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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. Norwalk Schools Roll Out Anonymous Anti-Bullying App

    Norwalk Schools Roll Out Anonymous Anti-Bullying App

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk students and parents will soon have a way to let school officials know about bullying, safety concerns, drug issues and more — anonymously.In the next few weeks, the school system will roll out Anonymous Alerts, a safety reporting mobile app. Parents, students and school personnel can download the app and use it to communicate with middle and high school ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Stamford Downtown Special Services District Gains New VP From Bridgeport

    Stamford Downtown Special Services District Gains New VP From Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) has chosen Lauren Coakley Vincent as its new president.Coakley Vincent follows Michael Moore, who after six years in Bridgeport, is now vice president of operations for the Stamford Downtown Special Services District. She will assume the post in January.“I grew up in Fairfield County and have always been ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Volunteers Take Caterpillar For A Walk At Stamford Parade Preview

    Volunteers Take Caterpillar For A Walk At Stamford Parade Preview

    STAMFORD, Conn. — He wasn’t chowing down on an apple, a pickle or even a slice of Swiss cheese, but Eric Carle’s beloved “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” loomed over Latham Park Monday in the walk up to the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular.The 24th annual parade — complete with giant balloons, marching bands and comic daredevil Bello Nock — with make its way through downtown beginning ...

  9. Police: Woman and Knife-Wielding Man Refuse To Leave Fairfield Pub

    Police: Woman and Knife-Wielding Man Refuse To Leave Fairfield Pub

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A man and a woman were arrested early Saturday when they refused to leave a Post Road pub and he pulled out a folding knife and threatened to kill employees, police said.Ashley Case, 30, of Barrows Street, Stratford, and Dana Muratori, 42, of Greenlawn Drive, Fairfield, were each charged with second-degree breach of peace in the 2 a.m. incident at Grace O’Malley’s ...

  10. Run Off The Thanksgiving Feast At Greenwich Turkey Trot

    Run Off The Thanksgiving Feast At Greenwich Turkey Trot

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Are you thinking you might overindulge this Thanksgiving Day?Well, lace up your sneakers and head over to Bruce Park for the Greenwich Alliance for Education’s 7th annual Turkey Trot to be held Saturday, Nov. 25.About 1,200 spectators and runners are expected to participate in the 5K and the one-mile fun run/walk.Both races begin and end at the Arch Street Teen ...

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