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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. Bottoms Up: Jones Winery In Shelton Reopens For Tastings This Weekend

    Bottoms Up: Jones Winery In Shelton Reopens For Tastings This Weekend

    SHELTON, Conn. — The folks at Jones Family Farms have decided to welcome spring a little early, opening the doors to their award-winning winery this Friday, a month ahead of tradition.Located in a renovated historic dairy barn, the Jones Winery Tasting Room will be offering tastings of an assortment of their wines on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (It will be ...

  2. Bridgeport Startup Seeks To Create 'Artificial' Business Advisor

    Bridgeport Startup Seeks To Create 'Artificial' Business Advisor

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport startup hopes that today is the day it becomes the first-ever Artificial Intelligence application in history to be 100 percent funded within 24 hours. At 12:01 a.m., HelpGrowUSA, which is run out of a former firehouse on Clarence Street, officially launched its Kickstarter page seeking $15,000 for the project. “Our goal is pioneering how AI will grow ...

  3. Doggone! Fairfield Man Fetches, Returns Old Navy Canine Mannequin

    Doggone! Fairfield Man Fetches, Returns Old Navy Canine Mannequin

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An Old Navy customer had some explaining to do Saturday after he walked out of the Black Rock Turnpike store with his purchases— and one of the store’s dog mannequins, Fairfield police said.Officers were called to the store after the 30-year-old Beach Road man, a known customer to store staff, left with the plastic pooch shortly before 3 p.m.After finding the man’s ...

  4. Soul Legend Joins Musical Forces With Teen Guitar Phenom For Fairfield Show

    Soul Legend Joins Musical Forces With Teen Guitar Phenom For Fairfield Show

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Esteemed music critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts once called Grayson Hugh “the greatest singer-songwriter you just may not have heard.”You can change that March 11 when the acclaimed Danbury-based musician and his band, The Moon Hawks, and Redding teenage guitar phenom Bobby Paltauf bring their Rock & Soul Explosion to the Fairfield Theatre Company. ...

  5. Eco-Friendly 'Junk King' Turns Trash To Treasure Across Fairfield County

    Eco-Friendly 'Junk King' Turns Trash To Treasure Across Fairfield County

    DANBURY, Conn. — They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And Tom McCabe can certainly attest to that.The Patterson, N.Y., resident recently left a career as a sales manager for a large corporation to open Junk King of Tri County. Serving Fairfield, Westchester and Putnam counties. The removal service prides itself on finding new homes for a whopping 65 percent to 75 percent ...

  6. Ready For Their Close-Up: Fairfield County Photographers Featured In Show

    Ready For Their Close-Up: Fairfield County Photographers Featured In Show

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Several Fairfield County residents are among the winners of IMAGES 2017, the ninth annual juried photography competition and show at the Fairfield Museum and History Center. An exhibition of the winning photos and “The Photography of Joe Standart,” this year’s featured photographer, will open March 9 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Beach Road museum. The ...

  7. Skating In Shorts? Hundreds Glide By The Gazebo At Fairfield Fundraiser

    Skating In Shorts? Hundreds Glide By The Gazebo At Fairfield Fundraiser

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — With temperatures climbing into the balmy 60s, it wasn’t quite the winter wonderland scene organizers might have envisioned.But hundreds of families, teens and kids had a ball taking to the synthetic ice at the first-ever Skating on Sherman Green event in Fairfield on Friday afternoon, raising money for two children’s charities.“It’s really fun,” said Jack O’Connor, ...

  8. Police: Shelton Man Sold Drugs In Fatal Overdose

    Police: Shelton Man Sold Drugs In Fatal Overdose

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Shelton man was arrested Wednesday after police determined he had sold drugs to a man who was found dead in his home last fall, police said.Jerome Downing, 39, was charged with two counts of illegal sale of narcotics, police said. He was held on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Derby Superior Court on Wednesday.A 37-year-old Shelton man was found dead ...

  9. Stratford Entrepreneur Says Yes To The Dresses At The Savvy Bride Shop

    Stratford Entrepreneur Says Yes To The Dresses At The Savvy Bride Shop

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Erica La Ferlita enjoyed the hustle and bustle of working at The Gap for 19 years, but she’s finding some secret perks to owning her own business, the recently opened The Savvy Bride in Stratford.“I just sit here and I look at all the beautiful dresses,” she said, relaxing at her desk in the center of the Paradise Green shop’s showroom. “I’m just in awe at the beauty ...

  10. Home Is Where The Heart Is For Volunteer, 90, At Fairfield County Habitat

    Home Is Where The Heart Is For Volunteer, 90, At Fairfield County Habitat

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Betty McPherson loves volunteering at Habitat for Humanity so much, she even showed up recently on her birthday — her 90th birthday.McPherson, who has volunteered at the Coastal Fairfield County offices for nearly 30 years, is matter-of-fact when asked why she continues her service to others into her 10th decade.“It keeps me young,” she said. “It keeps me going. It ...

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