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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. Dig In: Greenwich Restaurant Week Spotlights 25 Local Faves

    Dig In: Greenwich Restaurant Week Spotlights 25 Local Faves

    GREENWICH, Conn. — More than 25 local eateries are on board for the 4th annual Greenwich Restaurant Week beginning Oct. 27.Restaurants are offering special deals and promotions through the 10-day celebration.The festivities kick off on Oct. 26 with an exclusive opening night cocktail party at The J House from 6 to 9 p.m. The party, featuring live music by Rio’s Trio and DJ Kunjan, will ...

  2. Tales Of Destruction, Fear, Resilience In Puerto Rico Shared In Bridgeport

    Tales Of Destruction, Fear, Resilience In Puerto Rico Shared In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Alma Maya wiped away tears Wednesday, as she spoke of how she persuaded her elderly mother to leave her hurricane-ravaged home in Puerto Rico and make the journey to safety in Bridgeport."They feel like their abandoning their country,” the Bridgeport mayoral aide said of the older generation facing life without water, food and electricity on the island.Maya was ...

  3. Racers Readying For 11th Annual CancerCare 5K in Fairfield

    Racers Readying For 11th Annual CancerCare 5K in Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It shouldn’t be hard to spot Stephanie Hall when she steps off in the 11th annual CancerCare Fairfield Walk/Run for Hope this Sunday at Jennings Beach.The Bridgeport woman, who sought out CancerCare counseling to help her support a friend with breast cancer, will sport a tutu made by her daughter Quantishay with colors representing friends and loved ones with ...

  4. Interior Designers Seal Fate With New Digital Fairfield County Business

    Interior Designers Seal Fate With New Digital Fairfield County Business

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Would you love some interior design help but figure you can’t afford it?
Meet Kismet Interiors, a new digital interior design concierge launched this year in Fairfield County that gives you a plan for your room and allows you to achieve it over time — and within your budget.Founded by Bridgeport resident Yasmin Thornton and California resident Trisha Kasmin, ...

  5. Friends Near And Far Help Stamford Family Win Free New Roof

    Friends Near And Far Help Stamford Family Win Free New Roof

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford couple will receive a free roof this month after family and friends across the country voted them the winners of Prizio Roofing and Siding Co.’s No Roof Left Behind giveback.Friends nominated homeowners Jordan and Freer Ferenc in the contest, saying they “really deserve to catch a break.”Jordan Ferenc has HERNS disease, a rare condition that has caused him ...

  6. Bridgeport's Bijou Welcomes Vagabond Theatre's Second Season

    Bridgeport's Bijou Welcomes Vagabond Theatre's Second Season

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — George Bailey, Clarence the angel and the whole gang from Bedford Falls will take the stage at the Bijou Theatre in “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show,” the Vagabond Theatre Company’s holiday season return to downtown Bridgeport.The Fairfield Avenue theater was closed for a time, but new General Manager Gary Peterson will welcome back the theater company for ...

  7. Stamford Fancy Dress Ball Will 'Unmask' Cycle Of Child Abuse

    Stamford Fancy Dress Ball Will 'Unmask' Cycle Of Child Abuse

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The Exchange Club of Stamford hopes to ‘unmask’ child abuse and raise funds for its Parenting Skills Center with its 2nd annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel.The Venetian-style fancy dress evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes dinner and open bar, dancing to the Summertime Band and a DJ, locally crafted beverages from sponsors ...

  8. Bridgeport Welcomes Puerto Rican Students Fleeing Destruction Of Maria

    Bridgeport Welcomes Puerto Rican Students Fleeing Destruction Of Maria

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — For two long days Jan and Juan Casiano hunkered down in the relative safety of an inner hallway as Hurricane Maria’s wind and rain battered their family’s home in the city of Bayamón, Puerto Rico.“It was scary, like, really scary,” said Juan, 12.Once the hurricane finally passed, they were left to survey the damage.“We didn’t have water. No electricity. No nothing,” ...

  9. Imagine That: Fairfield Teens Launch Architectural Play Kits For Kids

    Imagine That: Fairfield Teens Launch Architectural Play Kits For Kids

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Ayana Klein’s architectural kits don’t come with instructions or a charger — and that’s just the way she wants it.The 18-year-old Fairfield Warde High School senior wants children who play with her 3Dux/Design sets — which just hit the market a few weeks ago — to let their imaginations soar with no rules and no limits.“When we were younger, we were always encouraged ...

  10. Police: Trumbull Teen 'Pummeled' Man While Driving in Westport

    Police: Trumbull Teen 'Pummeled' Man While Driving in Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Trumbull woman turned herself in to Westport police on a warrant Wednesday, after she was seen “pummeling” a man in a car in July in town, police said.Hannah Laflin, 19, of Meadow View Drive, was charged with breach of peace in the incident.A witness told police she was driving on Post Road East on July 12, when she noticed a female driver stop her car and begin ...

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