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Meredith Guinness

Community Reporter mguinness@dailyvoice.com

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

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  1. New Goodwill Offers Discount Deals, Dozens Of Jobs In Fairfield

    New Goodwill Offers Discount Deals, Dozens Of Jobs In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Goodwill officially opened its new Fairfield store and drive-through donation station on Friday, passing out free gift cards and tote bags to lucky customers who stopped in for the festivities.While savvy shoppers snapped up deals, Vickie Volpano, president of Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut, said the store will provide jobs, training and mentoring for ...

  2. Stamford Preschoolers Are Safer Thanks To Defibrillator Donation, Training

    Stamford Preschoolers Are Safer Thanks To Defibrillator Donation, Training

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Some Stamford preschoolers will be a little safer in their classrooms, thanks to a donation of life-saving defibrillators — and vital teacher training to use them — from the Stamford Paramedic Association and Hands for Life.The organizations donated $1,500 for automated external defibrillators for the Our Lady of Grace and Villa Divino Amore nursery schools.Stamford ...

  3. Kennedy Center Leader Feted, $170,000 Raised At Four Seasons Ball In Wilton

    Kennedy Center Leader Feted, $170,000 Raised At Four Seasons Ball In Wilton

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — The Kennedy Center raised about $170,000 for its residential services for people with disabilities and celebrated its longtime leader at the 53rd annual Four Seasons Ball.A sold-out crowd of 300 congratulated Martin Schwartz, the first president and CEO of The Kennedy Center, who has led the organization since 1978.Schwartz will retire in January.“Marty is a man for ...

  4. Westport Police Department's Holiday Toy Drive Begins Friday

    Westport Police Department's Holiday Toy Drive Begins Friday

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Police Department will make the season a little brighter for kids in need with their annual Holiday Toy Drive.Hosted by the Local Union 2080 and the Police Benevolent Association, the program runs from Dec. 1 through 17 at several locations around town.The organization is accepting new, unopened and unwrapped toys as well as cash donations. Thousands of ...

  5. Stunning Santa Show Goes On In Fairfield — With A Few Minor Adjustments

    Stunning Santa Show Goes On In Fairfield — With A Few Minor Adjustments

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Some lights are a little dimmer and the music is more muted, but there’s peace on Roseville Terrace after a petition threatened to end one home’s popular 300,000-light Christmas extravaganza.“It’s resolved,” homeowner Gene Halliwell said of neighbors’ plea to the town and police department to do something to control the crowds and traffic that come with ...

  6. Judge: Ganim Won't Receive Public Funds For Run For Governor

    Judge: Ganim Won't Receive Public Funds For Run For Governor

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A U.S. District Court judge on Wednesday denied Mayor Joe Ganim’s bid for public financing for his planned run for governor, according to the Connecticut Post.Earlier this year, the mayor filed a federal lawsuit against the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) for ruling he is disqualified from receiving a public campaign grant for his possible gubernatorial ...

  7. You Don't Have To Be A Rich Man To See Singing Rabbis In 'Fiddler'

    You Don't Have To Be A Rich Man To See Singing Rabbis In 'Fiddler'

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — They teach the Torah, preside over marriages and lead solemn prayer — but can they belt out Broadway show tunes?Find out Dec. 3 when an ‘all-star’ cast of rabbis, cantors and other Fairfield County Jewish leaders take the stage for a rousing staged reading of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Bridgeport.Presented by the Federation of Jewish ...

  8. Bookworm On Your Holiday List? Westport Library's Got You Covered

    Bookworm On Your Holiday List? Westport Library's Got You Covered

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Stumped by what to get that bookworm on your holiday shopping list?Head on over to the Westport Library’s annual three-day Holiday Book & Gift Sale, which is sure to have something for everyone from books and collectibles to unique products made in the library’s own MakerSpace.The sale runs from Friday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 3 in the library’s Great Hall. ...

  9. Prance On Over To Beardsley Zoo To Meet Santa's Hooved Helpers

    Prance On Over To Beardsley Zoo To Meet Santa's Hooved Helpers

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Not going to make it up to the North Pole this holiday season?You can still get a gander at some of Santa’s favorite furry friends at Beardsley Zoo, which is playing host to reindeer Sam and Jacob until New Year’s Day.The yearling males will be enjoying their temporary digs near the Victorian Greenhouse so kids old and young can get an up-close peek.“Connecticut’s ...

  10. Stratford Police Make Arrest In BAR Armed Robbery And Shooting

    Stratford Police Make Arrest In BAR Armed Robbery And Shooting

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police made an arrest Tuesday in connection with the armed robbery and shooting of a bartender at BAR on Main Street last week.Eric Chambers, 33, of Bridgeport was apprehended by members of the Fugitive Task Force as the result of a warrant issued for his arrest, police saidHe was charged with first-degree robbery and was held on $250,000 bond, police ...

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