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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. Hot Dog! Cricket Car Hop Opens For Business In Stratford

    Hot Dog! Cricket Car Hop Opens For Business In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The fridges are jam-packed with long dogs, the pinball machine has a place of honor in the corner and the hot sauce recipe is still a well-guarded secret.Yep, Cricket Car Hop — a Stratford landmark for more than 50 years — is once again open for business.“This is like a time machine,” said general manager Ron DiCostanzo of the Access Road eatery. “There’s just a ...

  2. Fairfield Police: Someone Swiped $300 Bound For Africa

    Fairfield Police: Someone Swiped $300 Bound For Africa

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Someone stole $300 a man was trying to send to his father in Africa while he filled out the paperwork at a Fairfield Western Union, police said.Shortly before 5 p.m. June 23, the man began filling out the form to wire money at the customer service desk at Stop & Shop on Kings Highway Cutoff. He said a woman behind him asked him to move down the counter.When he ...

  3. He, She, One of Each? Zoo To Reveal Lynx Kittens' Gender This Week

    He, She, One of Each? Zoo To Reveal Lynx Kittens' Gender This Week

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Wondering if you should wear blue or pink when you visit the two new Canada lynx kittens born this spring at the Beardsley Zoo?Well, the wait is over Thursday, June 29, at 11 a.m. when the zoo celebrates a big gender reveal at the lynx exhibit.How will you know? Staffers will give the male lynx a paper mache rabbit to play with. Once he opens it, guests should see ...

  4. Fairfield Cops: Thief Leaves Clue After Breaking Into Car -- A Cell Phone

    Fairfield Cops: Thief Leaves Clue After Breaking Into Car -- A Cell Phone

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Tollhouse Road woman lost an E-ZPass but gained a cell phone that whoever broke into her car left behind Saturday, police said.The woman called police around 1 p.m. to report she found the unfamiliar black Samsung cell phone in her car, which had been parked unlocked outside her home. Her E-ZPass was nowhere to be found.Police are investigating the phone for clues ...

  5. Peddling For A Cure: Eight Fairfield Cyclists Take Part In Cancer Challenge

    Peddling For A Cure: Eight Fairfield Cyclists Take Part In Cancer Challenge

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Eight fit Fairfield cyclists will take on the 38th Pan-Mass Challenge this summer, hoping to raise millions for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Institute.On Aug. 5 and 6, the octet will join about 6,200 riders riding up to 192 miles in the Massachusetts-based challenge.They are: Kevin Walsh, John Bisack, Kim Haney, Aili Dibonaventura, Amanda Silva, E. James ...

  6. Library Lockdown On Tap For Westport MakerSpace Fans

    Library Lockdown On Tap For Westport MakerSpace Fans

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Does getting locked in the library sound like a grand night out to you?Well, mark your calendar for Maker Madness, an overnight event featuring escape rooms, ghost hunters and more at Westport Library. The fun begins at 8 p.m. July 22 and will run until 7 a.m. July 23 for anyone ages 12 and up.What will you do once the doors are locked? The library is celebrating the ...

  7. It's Official: Cricket Car Hop Opens This Week

    It's Official: Cricket Car Hop Opens This Week

    Update: Check out the ribbon-cutting by clicking here on the Daily Voice.STRATFORD, Conn. — Let there be long dogs!The wait is finally over in Stratford: the Cricket Car Hop — 2.0, if you will — officially opens for business  on Saturday.The doors will open at 11 a.m. for the grand opening at the new site, 900 Access Road.In case you’re new to Stratford, the original Cricket opened in ...

  8. Fairfield Cops: Thief Made Off With Prescription Pot ID Card

    Fairfield Cops: Thief Made Off With Prescription Pot ID Card

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Knapps Highway woman who left her car unlocked overnight told police she lost two purses, one containing her medical marijuana ID card, police said.The woman, who reported the theft at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, believes someone took the purses between 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday, police said.Missing are a beige knit bag containing a Verizon flip phone, $25, her ...

  9. Fairfield Cops: Woman Takes Wrong Turn, Ends Up In Flipped Car

    Fairfield Cops: Woman Takes Wrong Turn, Ends Up In Flipped Car

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Massachusetts woman traveling through town on her way to see family Sunday night wound up in the hospital after a a car crash left her vehicle flipped on its roof, police said.The 63-year-old Worcester woman was traveling from Pennsylvania to Rhode Island and took the wrong lane at the I-95 rest stop near Round Hill Road around 11 p.m., police said. She was trying ...

  10. Fairfield Police: Trumbull Man ID'ed By Paycheck Found At Crash Site

    Fairfield Police: Trumbull Man ID'ed By Paycheck Found At Crash Site

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Trumbull man turned himself in to police Friday in connection with two car crashes that left him in critical condition in April, police said.Nicholas Reich, 26, of Lawrence Road, was charged with evading responsibility, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane, police said. The incident began around 2:30 a.m., April ...

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