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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. Food Pantry Donations Large And Small Make Holidays Merry In Bridgeport

    Food Pantry Donations Large And Small Make Holidays Merry In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Black Rock Food Pantry — and the hundreds of families it serves — had much to be thankful for this holiday season.In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, the Princeton Street pantry received large food donations from Bridgeport’s St. Ann Church, Unquowa School in Fairfield and the Torch Club of Wakeman Boys & Girls Club.Employees of J.C. Penney in Trumbull ...

  2. Police: New York Man Threatens To 'Knock Out' Cops Outside Fairfield Bar

    Police: New York Man Threatens To 'Knock Out' Cops Outside Fairfield Bar

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New York man who threw a drink at a bouncer, tried to fight with fellow patrons and threatened to “knock out” a police officer was arrested early Saturday outside a Sanford Place bar, police said.Security staffers at Crave Bar & Grill repeatedly asked Aaron Tomlinson, 22, of Bronx, N.Y., to leave the bar because he was bothering other patrons and threw a drink ...

  3. Fairfield Police: Potential Dirt Bike Buyer Never Returns From 'Test Drive'

    Fairfield Police: Potential Dirt Bike Buyer Never Returns From 'Test Drive'

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A South Salem, N.Y., man lost his $1,200 dirt bike Friday when a potential buyer took it on a “test drive” and never came back, police said.The seller, who had listed the 2002 Honda CR80 on LetGo.com, agreed to show the bike to the teen suspect in the Kohl’s parking lot on Greenfield Street, police said.Once there, the suspect asked for a test drive and was last seen ...

  4. Police: Fairfield Man Threatened Woman With A Knife

    Police: Fairfield Man Threatened Woman With A Knife

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man was arrested early Sunday after he got in a fight with a woman, waving a knife at her, police said.Michael Carafotes, 31, of Beechwood Lane, was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct in the 2:45 a.m. incident.Carafotes and the woman were drinking at a bar, and he began berating her and calling her names as ...

  5. Police: Fairfield Man Chased Stepbrother With A Knife On Thanksgiving

    Police: Fairfield Man Chased Stepbrother With A Knife On Thanksgiving

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man was arrested on Thanksgiving when he got into a drunken fight with his stepbrother and chased him with a knife, police said.Officers called to a Pequot Avenue residence on a report of “multiple stabbings” around 3:30 p.m. broke up a verbal argument turned physical between Alexius Charles Conroy, 30, who lives at the home, and his stepbrother, Daniel ...

  6. Lifestyle Expert Katie Brown To Help Launch Cookbook Club In Westport

    Lifestyle Expert Katie Brown To Help Launch Cookbook Club In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Do you read cookbooks for fun?Go ahead, admit it. Given the growing number of food fanatics in America, you’re certainly not alone.And you can make some new foodie friends at the launch of Westport LIbrary’s new Cookbook Club, featuring a guest appearance by local food blogger/cookbook author/TV celeb Katie Brown of Katie Brown Workshop.The inaugural event takes place ...

  7. ISO: Bridgeport Seeks Vendors For First Holiday Pop-Up Market

    ISO: Bridgeport Seeks Vendors For First Holiday Pop-Up Market

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Are you crafty?The city is seeking vendors for its first Holiday Pop-Up Market to be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street.Hosted by Mayor Joe Ganim, the city’s Office of Housing & Community Development and Small & Minority Business Resource Office, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.For more vendor ...

  8. Fairfield County Shopkeepers Woo Savvy Shoppers On Small Business Saturday

    Fairfield County Shopkeepers Woo Savvy Shoppers On Small Business Saturday

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Would you rather skinny dip at the North Pole than brave the crowds at the mall this holiday shopping season?Blow off Black Friday and stroll on over to Small Business Saturday at a downtown near you.Several Fairfield County chambers of commerce and merchant organizations are rolling out the red carpet — and touting deals on decidedly different gifts —at unique ...

  9. A Certain Jolly Old Elf Is Expected At The Shelton Downtown Tree Lighting

    A Certain Jolly Old Elf Is Expected At The Shelton Downtown Tree Lighting

    SHELTON, Conn. — It’s time for the fourth annual Community Tree Lighting in downtown Shelton.Celebrate Shelton is planning an evening of fun on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Rotary Pavilion in Veteran’s Memorial Park.The 6 p.m. festivities will feature performances by the Shelton Intermediate School Choir and Susanna Wesley School students.There will be free hot cocoa and cookies courtesy of ...

  10. Solar Carports At Fairfield High School Spell Big Energy Cost Savings

    Solar Carports At Fairfield High School Spell Big Energy Cost Savings

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. —Fairfield Ludlowe High School students will stay dry and the town will save money, thanks to solar-power carports officially launched by the town this month.The school’s solar array, including the panels on Ludlowe’s roof, will generate two-thirds of the electricity used by the school.Similar solar carports will go on line shortly at Fairfield Warde High ...

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