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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. Boo! Beardsley Zoo Celebrates Student Winners In Scarecrows On Parade

    Boo! Beardsley Zoo Celebrates Student Winners In Scarecrows On Parade

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Creative kids let their imaginations soar in the Beardsley Zoo’s annual Scarecrows on Parade with two Fairfield County schools taking top honors.Each year the zoo invites schools, art classes, scouts and classrooms to create their own one-of-a-kind scarecrows to exhibit in front of the zoo’s greenhouse throughout October and November.Guests at Boo at the Zoo on Oct. ...

  2. Step Up: Bridgeport Health Department Announces Take The Stairs Challenge

    Step Up: Bridgeport Health Department Announces Take The Stairs Challenge

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport health department is challenging city residents to put a little extra spring in their steps by joining the Take The Stairs Initiative. The steps challenge begins with a kick-off event at 10 a.m., Nov. 13, at the Margaret Morton Government Building, 999 Broad Street.The event runs from Nov. 13 through Jan. 13 and participants will be entered into a ...

  3. Stew Leonard's Takes Thanksgiving Samples To A New Level This Weekend

    Stew Leonard's Takes Thanksgiving Samples To A New Level This Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Want to mix it up a little this Thanksgiving?Get some fresh ideas on what to serve with the bird at Stew Leonard’s Taste of Thanksgiving, running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at both the Norwalk and Danbury stores.Shoppers can enjoy a cornucopia of sampling stations in each store, offering nibbles of some of Stew’s most popular Turkey Day dishes — ...

  4. Shelton's Wiffle Ball Hits The Big Leagues At National Toy Hall Of Fame

    Shelton's Wiffle Ball Hits The Big Leagues At National Toy Hall Of Fame

    SHELTON, Conn. — Shelton’s own Wiffle Ball® finally knocked one out of the park, winning a coveted spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame.The time-honored plaything — made in Shelton since 1953 — joins paper airplanes and the board game Clue in the hall’s Class of 2017.The new group was inducted into the Rochester, N.Y.-based hall, taking their place alongside previous honorees such as ...

  5. Fairfield State Rep. Wins Keep The Promise Leadership Award

    Fairfield State Rep. Wins Keep The Promise Leadership Award

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Keep the Promise Coalition recently honored State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield) with the Legislative Leadership Award for her advocacy on mental health issues.The award was presented at the organization’s 18th annual Awards Luncheon in Bloomfield.“I’m honored to be recognized by the Keep the Promise Coalition, which does important work throughout ...

  6. Stratfield Village Association Unveils Improvements At Fairfield Park

    Stratfield Village Association Unveils Improvements At Fairfield Park

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — You’re invited to the official unveiling of the new and improved Lt. Owen Fish Park.The Stratfield Village Association will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the park, 1401 Stratfield Road, at 11 a.m., Nov. 18.The upgrades include a new toddler playground, renovated bathroom facilities and new wooded walking trails behind the park, which will be dedicated to longtime ...

  7. Fairfield Elects A Mix To RTM Boards of Education, Finance And More

    Fairfield Elects A Mix To RTM Boards of Education, Finance And More

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Voters in Fairfield decided seats on the Representative Town Meeting, the Board of Finance, the Board of Education the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Board of Assessment Appeals and more in Tuesday's election.It was a strong showing by Democrats. The party now has a 23-17 majority on the RTM and a 6-3 majority on the Town Plan and Zoning Commission. Democrats ...

  8. Bridgeport Art Trail Celebrates City's Burgeoning Creative Scene

    Bridgeport Art Trail Celebrates City's Burgeoning Creative Scene

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The annual Bridgeport Art Trail kicks off Thursday with a long weekend of city-wide open studios, exhibitions, art talks, performances and more.The Kick-off and Artists’ Party runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ground Floor Gallery at Read’s ArtSpace downtown.On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can make a day of it with art brunches, studio tours, beer and vinyl ...

  9. UPDATED: Veterans To Commemorate Service, Sacrifice On Nov. 11 In Monroe

    UPDATED: Veterans To Commemorate Service, Sacrifice On Nov. 11 In Monroe

    UPDATED: Due to predicted strong winds and cold temperatures, this ceremony has been moved indoors to the Baptist church across from Stepney Green.MONROE, Conn. — All veterans of war and peacetime service and the public are invited to commemorate Veterans Day on the Stepney Green on Nov. 11.The American Legion posts from Monroe and Easton will hold an 11 a.m. ceremony, including wreath ...

  10. Fairfield Police: Westport Man Who Drove Car Into Building Had Heroin

    Fairfield Police: Westport Man Who Drove Car Into Building Had Heroin

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Westport man with eight grams of heroin in his car drove his BMW into a building in Southport on Sunday, police said.The man, who appeared confused at the scene, was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries around 2 p.m., police said.Witnesses said the man drove the 2010 BMW 528xi over the curb and into a cement wall at People’s Bank ...

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