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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. Skating In Shorts? Hundreds Glide By The Gazebo At Fairfield Fundraiser

    Skating In Shorts? Hundreds Glide By The Gazebo At Fairfield Fundraiser

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — With temperatures climbing into the balmy 60s, it wasn’t quite the winter wonderland scene organizers might have envisioned.But hundreds of families, teens and kids had a ball taking to the synthetic ice at the first-ever Skating on Sherman Green event in Fairfield on Friday afternoon, raising money for two children’s charities.“It’s really fun,” said Jack O’Connor, ...

  2. Police: Shelton Man Sold Drugs In Fatal Overdose

    Police: Shelton Man Sold Drugs In Fatal Overdose

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Shelton man was arrested Wednesday after police determined he had sold drugs to a man who was found dead in his home last fall, police said.Jerome Downing, 39, was charged with two counts of illegal sale of narcotics, police said. He was held on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Derby Superior Court on Wednesday.A 37-year-old Shelton man was found dead ...

  3. Stratford Entrepreneur Says Yes To The Dresses At The Savvy Bride Shop

    Stratford Entrepreneur Says Yes To The Dresses At The Savvy Bride Shop

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Erica La Ferlita enjoyed the hustle and bustle of working at The Gap for 19 years, but she’s finding some secret perks to owning her own business, the recently opened The Savvy Bride in Stratford.“I just sit here and I look at all the beautiful dresses,” she said, relaxing at her desk in the center of the Paradise Green shop’s showroom. “I’m just in awe at the beauty ...

  4. Jump Shot Range Helps Players Learn To Take It To The Hoop In Stratford

    Jump Shot Range Helps Players Learn To Take It To The Hoop In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — If there’s one thing Patrick Parker knows it’s that practice makes perfect.He sees it every day at Jump Shot Range, a basketball skill-building facility he and some friends opened on Access Road in Stratford in November. The idea came to him when his 13-year-old daughter told him she wanted to play basketball, but she didn’t know how to shoot.“She needed a lot of reps ...

  5. Home Is Where The Heart Is For Volunteer, 90, At Fairfield County Habitat

    Home Is Where The Heart Is For Volunteer, 90, At Fairfield County Habitat

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Betty McPherson loves volunteering at Habitat for Humanity so much, she even showed up recently on her birthday — her 90th birthday.McPherson, who has volunteered at the Coastal Fairfield County offices for nearly 30 years, is matter-of-fact when asked why she continues her service to others into her 10th decade.“It keeps me young,” she said. “It keeps me going. It ...

  6. Save Our Stepney Task Force Takes Art To Heart In Monroe's Outdoor Display

    Save Our Stepney Task Force Takes Art To Heart In Monroe's Outdoor Display

    MONROE, Conn. — Residents of Monroe’s Stepney section are feeling the love, due to a colorful art installation on the village’s picturesque green.Monroe’s Caitlin Loehr created the two entwined hearts shot through with Cupid’s arrow and the special Valentine message, “From Stepney With Love.”Last Thursday’s snowstorm felled the message, but the hearts and a series of 350 smaller ...

  7. Syrian Refugee Families Make Their Way To Bridgeport

    Syrian Refugee Families Make Their Way To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Syrian refugee Farida Alfaawri and her four children only had three hours’ notice to gather their things and board a plane from Jordan to New York City Monday.But they didn’t mind.After being told four days before that they couldn’t come to America at all because of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the family, who have spent four uncertain years as refugees, were ...

  8. Reggae Fave Brings Birthday Bash To Fairfield Theatre Company

    Reggae Fave Brings Birthday Bash To Fairfield Theatre Company

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Local reggae hero Mystic Bowie plans to spend his birthday at home — his musical home, that is. The magnetic performer will take to the stage at Fairfield Theatre Company Saturday for his annual Mystic Bowie/Bob Marley Birthday Bash, an evening dedicated solely to the music of the two singers, whose birthdays are two days apart.“I do consider FTC my musical home,” ...

  9. Handmade Market Takes Its Show On The Road In Shelton

    Handmade Market Takes Its Show On The Road In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. -- Celebrate Shelton’s popular Handmade Market will have a change of scenery this weekend. Usually held in the Conti Building downtown, the first Downtown Handmade Market…Around Town will take place Feb. 11 and 12 at the Valley United Way, 54 Grove St.This special market will focus on shopping local and giving local as Celebrate Shelton encourages attendees to make a ...

  10. Redding Guitar Phenom Joins Up With Legendary Soul Musician From Danbury

    Redding Guitar Phenom Joins Up With Legendary Soul Musician From Danbury

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Esteemed music critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts once called Grayson Hugh “the greatest singer-songwriter you just may not have heard.”You can change that March 11 when the acclaimed Danbury-based musician and his band, The Moon Hawks, and Redding teenage guitar phenom Bobby Paltauf bring their Rock & Soul Explosion to the Fairfield Theatre Company. ...

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