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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. Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide In Stratford

    Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Thomas Brennan rammed a digging tool into the mushy sands of low tide at Stratford Point Friday.“I’ve dug a lot…a lot,” the eighth-grader said, braving the nippy winds in just a T-shirt. “It gives back to the environment.”Brennan, who goes to Unquowa School in Fairfield, was one of about 130 students who turned out to help a team from Sacred Heart University plant a ...

  2. Fairfield Names New Parks & Rec Director

    Fairfield Names New Parks & Rec Director

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Anthony R. Calabrese, the town’s recreation coordinator since 2005, is the new Parks and Recreation director, First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced Thursday.Calabrese, who has been interim director, succeeds Director Gerald Lombardo who recently retired after serving the town for 29 years.“I look forward to continuing my work within the Parks and Recreation ...

  3. From Sniper To 'Sexually Speaking': The Dr. Ruth Story On Stratford Stage

    From Sniper To 'Sexually Speaking': The Dr. Ruth Story On Stratford Stage

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Everyone remembers Dr. Ruth, the pint-sized purveyor of frank sex talk who became an unlikely star of radio and television in the 1980s.But do you know how she got there?Square One Theatre Company will conclude its 27th season with Mark St. Germain’s “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” an illuminating look at a backstory most fans have probably never known.Born in Karlstadt, ...

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

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

    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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Fairfield Cops Serve Up Scoops For Scholars At Saugatuck Sweets

    Fairfield Cops Serve Up Scoops For Scholars At Saugatuck Sweets

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Here’s one way to justify the sugary satisfaction of chowing down on a scoop or two of ice cream: It’s for a good cause.From May 18 through 21, celebrity scoopers from the Fairfield Police Department will be behind the counter at Saugatuck Sweets, collecting tips and donations for the Police Union Scholarship Fund.The team’s goal is to raise more than $5,000 during ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Bridgeport Police Identify 33-Year-Old Man Shot To Death At McLevy Green

    Bridgeport Police Identify 33-Year-Old Man Shot To Death At McLevy Green

    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 ...

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