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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. PCB Paint Found At Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Forum Planned

    PCB Paint Found At Fairfield Ludlowe High School, Forum Planned

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — PCB-containing paint has been discovered at Fairfield Ludlowe High School and the town plans a forum on the topic for July 11.Those working on the window replacement project of the school’s Building Committee discovered the paint, which has been encapsulated by years of repainting in the school’s interior. Environmental testing showed there are no air quality issues ...

  2. Westport Cops: New Jersey Man Nabbed For Stealing Airbags At Train Station

    Westport Cops: New Jersey Man Nabbed For Stealing Airbags At Train Station

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A New Jersey man faces multiple charges for breaking into cars and stealing airbags at the Saugatuck train station this spring, police said.On June 9 at 6 p.m., Jose Cruz, 50, of Clinton Place, Newark, drove up to a parked Honda CRV, pried open the door and stole the airbag from the steering wheel, police said. He also removed airbags from two other Honda CRVs around ...

  3. Street Sculpture Project Shines A Light On Downtown Stratford

    Street Sculpture Project Shines A Light On Downtown Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — It’s tough to be in the dark about the 2017 Stratford Street Sculpture project.Driving down Main Street, you can’t miss the six-foot-tall, handpainted fiberglass lighthouses dotting the side of the roadway.Light the Way is the latest installment in the new town tradition of outdoor artwork on display for residents and visitors to admire. Similar to the fanciful ...

  4. Art Installations A Window On Bridgeport's Past And Present

    Art Installations A Window On Bridgeport's Past And Present

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A new downtown windows project brings back a touch of yesteryear while celebrating Bridgeport’s rich creative diversity.Produced by the downtown art gallery City Lights and sponsored by the Downtown Special Services District, the installation transforms three storefront windows for passersby.The first, at the corner of the Mechanics & Farmers building at 930 Main ...

  5. Quick Center Takes It Outside The Summer Camp Box In Fairfield

    Quick Center Takes It Outside The Summer Camp Box In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Think summer camp is all about swim lessons, ghost stories and latrines?Not so at the Quick Center for the Arts.The Fairfield University-based arts haven is offering four camp intensives this summer, teaching youngsters the ins and outs of hip hop dance, fashion design, graffiti and singing for the stage.The sessions give campers a chance to work with professional ...

  6. It's Pick-Your-Own Prime Time At Shelton's Jones Family Farms

    It's Pick-Your-Own Prime Time At Shelton's Jones Family Farms

    SHELTON, Conn. — The weather outside was frightfully unpredictable this spring, but farmers at Jones Family Farms say it didn’t stop the 2017 strawberry crop from flourishing.“After 50 years in the business, this spring has been perhaps the most changeable weather for our strawberries,” said Terry Jones. “If you had asked me in late April, I would have guessed we’d not see berries ripe ...

  7. Firm Envisions '24-Hour Community' For Downtown Bridgeport

    Firm Envisions '24-Hour Community' For Downtown Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — To say Exact Capital Group’s plans for downtown Bridgeport are ambitious is a bit of an understatement. In addition to the much-anticipated renovations to the historic Majestic and Poli Palace theaters and Savoy Hotel, the Manhattan-based developers aim to create “a 24-hour community” of housing, shops and more along the downtown north corridor.Mayor Joe Ganim ...

  8. Forget Pokemon Go: The Original Man Of Mystery Waldo Is Hiding In Fairfield

    Forget Pokemon Go: The Original Man Of Mystery Waldo Is Hiding In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Where’s Waldo?Turns out he’s in Fairfield.The iconic book character will be hiding in 25 downtown businesses from July 1 to 29 and you can pick up a Waldo passport at Fairfield University Bookstore and start your hunt for a chance at prizes.The fun begins July 1 at Saugatuck Sweets across from Sherman Green on Reef Road. Stop by the ice cream mecca from noon to 1 p.m. ...

  9. Ganim Eyes Legal Options On Public Funds In Bid For Governor

    Ganim Eyes Legal Options On Public Funds In Bid For Governor

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Mayor Joe Ganim is considering legal action in the wake of a state ruling that he is disqualified from receiving a public campaign grant for his possible run for governor because he was a convicted felon.The State Elections Enforcement Commission’s ruling was based on a 2013 law barring those convicted of felonies related to their public office from participating in ...

  10. Young Fairfield History Buff Wins National Prize

    Young Fairfield History Buff Wins National Prize

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An Unquowa School student won a major award at the 2017 National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland this past week.Samantha Renzulli won the Outstanding Connecticut Junior Entry Award for her individual performance, “One Child’s Stand: The Children’s March to Victory 1963.”The win comes on the heels of her first place award at Connecticut History Day in ...

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