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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Kona Says 'No Taxation Without Relaxation' With Free Shaved Ice In Stamford

    Kona Says 'No Taxation Without Relaxation' With Free Shaved Ice In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Has Tax Day got you hot under the collar?Cool off at the Springdale Post Office, where Kona Ice will be handing out free cups of shaved ice to celebrate its fourth annual National “Chill Out” Day.Anyone who stops by the island-inspired truck between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, can have a free cup — and a complementary lei to wear while listening to some ...

  2. Can Summer Be Far Behind? Black Rock Farmers Market Names Opening Day

    Can Summer Be Far Behind? Black Rock Farmers Market Names Opening Day

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It’s finally beginning to feel like spring and Black Rock Farmers Market has given its Facebook fans a little taste of summer — its opening date.The 2017 market will open for business on Saturday, June 10 at 481 Brewster Street, also known as St. Ann Field.Black Rock Farmers Market is a producer-only market featuring locally farmed vegetables, fruit, cheese, eggs, ...

  3. The Wait Is Over: Westport Farmers' Market Offers Pop-Up Shop In Norwalk

    The Wait Is Over: Westport Farmers' Market Offers Pop-Up Shop In Norwalk

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Are you counting the days until the Westport Farmers’ Market opens for summer?Count no more! Several of the most popular vendors announced on Facebook that they have started a pop-up market to fill the gap until opening day.The pop-up market takes place on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wave Hill Breads Cafe in Norwalk.Vendors may change weekly, but some of those ...

  4. Stratford Clothesline Project Supports Sexual Violence Survivors

    Stratford Clothesline Project Supports Sexual Violence Survivors

    STRATFORD, Conn. — During the Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, The Center for Family Justice is presenting The Clothesline Project, a poignant display of messages of support and empowerment painted on T-shirts by students at both of Stratford’s public high schools.The project is one of several events the center will hold at Stratford Library as part of its Sexual Assault ...

  5. Police K-9s Converge On Westport For First-Ever National Training Program

    Police K-9s Converge On Westport For First-Ever National Training Program

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Hamden Police Officer Kelley Groleau let out a whoop Thursday and tossed a well-loved toy to her K-9 partner, Sar, who waved his tail with excitement.He had correctly detected the odor of an explosive along the cafeteria lunch line at Staples High School.Thankfully for students — and town lunch ladies — Groleau and Sar were taking part in a Regional Explosives ...

  6. Town Residents Honored At Annual Fairfield U. Fundraiser

    Town Residents Honored At Annual Fairfield U. Fundraiser

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two Fairfield residents were honored and more than $1 million was raised for a multicultural scholarship fund at Fairfield University’s 29th annual Awards Dinner.Honored were Katherine Schwab, Ph.D., professor of visual and performing arts since 1988, who received the Distinguished Faculty/Administrator Award; and Robert M. McMahon ’87, who received the Alumni Service ...

  7. Gear Up For Your Falafel Fix: Layla's Plans Opening In Westport

    Gear Up For Your Falafel Fix: Layla's Plans Opening In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Get ready for another Layla's to love.Layla's Falafel, known for its authentic Middle Eastern fare, is opening in Westport in late April at 1537 Post Road E.Layla’s Falafel has three other locations, open for lunch and dinner:2088 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, 203-384-0100936 High Ridge Road, Stamford, 203-461-9538245 Main St., Stamford, 203-316-9041

  8. Hwang, Gomes Honored For Support Of ReEntry For Former Inmates

    Hwang, Gomes Honored For Support Of ReEntry For Former Inmates

    HARTFORD, Conn. — State Sens. Tony Hwang (R-28) and Ed Gomes (D-23) were honored this week for their support for those trying to rebuild their lives after incarceration.The pair received the 2017 Elizabeth Bush Award from Family ReEntry, Inc., an organization that helps incarcerated people make a successful transition from prison back into the community. The ceremony took place in the ...

  9. Stratford Woman Seeks Serendipity In Indie Bookstore

    Stratford Woman Seeks Serendipity In Indie Bookstore

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A Stratford woman is inching closer to her dream of opening an independent bookstore in town, thanks to crowdsourcing and a pop-up shop she’ll open at the end of the month.Nikkya Hargrove, a freelance writer for The Washington Post who works in the nonprofit sector, said she she’s always wanted to connect with her community through the love of reading.“I want to run a ...

  10. Bridgeport Swears In New Police Recruits

    Bridgeport Swears In New Police Recruits

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The city swore in 26 new police recruits Monday, in its ongoing effort to bolster the crime-fighting force and boost safety.Mayor Joe Ganim had pledged to add 100 new recruits upon his re-election in 2015. So far, more than 80 recruits have joined up, including those sworn in Monday.“My priority is public safety,” the mayor said. “When I first came into office, the ...

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