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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 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 ...

  2. Police Identify 33-Year-Old Stamford Man Shot To Death In Bridgeport

    Police Identify 33-Year-Old Stamford Man Shot To Death In 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lawmakers: Trump's Cuts Will Hurt Seniors, Kids, Vets In Connecticut

    Lawmakers: Trump's Cuts Will Hurt Seniors, Kids, Vets In Connecticut

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — About 100 people rallied in Bridgeport on Tuesday, protesting proposed federal budget cuts they say will decimate programs that children, senior citizens, veterans and the needy depend on across the city and the nation.President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program and HOME Investment Partnership Program, ...

  5. Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Give New Bands A Break In Fairfield

    Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Give New Bands A Break In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — As founding members of both Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, drummer Chris Frantz and bassist Tina Weymouth know how much it means to catch a break as new artists.And as Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, they’re about to give a leg up to promising up-and-comers by hosting the new Emerging Artist Series at Fairfield Theatre Company.The Fairfield-based husband-wife duo, in ...

  6. Mammoth Maker Faire On The Drawing Board This Weekend In Westport

    Mammoth Maker Faire On The Drawing Board This Weekend In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Part science fair, part country fair, Maker Faire, a catalyst for tinkerers, artisans, engineers and those who think way outside the proverbial box, is coming back to Westport this Earth Day.One of the largest annual events held in town, Maker Faire Westport is expected to bring a record 10,000 fans to Westport Library on Jesup Green, the Taylor parking lot and other ...

  7. "M*A*S*H" Star To Be Honored At Westport Library Fundraiser

    "M*A*S*H" Star To Be Honored At Westport Library Fundraiser

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Alan Alda, seven-time Emmy winner for TV’s iconic “M*A*S*H,” will appear at Westport Library in June as the 2017 honoree for the annual BOOKED for the Evening fundraiser.The signature fundraiser takes place at 7 p.m. June 5 at the library. Tickets go on sale here on May 1.An award-winning actor, director, writer and educator, Alda is the author of “If I Understood You, ...

  8. Funnel Cake And Fundraising: Take A Ride At School Carnival In Fairfield

    Funnel Cake And Fundraising: Take A Ride At School Carnival In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — If you can’t remember your last thrill ride or belly full of fried dough, the much-anticipated McKinley Elementary School Carnival is just around the corner.The event, featuring rides, games and plenty to eat, will run from April 28 through April 30 at Jennings Beach.The school PTA’s biggest fundraiser, the carnival offers rides suitable for daring toddlers through ...

  9. Police: Armed Newtown Man Hits Trees, Flips Car In Fairfield

    Police: Armed Newtown Man Hits Trees, Flips Car In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A gun-toting Newtown man who hit several trees before flipping his car on its side early Saturday faces drunken driving charges, police said.David Guerra, 35, of Glen Road, was driving eastbound on Walls Drive around midnight when he veered off the northside shoulder of the road, hitting the trees and coming to rest on the driver’s side, police said.A passenger in the ...

  10. Westport Forum Shines Light On Teen Relationship Violence

    Westport Forum Shines Light On Teen Relationship Violence

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A staggering 10 percent of high school students have been physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend, according to the Futures Without Violence website.One in three teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped or physically hurt by a partner.Faced with these stark statistics, Westport’s Domestic Violence Task Force will host ...

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