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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. Bridgeport Rallies Around Quadriplegic Teacher About To Lose Vital Benefits

    Bridgeport Rallies Around Quadriplegic Teacher About To Lose Vital Benefits

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Friends are rallying around a beloved Central High School teacher who recently learned that state budget changes might make it impossible for him to work or to continue his normal lifestyle.Tom Wade sustained a spinal cord injury from a diving accident when he was 17. He is a quadriplegic with a personal care attendant to help him daily with showers, meals, exercise ...

  2. Fairfield U. Tree Lighting To Be Part Of CBS Christmas Eve Special

    Fairfield U. Tree Lighting To Be Part Of CBS Christmas Eve Special

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Head on over to the Christmas tree lighting at Fairfield University on Thursday and you’ll get more than a chance to meet Santa and the Mrs.You might be part of a CBS special set to air nationally on Christmas Eve.“Christmas Eve with Fairfield University” will air for an hour beginning at 11:35 p.m. Dec. 24 and will offer a window into the holiday season at a modern, ...

  3. Bridgeport Police Grieve Veteran Officer's Death In Suspected Suicide

    Bridgeport Police Grieve Veteran Officer's Death In Suspected Suicide

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport Police Officer Thomas Lattanzio, a 17-year veteran of the force, has died, according to a statement Monday evening from Chief Armando Perez.The statement came about eight hours after police began investigating a possible suicide of an officer Monday morning in Seaside Park.“This is a very sad day for the Bridgeport Police Department. Our family has lost a ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Stamford Preschoolers Are Safer Thanks To Defibrillator Donation, Training

    Stamford Preschoolers Are Safer Thanks To Defibrillator Donation, Training

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Some Stamford preschoolers will be a little safer in their classrooms, thanks to a donation of life-saving defibrillators — and vital teacher training to use them — from the Stamford Paramedic Association and Hands for Life.The organizations donated $1,500 for automated external defibrillators for the Our Lady of Grace and Villa Divino Amore nursery schools.Stamford ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

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