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

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  1. Mammoth Maker Faire On The Drawing Board This Weekend In Westport

    Mammoth Maker Faire On The Drawing Board This Weekend In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Part science fair, part country fair, Maker Faire, a catalyst for tinkerers, artisans, engineers and those who think way outside the proverbial box, is coming back to Westport this Earth Day.One of the largest annual events held in town, Maker Faire Westport is expected to bring a record 10,000 fans to Westport Library on Jesup Green, the Taylor parking lot and other ...

  2. "M*A*S*H" Star To Be Honored At Westport Library Fundraiser

    "M*A*S*H" Star To Be Honored At Westport Library Fundraiser

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Alan Alda, seven-time Emmy winner for TV’s iconic “M*A*S*H,” will appear at Westport Library in June as the 2017 honoree for the annual BOOKED for the Evening fundraiser.The signature fundraiser takes place at 7 p.m. June 5 at the library. Tickets go on sale here on May 1.An award-winning actor, director, writer and educator, Alda is the author of “If I Understood You, ...

  3. Funnel Cake And Fundraising: Take A Ride At School Carnival In Fairfield

    Funnel Cake And Fundraising: Take A Ride At School Carnival In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — If you can’t remember your last thrill ride or belly full of fried dough, the much-anticipated McKinley Elementary School Carnival is just around the corner.The event, featuring rides, games and plenty to eat, will run from April 28 through April 30 at Jennings Beach.The school PTA’s biggest fundraiser, the carnival offers rides suitable for daring toddlers through ...

  4. Police: Armed Newtown Man Hits Trees, Flips Car In Fairfield

    Police: Armed Newtown Man Hits Trees, Flips Car In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A gun-toting Newtown man who hit several trees before flipping his car on its side early Saturday faces drunken driving charges, police said.David Guerra, 35, of Glen Road, was driving eastbound on Walls Drive around midnight when he veered off the northside shoulder of the road, hitting the trees and coming to rest on the driver’s side, police said.A passenger in the ...

  5. Westport Forum Shines Light On Teen Relationship Violence

    Westport Forum Shines Light On Teen Relationship Violence

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A staggering 10 percent of high school students have been physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend, according to the Futures Without Violence website.One in three teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped or physically hurt by a partner.Faced with these stark statistics, Westport’s Domestic Violence Task Force will host ...

  6. Bridgeport Breakfast To Spotlight LGBTQ Issues Across Fairfield County

    Bridgeport Breakfast To Spotlight LGBTQ Issues Across Fairfield County

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — In support of inclusion for all families, Triangle Community Center will host an LGBTQ Empowerment Breakfast on Friday, April 21 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport. The breakfast is co-sponsored by The Center for Family Justice and State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield).Triangle’s Executive Director Anthony Crisci will talk ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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

  10. 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 ...

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