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

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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Christmas Light Show Is Making Spirits Bright For The Holidays In Fairfield

    Christmas Light Show Is Making Spirits Bright For The Holidays In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Christmas holidays are bright at the "Wonderland at Roseville," where the Halliwell family has been decorating their Fairfield home on a large scale for nearly two decades.  This year, some lights are a little dimmer and the music is more muted. But there’s peace on Roseville Terrace after a petition threatened to end the popular 300,000-light Christmas ...

  8. Friends Rally To Help Stamford Teen Who Lost Leg In Restaurant Car Crash

    Friends Rally To Help Stamford Teen Who Lost Leg In Restaurant Car Crash

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Friends and family of a Stamford High School senior who had a leg amputated after a freak car accident Wednesday, Dec. 27, have set up a GoFundMe page to help with his medical expenses.Erwin Hernandez was working at Table 104 on Long Ridge Road in Stamford when a car driven by a valet crashed through a wall and into the kitchen, according to News 12.He suffered serious ...

  9. Listen Up: Veteran Westport Narrator Lands In Hall of Fame

    Listen Up: Veteran Westport Narrator Lands In Hall of Fame

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Some people have a way with accents.Others have a knack for bringing a lively yarn to life.Westport resident Davina Porter is such a talented speaker she is among the inaugural inductees of The Narrator Hall of Fame.In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Audible Books has launched the distinction as a way of honoring “the voices that transform stories.”Porter, an ...

  10. Happy New Year! Westport's Gearing Up For First Night Festivities

    Happy New Year! Westport's Gearing Up 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 ...

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