime Stratford Library Leaders Win State Honors

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The Association of Connection Library Boards recognized two Stratford Library trustees for their significant contributions over the years.The association honored Constantine “Gus” Chagares and Joseph Janucik for their decades-long service.Both men have served the Stratford Library Board as assistant treasurer, vice president and president.Janucik has also spent many ...

  8. Order Up! First Campus Diner In New England Opens Its Doors At SHU

    Order Up! First Campus Diner In New England Opens Its Doors At SHU

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It’s official: JP’s Diner is now open for business at Sacred Heart University.The first on-campus diner in New England will be serving up ‘50s and ‘60s favorites for the student body and anyone else who’d like to stop by for a patty melt, milkshake or creamy slice of cheesecake.Named for SHU President John J. Petillo, the diner seats about 110 people inside — with 40 ...

  9. CT Wins $1.2 Million To Fund Long Island Sound Projects Across State

    CT Wins $1.2 Million To Fund Long Island Sound Projects Across State

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Eighteen Connecticut environmental projects — from wildlife preserve restoration in Westport to water pollution monitoring across Fairfield County — will move forward thanks to $1.2 million in grant funding announced Thursday.Federal and state officials announced a total of 20 grants — some of which will benefit other states — to local government and community groups ...

  10. Small Business Saturday Spells Sweet Deals For Savvy Stratford Shoppers

    Small Business Saturday Spells Sweet Deals For Savvy Stratford Shoppers

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Bargain hunters who take advantage of the eighth annual Small Business Saturday Nov. 25 will find a host of deals at shops all over Stratford.Mellow Monkey owner Howard Aspinwall has teamed up with Stratford’s Office of Economic Development to boost Stratford’s own unique businesses on the day after Black Friday."The Shop Small event is a great opportunity for ...

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