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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. College-Bound Teen Reaches Goal Thanks To Bridgeport Seniors

    College-Bound Teen Reaches Goal Thanks To Bridgeport Seniors

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Lauren Oakes understands adversity. At just 19, she and her family have persevered through her mom’s substance abuse, too many moves to count across the country and six months of homelessness when they moved to Bridgeport. But, with a $2,500 scholarship from an innovative program at a local retirement community, she is happily planning for her first semester at ...

  2. Battling Cancer, Shelton Woman To Swim Across The Sound

    Battling Cancer, Shelton Woman To Swim Across The Sound

    SHELTON, Conn. — About 200 swimmers will take part in the 2017 Swim Across the Sound, an annual 15.5-mile relay to raise money and awareness for cancer patients.But for one, the journey will be a very personal one.Swimmer Kim Adler, a clinical nurse educator at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, began her own battle with cancer in 2011, when, at 47, she was diagnosed with stage 3B colon ...

  3. Kung Fu Zombies? The Wasp Woman? Bridgeport's The Archive's Got 'Em

    Kung Fu Zombies? The Wasp Woman? Bridgeport's The Archive's Got 'Em

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Sure, you’ve lined up to see “Wonder Woman,” “War for the Planet of the Apes” and all the other big-name blockbusters this summer.But chances are you’ve never even heard of some of the flicks James Neurath is peddling from The Archive, an unassuming downtown storefront that opened for business last month.“There’s ‘Raw Force,’” he said picking up one of hundreds of ...

  4. Groove On Over To Vinyl Street Café's First Birthday Bash In Fairfield

    Groove On Over To Vinyl Street Café's First Birthday Bash In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — If you thought vinyl records went the way of mood rings and floppy discs, stop on by Vinyl Street Café, which will celebrate its one-year anniversary with much hoopla this Saturday.The anniversary festivities include live music performances, tasty breakfast and lunch options from BFF Grill food truck, craft beer and always popular raffles and giveaways. You can even ...

  5. Bridgeport Center Combats Violence, Trauma With Summer Camp Fun

    Bridgeport Center Combats Violence, Trauma With Summer Camp Fun

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Children across the region who’ve suffered trauma will have a welcome respite this summer thanks to a new camp launched by The Center for Family Justice.Camp HOPE Connecticut is the first summer camp and mentoring program in New England specifically tailored for children who have experienced primary and secondary abuse and trauma.The camp, which is free to campers, ...

  6. Boy, 12, In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car In Shelton

    Boy, 12, In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 12-year-old boy is in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital today, after he was struck by a car while riding his bike Thursday, police said.The boy, who was not identified, was riding his bicycle at the intersection of Maltby and Gilbert streets around 6:30 p.m. when he was hit, police said.He was treated at the scene and transferred to the New Haven hospital ...

  7. Fairfield Warde Grad Honored With Business School Scholarship

    Fairfield Warde Grad Honored With Business School Scholarship

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 2017 Fairfield Warde High School grad is a little closer to his business dreams, thanks to a scholarship from the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.Gareth Gacetta won one of two FELO Scholarship Awards from the chamber’s Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization. He received $1,500 towards his college education.“I’m very excited about the chamber’s involvement with ...

  8. Heat Kills: Students' Signs Serve As Life-Saving Reminder In Westport

    Heat Kills: Students' Signs Serve As Life-Saving Reminder In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport kids and their furry friends are a little bit safer this summer due to an imaginative project by three Staples High School students.Brandon Malin, Alison Green and Jordi Katz teamed up to create heat safety signs for local parking lots, reminding drivers about the dangers of leaving children and pets in parked cars in the summer heat.With support from First ...

  9. Bookworms Unite! It's Time For The Pequot Library Summer Sale In Fairfield

    Bookworms Unite! It's Time For The Pequot Library Summer Sale In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — With an estimated 140,000 books to choose from, there will be something for every taste at the 57th annual Pequot Library Summer Book Sale, a much-anticipated event running from Friday, July 21 through Tuesday, July 25 at the Southport library.Dubbed “The Best Book Sale in New England,” the library’s sale draws both book dealers looking for rare finds and voracious ...

  10. City Lights Celebrates SAMESEX With Exhibit, Pride Parade, Variety Show

    City Lights Celebrates SAMESEX With Exhibit, Pride Parade, Variety Show

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — City Lights invites the public to the 7th annual SAMESEX exhibit Thursday night, followed by the yearly Pride Parade, a drag contest and a variety show featuring members of Les Ballet Eloelle and a Liberace tribute.SAMESEX explores LGBT themes, same-sex attraction and current affairs. Artists, who need not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to participate, have ...

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