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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. Award-winning Newtown Soloist Takes Center Stage For Symphony Concert

    Award-winning Newtown Soloist Takes Center Stage For Symphony Concert

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Seasonal cheer will fill the Klein Auditorium Dec. 16, as the Greater Bridgeport Symphony presents “Holiday Interlude,” complete with a Christmas and Hanukkah sing-along and up-and-coming child soloists.The classic program features highlights from Tchaikovsky’s beloved “Nutcracker Suite” and Strauss’ “Tales of the Vienna Woods.”“The holiday season is such a special ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. Holiday Fair Is Sweet Music To Fairfield Warde Students Planning Trip

    Holiday Fair Is Sweet Music To Fairfield Warde Students Planning Trip

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Some Fairfield Warde High School parents are hosting a fundraiser and concert to fund a 2018 music department trip.The Fairfield Warde Holiday Extravaganza & Concert will feature about 50 vendors, crafters, a bake sale, raffles and more, as well as performances from members of the school’s choir, orchestra and band.Monetary donations will also be accepted, ...

  6. Shelton Volunteer Lauded For YMCA Leadership, Compassion In Bridgeport

    Shelton Volunteer Lauded For YMCA Leadership, Compassion In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs recently honored a longtime volunteer for her commitment to the community and service to the YMCA.Shelton resident Bianca Kazmierczak received the organization’s volunteer award for her outstanding leadership, generosity and passion for service for more than 10 years.Kazmierczak is the vice chair of the board of directors and the ...

  7. Stratford Police Make Second Arrest In BAR Shooting/Robbery

    Stratford Police Make Second Arrest In BAR Shooting/Robbery

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police on Thursday arrested a second Bridgeport man in connection with the armed robbery and shooting at BAR earlier this month.Jachim Brown, 30, was arrested at Bridgeport court on an arrest warrant for the Nov. 14 incident, police said.He was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, first-degree threatening, criminal possession of a ...

  8. Stroll Down Fairfield's Black Rock Turnpike? 'I Would Be Terrified!'

    Stroll Down Fairfield's Black Rock Turnpike? 'I Would Be Terrified!'

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Respondents to an online survey about safety on Black Rock Turnpike didn’t mince words when asked if they would ride a bike along the bustling route traveled by 20,000 vehicles a day.“Are you kidding me? I want to live to see tomorrow!” one participant wrote.What about walking along the road?“It would be suicidal,” said one.“I would be terrified!” said another.Nearly ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. YMCA Alliance Declares State Rep. Stafstrom A Legislative Champion

    YMCA Alliance Declares State Rep. Stafstrom A Legislative Champion

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs has named state Rep. Steve Stafstrom, D-Bridgeport, as its legislative champion.For four years Stafstrom served as vice chairman of the board of managers at the Alpha Community Services YMCA, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, one of the state’s largest providers of supportive housing. He was co-chairman of the ...

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