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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. Mouthwatering Long Dogs: Cricket Car Hop Nears Completion In Stratford

    Mouthwatering Long Dogs: Cricket Car Hop Nears Completion In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — It looks like it won’t be a long time before the long dogs will be flying out the drive-thru window at the new Cricket Car Hop.The owners say they hope to open the brand new restaurant — a close replica of the beloved original that was once down the street — in late May or early June.And it can’t come soon enough for die-hard fans. Cricket Car Hop’s official Facebook ...

  2. Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide In Stratford

    Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Thomas Brennan rammed a digging tool into the mushy sands of low tide at Stratford Point Friday.“I’ve dug a lot…a lot,” the eighth-grader said, braving the nippy winds in just a T-shirt. “It gives back to the environment.”Brennan, who goes to Unquowa School in Fairfield, was one of about 130 students who turned out to help a team from Sacred Heart University plant a ...

  3. 30 Years Later: Bridgeport To Remember L'Ambiance Plaza Victims Monday

    30 Years Later: Bridgeport To Remember L'Ambiance Plaza Victims Monday

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Families along with city and union officials will mark the 30th anniversary of the L’Ambiance Plaza collapse with thoughts and prayers outside City Hall and the laying of a wreath at the Golden Hill Street memorial to the 28 victims of the tragedy.The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace.L'Ambiance Plaza was a 16-story residential ...

  4. From Sniper To 'Sexually Speaking': The Dr. Ruth Story On Stratford Stage

    From Sniper To 'Sexually Speaking': The Dr. Ruth Story On Stratford Stage

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Everyone remembers Dr. Ruth, the pint-sized purveyor of frank sex talk who became an unlikely star of radio and television in the 1980s.But do you know how she got there?Square One Theatre Company will conclude its 27th season with Mark St. Germain’s “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” an illuminating look at a backstory most fans have probably never known.Born in Karlstadt, ...

  5. She Nailed It Contest Hammers Home Need For Bridgeport's Affordable Housing

    She Nailed It Contest Hammers Home Need For Bridgeport's Affordable Housing

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Women from all over Fairfield County are invited to roll up their sleeves and compete in She Nailed It!, a fast-paced hammering competition for ladies only to support Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County.The organization is hosting its second annual social and competition from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 11 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old ...

  6. Stormy Weather: Boating Death Brings State Cold Water Warning

    Stormy Weather: Boating Death Brings State Cold Water Warning

    STRATFORD, Conn. — After a man died tragically last week falling from a boat into the frigid waters of Long Island Sound, state officials are reminding residents of the real dangers of cold water boating.The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a reminder that that, though air temperature is rising, water temperatures in Long Island Sound are still in ...

  7. Writer Chronicles Colorful Characters Found 'Only In Bridgeport' And Beyond

    Writer Chronicles Colorful Characters Found 'Only In Bridgeport' And Beyond

    REDDING, Conn. — Lennie Grimaldi — a reporter-turned-political insider-turned-inmate-turned-Bridgeport blogger — is nothing if not tenacious.At just 19, he wanted an exclusive interview with scream queen Linda Blair after a drug arrest. So he camped out near the ladies room at a Westport bar. “The Exorcist” star agreed to the chat.When he needed color for a profile on mobster Frank ...

  8. Fairfield U. Professor Gets Accolades For Work With Bridgeport Students

    Fairfield U. Professor Gets Accolades For Work With Bridgeport Students

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Bryan Ripley Crandall, a Fairfield University professor known for his boundless enthusiasm and support for Bridgeport students, immigrants and refugees, has been awarded the 2017 Elizabeth M. Pfriem Civic Leadership Award by the Bridgeport Public Education Fund in Bridgeport.The Stratford resident, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education and Allied ...

  9. Westport Cops: No Smooth Sailing Through Downtown Saturday

    Westport Cops: No Smooth Sailing Through Downtown Saturday

    WESTPORT, Conn. — You might want to steer clear of downtown Westport Saturday.Organizers of Maker Faire Westport are expecting a whopping 10,000 people to converge on Jesup Green, Bedford Square and the surrounding area, bringing with them lots of cars and pedestrian traffic.Police are planning to step up patrols for the event between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.Church Lane will be closed to cars ...

  10. Bridgeport Police Identify 33-Year-Old Man Shot To Death At McLevy Green

    Bridgeport Police Identify 33-Year-Old Man Shot To Death At McLevy Green

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police have identified the 33-year-old Stamford man who was shot to death at McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport early Thursday. The victim, Max Antoine of Stamford, was shot in the torso and collapsed in the middle of McLevy Green, Bridgeport police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said in a statement."Several gunshots were fired at this location, and a male ...

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