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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. Only In Bridgeport: Plenty of Things Are Still Handcrafted In The Park City

    Only In Bridgeport: Plenty of Things Are Still Handcrafted In The Park City

    BRiDGEPORT, Conn. — You may know the Park City was once the home of the Frisbee, Singer sewing machines and the very first Subway sandwich shop.But did you know there are still plenty of things being made in Bridgeport? Poppy’s Cheesecake — Owners Katie and Alex Ginis rely on their grandfather’s secret recipe and their dad’s deft touch in their Remer Street kitchen to turn out these ...

  2. Bridgeport Cook Off Brings New Meaning To Feeding Time At The Zoo

    Bridgeport Cook Off Brings New Meaning To Feeding Time At The Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It might not be “Iron Chef,” but eight budding Trumbull culinary artists will go head to head Thursday to make a sumptuous meal fit for — a howler monkey?The unusual cook off is part of the festivities for the grand opening at the Beardsley Zoo’s commissary, a new kitchen for the site’s 300 animals that will allow visitors a window on just what goes into an ...

  3. Downtown Farmers Market Brings Fresh Veggies To Fairfield

    Downtown Farmers Market Brings Fresh Veggies To Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It was a big hit last year, so the Fairfield farmers market will return to Sherman Green with plenty of veggies, fruit, meat, eggs and more from local vendors.The second season of the downtown market will run each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, June 11 through Oct. 1.Tasty treats include cow and sheep milk cheeses from Creative Shepherd Farm, Lulu’s ...

  4. Police: Bridgeport Teen Fled Scene Of Crash In Westport

    Police: Bridgeport Teen Fled Scene Of Crash In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport teen who ran from the scene of a March motor vehicle crash with injuries faces a drug charge, after medical records showed marijuana in his system, police said.Bryan Guanoluisa-Arias, 19, of Alexander Avenue, was arrested May 15 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said. He posted $5,000 bond and is ...

  5. Miles For Myles 5K Honors Memory Of Darien Toddler

    Miles For Myles 5K Honors Memory Of Darien Toddler

    DARIEN, Conn. — When their beloved toddler Myles died suddenly from a heart arrhythmia, Geoff and Dana Beringer took a proactive step to improve the lives of all children through the Myles M. Beringer Foundation.Formed in 1999, the organization has raised more than $376,000 to support everything from pediatric cancer research at Yale School of Medicine to a scholarship in Irish dance to ...

  6. Police: Westport Woman Forges $21,607 In Stolen Checks For Drug Habit

    Police: Westport Woman Forges $21,607 In Stolen Checks For Drug Habit

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport woman stole $21,607 from a town man, forging and cashing 35 of his checks to fuel her drug habit, police said.Jennifer Madrid, 32, of Riverside Avenue, faces 35 counts each of first-degree larceny, third-degree burglary and first-degree forgery in the case, police said. She is being held on $25,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on May 23.The victim ...

  7. Java Junkies Count Days 'Til New Coffee Cafe In Fairfield

    Java Junkies Count Days 'Til New Coffee Cafe In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Jason Varga knows the exact moment he decided to make coffee his life’s work.“The moment I decided coffee was going to be my career path was when I tasted an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe,” Varga said. “The blueberry flavor that was present changed my entire perception of what coffee could be.”And now you can have such an a-ha moment, too, at Shearwater Coffee Bar, a new java ...

  8. #MeetUp Proves Perfect Match For Stratford Library

    #MeetUp Proves Perfect Match For Stratford Library

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A vintage video game showdown? Coloring to “Rogue One?” A book club…in a pub?Two Stratford Library staffers just won a state award for a dusting off the stuffy misperceptions of libraries and attracting a whole new breed of patrons.Adult Services Librarian Beth Grimes and Christopher Bacchiocchi, digital literacy associate, won the Connecticut Library Association’s ...

  9. Reason To Howl: Wolves Brave Root Canals At Bridgeport Zoo

    Reason To Howl: Wolves Brave Root Canals At Bridgeport Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — They didn’t go back to their den with a bag full of floss and new toothbrushes, but two Mexican wolves at the Beardsley Zoo did brave root canals and tooth extractions recently.It’s all part of the zoo’s regular medical and dental care regime, said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho.“Good veterinary care is vital to the wellbeing of our animals,” Dancho said. “We spend a ...

  10. The Sky's The Limit At New Aerial Fitness Studio In Fairfield

    The Sky's The Limit At New Aerial Fitness Studio In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Vertical Addiction, an aerial fitness staple of Stamford, plans to bring women to new heights in Fairfield soon.The studio, named 2013 top small studio in New England only to be named top large studio in New England in 2014, will welcome clients to its new 83 Mill Plain Road digs on May 20.The new site will be open from 9 a.m. to noon with First Selectman Mike Tetreau ...

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