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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Bridgeport One Step Closer To Downtown Theater Restoration, New Housing

    Bridgeport One Step Closer To Downtown Theater Restoration, New Housing

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday signed a contract with Exact Capital Group LLC, officially beginning the project to renovate the long-shuttered Majestic and Poli theaters and bring more than 800 housing units to downtown Bridgeport.The agreement is the first step in the “transformation of downtown Bridgeport,” said Exact Capital Managing Partner Craig Livingston.“And we’re ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Fairfield Police: Bridgeport Man Caught On Tape Stealing Aleve

    Fairfield Police: Bridgeport Man Caught On Tape Stealing Aleve

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man who stole more than $84 in pain relievers from a Villa Avenue grocery store was arrested Saturday, police said.Around 10 p.m., Stop & Shop loss prevention staffers saw Santoni Carl Bass, 54, of Calvin Avenue, on surveillance tape attempting to steal 16 bottles of Aleve, police said. Officers met Bass, who has an extensive criminal history, as he ...

  8. Cash, Diaper Bag, Paraguay Passport Stolen From Cars In Fairfield

    Cash, Diaper Bag, Paraguay Passport Stolen From Cars In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Four cars were rummaged through over the holiday weekend with thieves making off with cash, a diaper bag and a passport from Paraguay, police said.On Sunday, two Campfield Drive owners reported their cars had been entered. One owner reported $5 to $10 taken from an unlocked car parked in the street and the other said a $30 diaper bag and $47 in cash were taken.Several ...

  9. Police: Housesitter Finds Door Kicked In At Brother's Fairfield Home

    Police: Housesitter Finds Door Kicked In At Brother's Fairfield Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A man housesitting at his brother’s Pemburn Drive home called police Saturday afternoon when he found the side door kicked in and jewelry on the kitchen floor.Officers who arrived at the home around 2 p.m. found it had been rummaged through, police said.A neighborhood canvass did not turn up any witnesses and the case is under investigation.

  10. Bridgeport Woman Leads Police In Pursuit On I-95 After Robbery At Pharmacy

    Bridgeport Woman Leads Police In Pursuit On I-95 After Robbery At Pharmacy

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Three people were arrested Saturday after they broke into a Westport pharmacy and led state and local police in a pursuit through Fairfield and Westport and onto I-95, police said.At 2 a.m., officers received a report of a larceny at a Westport pharmacy and descriptions of the woman, two men and van involved, police said.An officer spotted the vehicle on Riverside ...

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