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

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  1. 'CSI:NY,' 'Homeland' Star Headlines Alzheimer's Research Benefit In Conn.

    'CSI:NY,' 'Homeland' Star Headlines Alzheimer's Research Benefit In Conn.

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Hill Harper, star of the hit CBS drama “CSI:NY” and Showtime’s “Homeland,” will share his inspiring story of how facing down cancer made him want to give back at Celebrating Home 2017, a benefit for Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter.The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m May 5 at l’escale at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor, supports the 75,000 state resident ...

  2. Medal Vs. Mettle: Fairfield Woman Takes On Olympian In Boston Fit Fest

    Medal Vs. Mettle: Fairfield Woman Takes On Olympian In Boston Fit Fest

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — As fit as you may think you are, are you ready to work out next to an Olympic medalist?Jessica Braus is.The Fairfield resident will be in Boston May 6 to take part in a fun-fueled day of fitness at Jimmy Fund Fit Fest presented by Reebok at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade.Braus will take on consecutive, high-energy workouts led by some of Boston’s best ...

  3. Batter Up: Bridgeport Mayor To Throw First Pitch For 20th Bluefish Season

    Batter Up: Bridgeport Mayor To Throw First Pitch For 20th Bluefish Season

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport Bluefish kick off their 20th anniversary season Friday with Mayor Joe Ganim slated to throw out the first pitch of the first home game at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. The Bluefish will square off against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.“I’m really thrilled to be a part of this day, and wish the Bluefish a successful 20th season,” Ganim said. “They are ...

  4. Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide Along The Sound

    Earth Day Efforts: Kids, SHU Professors Help Stem The Tide Along The Sound

    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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. She Nailed It Contest Hammers Home Need For Affordable Housing In Danbury

    She Nailed It Contest Hammers Home Need For Affordable Housing In Danbury

    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 ...

  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. Police Identify 33-Year-Old Man Shot To Death In Downtown Bridgeport

    Police Identify 33-Year-Old Man Shot To Death In Downtown Bridgeport

    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 ...

  9. Eagle Hill Southport School Announces Expansion Plan In Fairfield

    Eagle Hill Southport School Announces Expansion Plan In Fairfield

    SOUTHPORT, Conn. — Eagle Hill Southport School, an innovative learning space for students with ADHD and dyslexia and other language-based learning differences, will expand into the former People’s United Bank adjacent to campus.The school bought 226-228 Main Street Monday and will begin renovations on the building in May, according to the board of directors.“This is a very exciting time ...

  10. Lawmakers: Trump's Cuts Will Hurt Seniors, Kids, Vets In Connecticut

    Lawmakers: Trump's Cuts Will Hurt Seniors, Kids, Vets In Connecticut

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — About 100 people rallied in Bridgeport on Tuesday, protesting proposed federal budget cuts they say will decimate programs that children, senior citizens, veterans and the needy depend on across the city and the nation.President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program and HOME Investment Partnership Program, ...

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