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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. ICYMI: Balloons Were Low, But Spirits Were High At Annual Stamford Parade

    ICYMI: Balloons Were Low, But Spirits Were High At Annual Stamford Parade

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Do you love a parade? Check out the all the fun and festivities that took place Sunday at the annual Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular.The giant balloons looked like they were hunting for loose change on Atlantic Street, but spirits were high and performers were game at the blustery Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular on Sunday.With winds gusting to more than 30 ...

  2. Trumbull High Band To Take Herald Square For Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

    Trumbull High Band To Take Herald Square For Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Be sure to turn on the television Thursday morning: The Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band will be marching in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.Fresh from wowing the crowds at the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular on Sunday, members of the band staged an impromptu parade at a Monday send-off party at the Westfield Trumbull Mall.And they appeared ...

  3. Fairfield County Shopkeepers Woo Savvy Shoppers On Small Business Saturday

    Fairfield County Shopkeepers Woo Savvy Shoppers On Small Business Saturday

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Would you rather skinny dip at the North Pole than brave the crowds at the mall this holiday shopping season?Blow off Black Friday and stroll on over to Small Business Saturday at a downtown near you.Several Fairfield County chambers of commerce and merchant organizations are rolling out the red carpet — and touting deals on decidedly different gifts —at unique ...

  4. Balloons Were Low, But Spirits Were High At Annual Stamford Parade

    Balloons Were Low, But Spirits Were High At Annual Stamford Parade

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The giant balloons looked like they were hunting for loose change on Atlantic Street, but spirits were high and performers were game at the blustery Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular on Sunday.With winds gusting to more than 30 miles per hour, parade organizers delayed the big show for a half-hour, allowing an impromptu dance party in the street in front of the ...

  5. Balloons Are Set To Soar In Stamford Parade; Start Delayed A Half-Hour

    Balloons Are Set To Soar In Stamford Parade; Start Delayed A Half-Hour

    STAMFORD, Conn. — THE BALLOONS ARE FLYING! That was the message just before noon Sunday from organizers of the the 24th Annual Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular. The start of the parade has been delayed from noon until 12:30 p.m. Spectators along the route reported it was windy, with balloons, hats and leaves flying. But organizers said the balloons will be a part of the parade this ...

  6. CT Wins $1.2 Million To Fund Long Island Sound Projects Across State

    CT Wins $1.2 Million To Fund Long Island Sound Projects Across State

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Eighteen Connecticut environmental projects — from wildlife preserve restoration in Westport to water pollution monitoring across Fairfield County — will move forward thanks to $1.2 million in grant funding announced Thursday.Federal and state officials announced a total of 20 grants — some of which will benefit other states — to local government and community groups ...

  7. Fairfield 'E-Tailers' Open Holiday Pop-Up Shop In Westport

    Fairfield 'E-Tailers' Open Holiday Pop-Up Shop In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Two longtime friends and Fairfield ‘e-tailers’ have teamed up to open a pop-up holiday shop in the heart of downtown Westport.Jennifer Bebon, co-founder of Holiday in A Box Shop, and Susanne Witte Settineri, president of Gourmet Cravings, say their seasonal store at 135 Post Road East is the perfect stop for all your holiday decorating and hostess gift solutions.“Last ...

  8. Stratford Violin Virtuoso, 17, To Kick Off New Concert Series In Fairfield

    Stratford Violin Virtuoso, 17, To Kick Off New Concert Series In Fairfield

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A 17-year-old Stratford violin virtuoso will perform at the first-ever Emerging Artists Concert at Pequot Library in Southport.Cameron Chase, who studies at The Juilliard Pre-College Program, will take the stage at 7 p.m. for the Nov. 28 concert, which is free and open to the public.Chase, who took up the violin when he was five, has played Henri Vieuxtemps’ “Violin ...

  9. Himes To Make First Local Appearance Since November Elections

    Himes To Make First Local Appearance Since November Elections

    WESTPORT, Conn. — U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-4th District) will be in the area to talk politics, the new federal tax proposal, the Russia investigation and more on Tuesday, Nov. 21, his first local appearance since the November elections.Now in his fifth term, Himes will address the membership of Indivisible Connecticut District 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons ...

  10. Teens To Keep Up Conservation Work At Beardsley Zoo Thanks To $10K Grant

    Teens To Keep Up Conservation Work At Beardsley Zoo Thanks To $10K Grant

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Beardsley Zoo’s Conservation Discovery Corps will continue its programming for teens thanks to a $10,000 grant from People’s United Community Foundation.The grant from the charitable giving arm of People’s United Bank supports the zoo’s program. It is designed for high school students to work alongside field biologists and study the role of zoos in conservation ...

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