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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Weston Historical Society Puts Human Face On World War II With New Exhibit

    Weston Historical Society Puts Human Face On World War II With New Exhibit

    WESTON, Conn. — Bayard Dodge Jr. was a promising student at Deerfield Academy headed for Princeton University in the spring of 1944.But by November of that year, the 20-year old — then-Private First Class Dodge — found himself leading a group of men up a hill in the south of France.“Bang, he was shot. And that was the end of him,” said Reg Bowden, shaking his head at the sad ...

  2. Two Teens Arrested In Sweet 16 Shooting That Left Six Wounded In Bridgeport

    Two Teens Arrested In Sweet 16 Shooting That Left Six Wounded In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police have arrested two youths in connection with a November shooting in which six people were injured at a Sweet 16 party at a Park Avenue club.Police were called to Club Sportivo at about 10:45 p.m. Nov. 12, after the party hosts began charging admission to an “after party” and a fight erupted with gunfire outside the club, police said.Based on an ...

  3. Fairfield Country Day Students Visit With Newtown Sen. Hwang

    Fairfield Country Day Students Visit With Newtown Sen. Hwang

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield County Day School students got a peek behind the scenes at the State Capitol on Thursday, when state Sen. Tony Hwang welcomed them to the historic Senate Chamber.Hwang thanked the school’s teachers and administrators for scheduled the tour of the complex and urged students to continue to take an interest in their state government. Hwang represents ...

  4. Peaches & Bacon Pie? Check Out Milano Of Bridgeport

    Peaches & Bacon Pie? Check Out Milano Of Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Working for a food distribution company, Freddy Tomaj often passed the burgeoning little Fairfield Avenue strip of shops and restaurants known as Bijou Square.Having worked at pizzerias through high school and college, he took an interest in Two Boots, the New Orleans/Italian eatery that specialized in unusual pies.When the Newtown resident noticed that establishment ...

  5. Mom Bakes Up Tasty — But Allergen-Free — Treats At Izzi B's In Norwalk

    Mom Bakes Up Tasty — But Allergen-Free — Treats At Izzi B's In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — When her daughter Isabella was born with an egg allergy, seasoned chef Pam Nicholas knew creating a perfect first birthday cake would be a bit of a challenge.So she got to work early, experimenting with egg substitutes and healthy alternatives that would still make a tasty and attractive cake.“It took me nine months to come up with one good cupcake,” the Wilton mom ...

  6. Illusionist Conjures Up Good, Fresh Food At Magic Cafe In Shelton

    Illusionist Conjures Up Good, Fresh Food At Magic Cafe In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Professional magician Bryan Lizotte has always wanted to run an entertainment venue.So when Ari’s Luncheon, er, disappeared from its Bridgeport Avenue storefront, Lizotte and his wife, Michele, pounced on the prime location and opened Magic Cafe in October.“I just enjoy performing and making people happy,” said the Shelton resident who performs regularly at birthday ...

  7. Trumbull High's We The People Team Scores Another Victory In Civics Contest

    Trumbull High's We The People Team Scores Another Victory In Civics Contest

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Trumbull High School's We the People team is headed to the national championships again after successfully capturing the state title for the sixth year in a row.The 24 seniors who competed Dec. 9 have spent the year preparing for the hotly contested event, which involves making polished presentations and answering on-the-fly questions about complex constitutional ...

  8. Dreams Of Aviation Annex Soar For Stratford Flight Fans

    Dreams Of Aviation Annex Soar For Stratford Flight Fans

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Charlie Vesterman retired after 34 years at Sikorsky Aircraft, but he has never lost his love of tinkering with airplanes. That’s how he became one of the elder statesmen of a dedicated dozen or so volunteers at the Connecticut Air and Space Center in Stratford, quietly keeping the state’s aviation legacy aloft from a chilly building near the Sikorsky Airport and ...

  9. Bethel's Giggling Pig Grabs Three International Awards For Excellence

    Bethel's Giggling Pig Grabs Three International Awards For Excellence

    SHELTON, Conn. — The team at the Gigging Pig Art & Party Studios is laughing a little louder this month, having won three major nods at the annual Stevie Awards for great employers.Hannah Perry, owner of the 5-year-old business with stores in Shelton and Bethel, won silver awards for Female Entrepreneur of the Year — Consumer Services, 10 or Less Employees and Maverick of the Year. ...

  10. Siblings Killed In Fairfield Crash

    Siblings Killed In Fairfield Crash

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A brother and sister were killed in a one-car collision in Fairfield early Wednesday, police said.Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Fairfield police responded to a car that crashed into a tree on Sunfield Lane after exiting I-95 onto Mill Plain Road.A preliminary investigation showed the black 2010 Honda Accord was driven by Brandon Dupee, 33, of Bridgeport, and his passenger ...

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