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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. Architect Heads Back To School With Renovations To Stratford Alma Mater

    Architect Heads Back To School With Renovations To Stratford Alma Mater

    STRATFORD, Conn. — When architect George Perham headed out to his latest project, he didn’t need to take a map or plug any coordinates into his GPS.Forty-seven years after his 1970 graduation, Perham was headed back to Stratford High School to see the $125-million renovation on his alma mater come to life.“This was one of the most meaningful groundbreakings of my career,” said Perham, a ...

  2. Life Becomes Art At Fairfield Beach — And You're Invited

    Life Becomes Art At Fairfield Beach — And You're Invited

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Ever wanted to be a work of art?You’ll have your chance if you head to the beach on Aug. 12.The Fairfield Museum is collaborating with Westport photographer Stephen Wilkes to create one of his extraordinary “Day to Night” photographs of Fairfield’s waterfront.On the 12th, Wilkes will capture Fairfield beach over a 24-hour period from a staging area on Jennings ...

  3. Norwalk River Rowing Squads Bring Home Gold At Philly Regatta

    Norwalk River Rowing Squads Bring Home Gold At Philly Regatta

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk River Rowing Association (NRRA) Men’s Youth Racing earned a third place in men’s points total at the Philadelphia Youth Regatta on July 22.The regatta is a part of the Schuylkill Navy Series that attracts more than 1,200 athletes from over 54 clubs held on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.NRRA’s total of 36 medals — 24 gold and 12 silver medals — were ...

  4. Fairfield U. Launches Nurse Midwifery Program This Fall

    Fairfield U. Launches Nurse Midwifery Program This Fall

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies is launching a new program in nurse midwifery this fall.The doctor of nursing practice in nurse midwifery program will prepare students as expert nurse midwives for every stage and setting of midwifery care for women. Students will gain clinical experience through attending births and ...

  5. Westport Library Announces 'Transformational' Renovation Timeline

    Westport Library Announces 'Transformational' Renovation Timeline

    WESTPORT, Conn. — After months of anticipation, the Westport Library has announced it will break ground in September on a $19.5 renovation project that will add more conference rooms, a state-of-the-art recording studio, a larger MakerSpace and a 500-capacity Forum — all within the existing space.“For nearly a decade, the Library has been evaluating plans to transform our existing ...

  6. Police: Niantic Woman And "Known Criminal" Burglarized Westport Home

    Police: Niantic Woman And "Known Criminal" Burglarized Westport Home

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Niantic woman faces burglary and larceny charges after she stole a purse and other items from a Weston Road home, police said.Natasha Pennywell, 34, of West Main Street, was charged with second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, issuing a bad check, third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, police said.In October ...

  7. Fairfield Police: Woman Tried To Steal Cash From 19 Bank Accounts

    Fairfield Police: Woman Tried To Steal Cash From 19 Bank Accounts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New York woman believed to be part of an organized ring of people using a ‘skimmer’ device scheme to steal cash from bank accounts was arrested Friday on 19 counts of identity theft in Fairfield, police said.On June 11, Gabriela Enache, 38, of Northern Boulevard, Flushing, was captured on live-stream surveillance using several different cards at an ATM at the ...

  8. Westport Police: Norwalk Housekeeper Stole Checks — Again — And $16K

    Westport Police: Norwalk Housekeeper Stole Checks — Again — And $16K

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk housekeeper faces larceny and forgery charges after she deposited $16,000 in bad checks stolen from an employer’s checkbook to her own bank account, police said.Diana Parra, 48, of Cavanaugh Street, was charged with third-degree larceny and third-degree forgery in connection with the January 2017 incident, police said.She was held on $50,000 bond and is ...

  9. Westport Police: Norwalk Woman Faces Bad Check Charges In Westport

    Westport Police: Norwalk Woman Faces Bad Check Charges In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk woman was arrested Tuesday on two warrants for passing bad checks in town, police said.Patricia Hiller, 70, of North Main Street, faces two counts of issuing a bad check.Both charges stem from checks Hiller wrote in 2016. On Aug. 1 of that year, a complainant said Hiller wrote a check for $1,039.92 that could not be cashed against Hiller’s account due to ...

  10. Don't Be Blue: The Berries Are Ripe For The Pickin' In Shelton

    Don't Be Blue: The Berries Are Ripe For The Pickin' In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Rise and shine, blueberry fans! There’s a bumper crop of the little blue beauties at Jones Family Farms just waiting for you to pick them this weekend. Pick-your-own fans were out in force Friday, walking away with pounds of the tiny fruits that were practically jumping off the bushes.The farm advises visitors to call Farmer Jones Crop Line — 203-929-8425 — before ...

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