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

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  1. 45-Year-Old Fish Market Closing Its Doors In Fairfield

    45-Year-Old Fish Market Closing Its Doors In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield institution will be closing its doors this holiday season: Swanson’s Fish Market will be no more after New Year’s Day.The Swanson family had announced plans to sell the 45-year-old business earlier this month, but they decided to close when patriarch Jerry Swanson passed away just days after the announcement.“So it’s finally official today, after 45 Year’s ...

  2. Happy New Year! Westport Pulls Out The Stops For First Night Festivities

    Happy New Year! Westport Pulls Out The Stops For First Night Festivities

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Looking for something the whole family can enjoy on New Year’s Eve?Head to downtown Westport for First Night Westport-Weston, one of the region’s largest holiday celebrations.This year’s festivities include the tuneful melodies of songstress Michele Grace, crowd-pleasing hypnotist Jim Spinnato, karaoke, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more throughout the afternoon ...

  3. Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Expected To Announce Gubernatorial Run Next Week

    Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Expected To Announce Gubernatorial Run Next Week

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced he was exploring a run for governor back in April, and it looks like he'll make it official next week.The mayor, who spent seven years in prison on felony charges after his first stint as mayor, is expected to announce his candidacy and officially file with the state Jan. 3, according to city spokesperson Rowena White, who ...

  4. TV Dance Star From Weston Donates To Trumbull-Based Autism Project

    TV Dance Star From Weston Donates To Trumbull-Based Autism Project

    WESTON, Conn. — Weston resident Tony Dovolani of “Dancing With the Stars” fame made the holidays brighter for children with special needs across the region by donating $60,000 to The Kennedy Center’s Autism Project. Dovolani hosted the second annual Tony Dovolani Golf for Special Needs Children Tournament, earmarking the proceeds for the Trumbull-based Kennedy Center.“I am honored to be ...

  5. Bridgeport Rallies Around Quadriplegic Teacher With Benefits In Limbo

    Bridgeport Rallies Around Quadriplegic Teacher With Benefits In Limbo

    This is one of the most popular stories of 2017 in Fairfield County. Wade is still awaiting word on his benefits.BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Friends are rallying around a beloved Central High School teacher who recently learned that state budget changes might make it impossible for him to work or to continue his normal lifestyle.Tom Wade sustained a spinal cord injury from a diving accident ...

  6. Shelton Students Act Kindly, Dunk Principal To Raise Funds For Playground

    Shelton Students Act Kindly, Dunk Principal To Raise Funds For Playground

    SHELTON, Conn. — Families at Sunnyside Elementary School are well on their way to funding a new playground, thanks to generous donations — and a principal willing to get into a dunking booth for a good cause.As of last month, the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization has raised $13,000 towards a goal of $60,000 for the new state-of-the-art play space, which will be ADA ...

  7. Long Island Sound's Sunken Secrets Revealed In Bridgeport Man's Videos

    Long Island Sound's Sunken Secrets Revealed In Bridgeport Man's Videos

    This is one of the most popular stories of 2017 in Fairfield County. BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Anyone who thinks scuba diving is a sport best done in Aruba or along the Great Barrier Reef should have a little chat with Denis Habza.Scuba certified since 2006, the Black Rock resident has made a side career of hunting through the dark depths of Long Island Sound, creating fascinating videos for ...

  8. Prost! German Beer Hall To Open Its Doors In Downtown Bridgeport

    Prost! German Beer Hall To Open Its Doors In Downtown Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Beer lovers, rejoice: Harlan Haus will officially open its doors in downtown Bridgeport on Jan. 10.The much-anticipated German-style beer hall will hold a grand opening from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the former People Bank building at 155 State Street.Developers had originally hoped to open in the fall, but delays put the big day off a few months.“We cannot thank you ...

  9. Five Arrested, Police Officer Injured In Early Morning Westport Incident

    Five Arrested, Police Officer Injured In Early Morning Westport Incident

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A police officer was injured and five were arrested Tuesday morning in Westport for attempting to break into cars in Saugatuck and running a stolen vehicle into a police car, police said.Police began receiving calls of several people in a white Audi SUV attempting to open cars around 5 a.m.Officer Michael Tomanelli, who was first on the scene, saw the suspects speeding ...

  10. Dancing Queen: SHU Sophomore A Contender On Italian TV Talent Show

    Dancing Queen: SHU Sophomore A Contender On Italian TV Talent Show

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It’s safe to say Lauren Celentano has got talent and she thinks she can dance.That’s why the Sacred Heart University sophomore has spent the last several weeks competing as the first American on “Amici,” Italy’s answer to “American Idol.”In fact, the Cheshire resident, a member of SHU’s Dance Company, is currently #1 in the voter popularity in the dance category and ...

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