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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. Gomes Hosts Discussion On Recreational Pot In Bridgeport

    Gomes Hosts Discussion On Recreational Pot In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — State Sen. Ed Gomes (D-Bridgeport) will host a panel discussion on recreational marijuana on Monday, March 27 at Housatonic Community College. Gomes will be joined by panelists Erik Williams of MINDFUL; Jason Ortiz, policy chair for the Minority Cannabis Business Association; Deepa Camenga, M.D., of the American Academy of Pediatrics; and licensed alcohol drug abuse ...

  2. Dogwood Festival — 82 Years Young — Blossoms In Fairfield

    Dogwood Festival — 82 Years Young — Blossoms In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The 82nd annual Dogwood Festival is just around the corner, bringing with it everything from a historical walking tour to a rock concert.Held as usual on Mother’s Day weekend — May 12 to 14 this year — on the grounds of Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, the festival benefits 23 local and global charities, including the International Institute of Connecticut, ...

  3. Two Roads Brewery Taps Into Expansion Plans In Stratford

    Two Roads Brewery Taps Into Expansion Plans In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Two Roads will soon have two buildings.The popular Stratford business is adding a 25,000-square-foot sour and barrel-aging brewery on 2.5 acres of newly acquired land adjoining the existing Stratford Avenue brewery.The $12 million facility will feature a 50-barrel ROLEC brewhouse, storage for 2,000 wood barrels, a tasting room for up to 120 visitors overlooking a ...

  4. Bridgeport Honoring Margaret Morton's Legacy At Stamp-Unveiling Event

    Bridgeport Honoring Margaret Morton's Legacy At Stamp-Unveiling Event

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — State Sen. Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) will celebrate Women’s History Month on Friday by honoring the legacy of Margaret E. Morton, the first African-American woman elected to serve in the state legislature.In 1972, Morton, then 48, started the first of four terms as a state representative in the General Assembly. During her tenure, she chaired the committee on ...

  5. SoNo Bar Makes 'Room' For Coffee Lounge By Day

    SoNo Bar Makes 'Room' For Coffee Lounge By Day

    NORWALK, Conn. — A SoNo hotspot known for elevating the art of the cocktail is adding a little cappuccino to the mix.Room 112, which opened last year for just Wednesday through Saturday nights, has expanded its hours to create a daytime coffee shop.The eatery at 112 Washington Street, will now be open as a coffee lounge from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to close ...

  6. Trendy Free People Opening New Store Friday In Westport

    Trendy Free People Opening New Store Friday In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Free People, the hip clothing shop and lifestyle brand, is slated to open its new Westport store on March 24.The 6,017-square-foot space will be designed in the brand’s “Studio” concept, highlighting the “more rugged side of the Free People girl,” according to the company.The boutique sports a clean, white brick facade with Douglas fir slats and steel beams on the ...

  7. This Just In: Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau's Going Bald

    This Just In: Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau's Going Bald

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau is taking a “bald” move to combat children’s cancer.The town leader will be among the dozens who will face the razor Friday at the annual St. Baldrick’s/Team Teddy Osborn Hill School event, having his head shaved to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s cancer-fighting research funding.HIs only question: “Will it grow ...

  8. Pets Get Pampered At Wet Paws Dog Grooming Of Trumbull

    Pets Get Pampered At Wet Paws Dog Grooming Of Trumbull

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — You could say Olivier Leibowitz has jumped from Madison Avenue to, well, Madison Avenue.After a long career as an advertising executive for Young & Rubicam and other top New York City agencies, the Trumbull man — facing his 50th birthday — decided to take stock of the future.“We thought maybe we should think about doing something fun and different,” he said of a ...

  9. Theatre For One Is Just The Ticket At Fairfield University

    Theatre For One Is Just The Ticket At Fairfield University

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the 10 Best Theatre Events of 2015, mobile performance company Theatre for One brings their state-of-the-art performance space for one actor and one audience member to the Barone Campus Center at Fairfield University March 22 through 24.The unique live theater experience is free and open to the public, and will take place ...

  10. Cops: Baggies Of Pot Spell Drug Charge For Norwalk Man In Fairfield

    Cops: Baggies Of Pot Spell Drug Charge For Norwalk Man In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Norwalk man was arrested on a drug charge early Saturday after he was found with 26 baggies of marijuana near a Kings Highway East hookah lounge, police said. An officer first approached Michael Cayo, 24, of Taylor Avenue, because the car in which he was the passenger was blocking a home’s driveway near Sky Hookah Lounge at 3:30 a.m., police said.The sergeant saw a ...

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