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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. Medical Examiner Determines Cause Of Death For SHU Student

    Medical Examiner Determines Cause Of Death For SHU Student

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. —The cause of death for a Sacred Heart University student who choked during a pancake-eating contest on campus was asphyxia due to obstruction of the airway by a small mass of food, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said Wednesday. The death of 20-year-old Caitlin Nelson on Sunday was ruled an accident, said Julie Bolcer, executive director of public ...

  2. U.S. Attorney: Fairfield Man Admits To Securities Fraud In New Jersey Court

    U.S. Attorney: Fairfield Man Admits To Securities Fraud In New Jersey Court

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man admitted in a New Jersey court defrauding investors out of more than $5 million, acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced Tuesday.James Trolice, 63, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court to a two-count information charging him with securities fraud and transacting in criminal ...

  3. Fairfield Forum Addresses Life After GE

    Fairfield Forum Addresses Life After GE

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Worried about how General Electric’s move from Fairfield to Massachusetts will change the town and the region?
You might want to get your complimentary tickets for “Moving Forward in the Absence of GE,” the first-ever summit and panel discussion hosted by Fairfield University’s Master of Public Administration program.The event, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 11, ...

  4. New Westport Shop Celebrates Elegant Art Of Putting Pen To Paper

    New Westport Shop Celebrates Elegant Art Of Putting Pen To Paper

    WESTPORT, Conn. — In the age of e-mail and texting, some might think the elegance of handwritten words on well-designed stationery is a thing of the past.Think again, says Shari Lebowitz, owner of Bespoke Designs, a couture invitation, stationery and celebrations studio that just opened its doors at 5A Sconset Square.“In this digital age there is nothing as warm and personal as a ...

  5. Family Donating Organs Of SHU Student Who Died In Pancake-Eating Contest

    Family Donating Organs Of SHU Student Who Died In Pancake-Eating Contest

    update: The medial examiner has determined a cause of death. Click here to read the story.FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The family of a Sacred Heart University student who choked during a pancake-eating contest on campus and later died will be donating her organs, the New York Post reports.Caitlin Nelson, 20, of Clark, N.J., died Sunday, three days after the competition. "We wish to extend ...

  6. Fairfield U. Community Rallies To Buy Sophomore New Wheelchair

    Fairfield U. Community Rallies To Buy Sophomore New Wheelchair

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — When Fairfield University sophomore Meg Moore first saw flashing lights outside the Barone Campus Center Friday, she worried there was an emergency.Within minutes the beaming 20-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, realized all the fanfare was for her: Campus public safety officers were bringing her a new state-of-the-art wheelchair to replace the one she’s been holding ...

  7. The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of: New Trumbull Gallery Carves Out Unique Niche

    The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of: New Trumbull Gallery Carves Out Unique Niche

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Nancy Eckl’s “Tranquility” features stenciled glass panels highlighting its mixed media approach.Robin Berenson used acrylic and metallic paints to achieve the highly dramatic effect in her “Imperial Treasure.”Feel like you’re strolling through an art museum?Kinda.Except instead of canvas and clay, all of the fanciful creations at I.M. Smitten, a 10,000-square-foot ...

  8. Greenwich Man Tapped To Bring Gracious Home Back To Black

    Greenwich Man Tapped To Bring Gracious Home Back To Black

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Founded by Cuban immigrants in 1963, Gracious Home was a quintessential Manhattan store.Beginning in hardware, it was known for getting things that customers asked it to get — be it luxury bedding or plumbing supplies.“You could buy a lightbulb for $1.99 or a chandelier for $10,000,” said company CEO Rob Morrison. “It was an only-in-New York store and for the first 47 ...

  9. Diner Reaches For Wallet, Shoots Self In Rear At Popular Fairfield Eatery

    Diner Reaches For Wallet, Shoots Self In Rear At Popular Fairfield Eatery

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 56-year-old Bridgeport man dining at Tazza on Friday evening got more than he bargained for when he reached for his wallet — and shot himself in the buttocks, police said.The man, who has a valid carry permit, was eating dinner with family at about 8:30 p.m. when he accidentally discharged the firearm he was carrying, police said.The casing got stuck in the gun and ...

  10. Police: Dental Office Employee Thwarts Would-Be Carjacker In Shelton

    Police: Dental Office Employee Thwarts Would-Be Carjacker In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A shoeless Waterbury man was arrested after he tried to carjack a woman and a dental office employee came to her aid, police said.Gerardo Retamar, 37, was charged with criminal attempt to commit robbery involving an occupied vehicle, criminal attempt to commit first-degree larceny, criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer and second-degree breach of peace, ...

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