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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. English-Indian Mash-Up Menu Intrigues At Stamford's Viceroy Publik House

    English-Indian Mash-Up Menu Intrigues At Stamford's Viceroy Publik House

    STAMFORD, Conn. — With its ever-so-English decor and its samosas-meets-shepherd’s pie menu, Viceroy Publik House is set to bring a taste of the British Raj to downtown Stamford next month.Located in a bilevel townhouse on Summer Street, the new eatery and music venue will feature a heady blend of curry, pakora and fish and chips in a nod to the best of both cultures.“The wheel has ...

  6. Two Roads Brewery Taps Into Expansion Plans In Stratford

    Two Roads Brewery Taps Into Expansion Plans In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Two Roads will soon have two buildings.The popular Stratford business is adding a 25,000-square-foot sour and barrel-aging brewery on 2.5 acres of newly acquired land adjoining the existing Stratford Avenue brewery.The $12 million facility will feature a 50-barrel ROLEC brewhouse, storage for 2,000 wood barrels, a tasting room for up to 120 visitors overlooking a ...

  7. SoNo Bar Makes 'Room' For Coffee Lounge By Day

    SoNo Bar Makes 'Room' For Coffee Lounge By Day

    NORWALK, Conn. — A SoNo hotspot known for elevating the art of the cocktail is adding a little cappuccino to the mix.Room 112, which opened last year for just Wednesday through Saturday nights, has expanded its hours to create a daytime coffee shop.The eatery at 112 Washington Street, will now be open as a coffee lounge from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to close ...

  8. Trendy Free People Opening New Store Friday In Westport

    Trendy Free People Opening New Store Friday In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Free People, the hip clothing shop and lifestyle brand, is slated to open its new Westport store on March 24.The 6,017-square-foot space will be designed in the brand’s “Studio” concept, highlighting the “more rugged side of the Free People girl,” according to the company.The boutique sports a clean, white brick facade with Douglas fir slats and steel beams on the ...

  9. Pets Get Pampered At Wet Paws Dog Grooming Of Trumbull

    Pets Get Pampered At Wet Paws Dog Grooming Of Trumbull

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — You could say Olivier Leibowitz has jumped from Madison Avenue to, well, Madison Avenue.After a long career as an advertising executive for Young & Rubicam and other top New York City agencies, the Trumbull man — facing his 50th birthday — decided to take stock of the future.“We thought maybe we should think about doing something fun and different,” he said of a ...

  10. Cops: Baggies Of Pot Spell Drug Charge For Norwalk Man In Fairfield

    Cops: Baggies Of Pot Spell Drug Charge For Norwalk Man In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Norwalk man was arrested on a drug charge early Saturday after he was found with 26 baggies of marijuana near a Kings Highway East hookah lounge, police said. An officer first approached Michael Cayo, 24, of Taylor Avenue, because the car in which he was the passenger was blocking a home’s driveway near Sky Hookah Lounge at 3:30 a.m., police said.The sergeant saw a ...

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