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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. Stamford Man Faces Drug Charges In Bust Outside Fairfield Restaurant

    Stamford Man Faces Drug Charges In Bust Outside Fairfield Restaurant

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Officers called to an alarm at a popular eatery in Fairfield ended up arresting a Stamford man on drug charges early Sunday, police said.When officers arrived at The Little Pub shortly after midnight, they found Justin Salerno, 25, of Knickerbocker Avenue, and a women in a Jeep behind the Black Rock Turnpike restaurant, police said. They told officers they worked at ...

  2. KenCrest Moves Closer To Home In Stratford To Fulfill Mission Of Caring

    KenCrest Moves Closer To Home In Stratford To Fulfill Mission Of Caring

    STRATFORD, Conn — KenCrest officially opened its Connecticut headquarters in Stratford on Friday, bringing its service and leadership a little closer to the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities it serves across the state.The 112-year-old Lutheran-affiliated nonprofit operates 12 homes in Connecticut, including three in Stratford.“”This is a little closer to our ...

  3. Middle School Students Serve Up Kindness At Fairfield's Operation Hope

    Middle School Students Serve Up Kindness At Fairfield's Operation Hope

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — When Fairfield’s PTAs asked each each school in town to provide and serve a meal at the Operation Hope shelter twice a year, families at Roger Ludlowe Middle School decided they wanted to do a little more.To that end, volunteers from the school provide a meal for 50 people at the shelter’s community kitchen every month of the school year.“It’s really surprising how ...

  4. Former Fed Shows Norwalk Students 'How Not To Get Killed By The Police'

    Former Fed Shows Norwalk Students 'How Not To Get Killed By The Police'

    NORWALK, Conn. — M. Quentin Williams was an A student, won a football scholarship to Boston College and is an author, attorney and former FBI agent and federal prosecutor.So it was with more than a little confusion and anger that he found himself handcuffed in a Newport, R.I., cruiser, held as a crime suspect in the summer of 1994.Seething inside, Williams told a group of Norwalk High ...

  5. Concerned Voters Turn Out In Bridgeport, Call Stamford March Just The Start

    Concerned Voters Turn Out In Bridgeport, Call Stamford March Just The Start

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Concerned citizens converged on U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s offices Tuesday, looking to keep the momentum from the weekend’s Women's March alive through continued activism.Two waves of residents — about 50 spurred by MoveOn.org and another 30 from the 5,000 who marched in Stamford — met with the Democratic senator’s staff in Bridgeport. A third group visited his ...

  6. Sleuthing Turns Up Rare Sisleys For Major Art Retrospective In Greenwich

    Sleuthing Turns Up Rare Sisleys For Major Art Retrospective In Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Curator MaryAnne Stevens fancies herself a bit of a detective when researching artist Alfred Sisley, the center of a major retrospective that opened this month at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.Few records remain of the life, times and philosophy of the “purest of all the major Impressionists,” who was a contemporary of Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. “In a ...

  7. Protesters: Designate Bridgeport A Sanctuary For Immigrants, Refugees

    Protesters: Designate Bridgeport A Sanctuary For Immigrants, Refugees

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — About 40 demonstrators rallied outside Bridgeport City Hall on Thursday afternoon, calling on city leaders to designate Bridgeport as a sanctuary city where immigrants and refugees can find safe haven.City Council member José Casco told the group he intended to submit a resolution to the council as early as next week, noting several other cities around the state are ...

  8. Connecticut Cookie Company Takes The Cake In Fairfield

    Connecticut Cookie Company Takes The Cake In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — After an especially hectic day commuting to her fast-paced job in fashion design, Andrea Greene would relax on the train by daydreaming about making fresh-baked sugar cookies in her grandma’s Indiana kitchen. One day in 2010, she decided to make the dream a reality and started baking for family, friends, co-workers — anyone with a rumble in their tummy.“It’s fun, ...

  9. Fairfield Warde Teacher Charged With Exposing Self To 15-Year-Old Girl

    Fairfield Warde Teacher Charged With Exposing Self To 15-Year-Old Girl

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A teacher at Fairfield Warde High School was arrested after police said he exposed himself to a 15-year-old female student.Jeff Iwanicki, 44, of Milford, turned himself in at the Fairfield Police Department on Monday after learning through his attorney that there was an active warrant for his arrest, police said. Iwanicki, who teaches graphic design, was charged with ...

  10. 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 ...

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