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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. Hairy Situation: Police Seek Shoplifter In Fairfield Razor Thefts

    Hairy Situation: Police Seek Shoplifter In Fairfield Razor Thefts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police hope the public can help identify a woman suspected of stealing more than $2,000 worth of razors in three shoplifting incidents at Stop & Shop on Kings Highway Cutoff.The woman took about $800 worth of razors around 11:45 a.m. on Oct.30 and returned to the store at 12:50 p.m., Dec. 6, taking another $1,000 in razors, police said.Around 11:45 a.m. on Dec. ...

  2. Second Suspect Arrested In Payroll Check Scam At Fairfield Restaurant

    Second Suspect Arrested In Payroll Check Scam At Fairfield Restaurant

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police have arrested a second person in connection with a fraudulent payroll check scheme involving a Sanford Street eatery.Tambria Raiford, 32, of Dekalb Avenue, Bridgeport, was charged with fifth-degree larceny and second-degree forgery in the incident first reported to police on Jan. 5, police said.On that date, a manager from Crave told officers that someone had ...

  3. Westport Volunteer EMS Takes Newman's Own Donation To Heart

    Westport Volunteer EMS Takes Newman's Own Donation To Heart

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport ambulances will be equipped with life-saving cardiac devices thanks to a $35,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation.The new equipment — Stryker/Physio-Control LUCAS 3 chest compression systems — can be used on those in cardiac arrest while keeping Westport Volunteer EMS personnel safe.The automated system offers optimal, high-quality compressions that can be ...

  4. Fairfield, Westport Police Chiefs Oppose Concealed Weapon Proposal

    Fairfield, Westport Police Chiefs Oppose Concealed Weapon Proposal

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The police chiefs of Westport and Fairfield have signed a letter written by law enforcement personnel that opposes the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.The bill, which is now being considered in Congress, would force Connecticut police departments to honor the concealed carry weapons permit from every state.This would mean that those with a pistol permit would be free ...

  5. Vote Now: SHU Thespians Vying For Pro Regional Theater Awards

    Vote Now: SHU Thespians Vying For Pro Regional Theater Awards

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The play’s the thing at Sacred Heart University, where students have received a whopping 17 nominations for online theater guide BroadwayWorld.com’s 2017 Connecticut regional awards.And they were all nominated in the professional categories, not the ones reserved for high school and college productions.That means Sacred Heart students will be vying for votes up ...

  6. Fairfield Calls For Acts Of Kindness To Mark Sandy Hook Anniversary

    Fairfield Calls For Acts Of Kindness To Mark Sandy Hook Anniversary

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Town of Fairfield is asking residents to mark the somber fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre by performing acts of kindness.It was five years ago Dec. 14 that a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.Former Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra called for kindness to honor those who lost their lives. “The Town ...

  7. Fairfield Veteran Inducted Into The Connecticut Hall Of Fame

    Fairfield Veteran Inducted Into The Connecticut Hall Of Fame

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — U.S. Army veteran Thomas Quinn was inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame this week, surrounded by state and local leaders and family and friends.“Honoring the military service and life’s work of our veterans is among the most important ways we as citizens can show gratitude,” state Rep. Brenda Kupchick said at the Hartford ceremony. “Tom Quinn stands as ...

  8. Stratford's Fright Haven Invites Kids Of All Ages To 'Lights On' Wonderland

    Stratford's Fright Haven Invites Kids Of All Ages To 'Lights On' Wonderland

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Fright Haven, the state’s largest haunted attraction, has morphed into “A Frightmare Before Christmas” for those who want a little ghoul with their yule this season.But even the youngest holiday revelers are invited to the Barnum Avenue Cutoff site’s Winter Wonderland “Lights On” Family Fun Day matinee on Dec. 16.From 1 to 2:30 p.m., special guides will escort ...

  9. Fairfield Teens' Biz Gets Holiday Nod From None Other Than Martha Stewart

    Fairfield Teens' Biz Gets Holiday Nod From None Other Than Martha Stewart

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — When you’re just starting a business, there are a lot worse things than getting an e-mail that says “Martha Stewart loves you.”And that’s just what happened to the Fairfield teen siblings who’ve created 3Dux/Design, a line of architectural play sets for young designers.About a week ago, Martha Stewart Living included the 3-month-old company’s wares in “8 of Our ...

  10. Police: Someone Fired Multiple Shots At A Home In Fairfield

    Police: Someone Fired Multiple Shots At A Home In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Officers investigating a report of shots fired Wednesday night found bullet holes in a Candlewood Road home and spent shell casings in the street, police said.Around 9:15 p.m., two different Candlewood Road residents called police to say they had heard shots fired, with one saying she saw a “red burst” coming from the passenger side of a car that fled the scene, ...

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