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

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  1. Westport Deputy Police Chief To Retire After 26 Years On The Force

    Westport Deputy Police Chief To Retire After 26 Years On The Force

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Deputy Police Chief Vincent Penna will retire on Oct. 1 after a “commendable and exemplary” 26-year career in law enforcement, the Westport Police Department announced Friday.Penna was hired in 1991 as a traffic agent and entered the police academy as a special officer. He became a full-time officer in 1994 and worked his way through the ranks.Penna was president of ...

  2. Sacred Heart U Unveils New State-Of-The-Art Healthcare Education Center

    Sacred Heart U Unveils New State-Of-The-Art Healthcare Education Center

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Sacred Heart University officially opened its new Center for Healthcare Education on Friday, ushering in a new era of state-of-the-art experiential learning for students in its nursing and health professions programs.“This building is extraordinary, don’t you think?” said Mary Alice Donius, dean of the College of Nursing.Set on a hill just down Park Avenue from SHU’s ...

  3. Fairfield Police: Man In Bathrobe Broke Into Home, Watched Girl Sleep

    Fairfield Police: Man In Bathrobe Broke Into Home, Watched Girl Sleep

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 36-year-old man wearing nothing but a bathrobe and T-shirt broke into a Tunxis Hill Road home early Friday and watched a girl sleep before her family trapped him and called 911, Fairfield police said.Eric Kusheba, who also lives on Tunxis Hill Road but was not known to the family, cut a screen window, entered the teen's bedroom and watched her sleep around 5:30 ...

  4. Pavilion Honoring Patriarch Of Jones Family Farms Opens This Weekend

    Pavilion Honoring Patriarch Of Jones Family Farms Opens This Weekend

    SHELTON, Conn. — It was back in the 1930s when Philip Jones began planting trees around the family farm his great-grandfather founded on Walnut Tree Hill Road.So it’s only fitting that the Jones Family Farms family has paid tribute to the farm’s patriarch by building a pavilion made from lumber that came from trees he planted.Located next to the former dairy barn that now houses the ...

  5. Shelton Police: Sleepy Man Shoots Landscapers With Pellet Gun

    Shelton Police: Sleepy Man Shoots Landscapers With Pellet Gun

    SHELTON, Conn. — A shirtless man shot his neighbor’s landscapers with a pellet gun Thursday because he was trying to sleep and they were too noisy, police said.Shelton officers called to Tuckahoe Drive around 10 a.m. found the landscapers who showed them injuries they sustained from the man with a rifle they saw at the window of a neighboring home, police said.Officers went to the home ...

  6. Greenwich Merchants GoForPink To Fight Breast Cancer In October

    Greenwich Merchants GoForPink To Fight Breast Cancer In October

    GREENWICH, Conn. — About 60 Greenwich businesses will GoForPink Oct. 5 offering discounts and refreshments and raising awareness and funds to eradicate breast cancer.The special day of shopping, dining and education highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month in partnership with the Greenwich-based Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA).Participating merchants will display window signs and donate ...

  7. Westport Philanthropists Give $1 Million To Library Transformation Work

    Westport Philanthropists Give $1 Million To Library Transformation Work

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport Library kicked off its community campaign to fund major renovations in style, announcing a $1 million gift from longtime supporters and Westport residents Eva and Christian Trefz.Christian Trefz, who, with his brother Ernie, created a McDonald’s franchise empire that includes 45 locations in Connecticut and New York, said he appreciates the forward-thinking ...

  8. Oysters Are So Over: It's Time To Go Clam-Diggin' At Chowdafest

    Oysters Are So Over: It's Time To Go Clam-Diggin' At Chowdafest

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Spoons up!It’s time for the 10th annual Chowdafest, your chance to sample from a whopping 40 different bowls of bivalves — as well as a few rogue veggie entrants — and decide which soup reigns supreme.The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 1, at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.Each ticket holder is given a spoon, a ballot and a pencil and sent off to enjoy ...

  9. Pumpkins A-Plenty Are Ripe For The Pickin' At Jones Family Farms

    Pumpkins A-Plenty Are Ripe For The Pickin' At Jones Family Farms

    SHELTON, Conn. — There’s still plenty of time to settle on a Halloween costume, but Jones Family Farms is kicking off the harvest season by officially opening its pumpkin patches Thursday.The pumpkin fields will be open for business on aptly named Pumpkinseed Hill, 120 Beardsley Road, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through Oct. 31.“The pumpkin crop is looking very nice!” said Tom ...

  10. Westport Police: Teen Was Selling Pot From His Saugatuck Home

    Westport Police: Teen Was Selling Pot From His Saugatuck Home

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Anonymous tips led to the arrest of a Westport teen police say was selling marijuana out of his home.In August, the Westport Police Department received two anonymous tips that drugs were being sold out of a Saugatuck Avenue home by a young man known as “JoJo,” police said.Westport police investigated and, one three separate occasions, people leaving the home were found ...

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