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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. Thomas W. McGillicuddy, Fairfield Prep's First Lay Principal, Dies At 83

    Thomas W. McGillicuddy, Fairfield Prep's First Lay Principal, Dies At 83

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Thomas W. McGillicuddy, a longtime teacher and administrator at Fairfield College Preparatory School, passed away peacefully Jan. 4 at Bridgeport Hospital with his family by his side. He was 83.Born in Worcester, Mass., on May 6, 1934, McGillicuddy graduated from The College of the Holy Cross before beginning his more than 42-year career at Fairfield Prep. Joining the ...

  2. Harlan Haus Brings Steins & Schnitzel To Downtown Bridgeport

    Harlan Haus Brings Steins & Schnitzel To Downtown Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The countdown is on for the much-anticipated Harlan Haus, a German-style beer hall opening in downtown Bridgeport on Wednesday evening.The grand opening is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the former People’s Bank building at 155 State Street.The team that brought you Harlan Publick in Norwalk and Harlan Social in Stamford had originally hoped to open in the fall, ...

  3. Stamford Boy's 'Bullying Button' Wins High Honors In National Contest

    Stamford Boy's 'Bullying Button' Wins High Honors In National Contest

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford fifth-grader’s simply ingenious invention to combat bullying has transformed into a national prize for him and $5,000 for his school’s science programs.In fall 2017, Pfizer and Scholastic launched the If Kids Could Cure contest, asking children in grades K to 5 to dream up solutions to medical and societal problems and help make the world a better ...

  4. Indoor Karting Raceway Rumbles Into Stamford In 2018

    Indoor Karting Raceway Rumbles Into Stamford In 2018

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Do you have a need for speed? RPM Raceway, an all-electric indoor karting and entertainment destination, is bringing its authentic racing experience to Stamford — its only Connecticut location — during the first half of 2018. In addition to competitive racing, the new location at 600 West Ave. will feature dining and sports bar operations, a 14-lane bowling facility, ...

  5. Trumbull's Kennedy Center Names Shelton Man As New President/CEO

    Trumbull's Kennedy Center Names Shelton Man As New President/CEO

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — The Kennedy Center has a new president and CEO — Richard Sebastian Jr. of Shelton.Sebastian has been appointed effective Jan. 2. He succeeds Martin Schwartz of Trumbull, who is retiring after nearly 40 years of service.Schwartz, who was the Trumbull-based center’s first president and CEO, will remain as acting president and CEO until Jan. 18 in order to ensure a smooth ...

  6. Snow & Cold Won't Stop Fairfield County Residents From Getting Outside

    Snow & Cold Won't Stop Fairfield County Residents From Getting Outside

    DARIEN, Conn. — Wind gusts were in the 40 to 45 mph range in some spots in Fairfield County during last week's snowstorm, but that didn’t stop Daily Voice readers from heading outside to capture photos of the wintry scene.Elizabeth Brandon Hole and Renee Leimgruber sent in photos of the snow in Darien.Chris McCarthy, Ana Cortes, Jordan Siegel and Marni Lane recorded the storm in ...

  7. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy: Situation in Puerto Rico 'Worse Than I Thought'

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy: Situation in Puerto Rico 'Worse Than I Thought'

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. —More than 100 days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said the territory remains “an island in crisis” with more than 50 percent of the population still without electricity.Murphy, who traveled to Puerto Rico with Sen. Richard Blumenthal last week, said he could only imagine what would happen if such a situation was left to languish in ...

  8. Hot Off The Grill: Smoke House To Open At Spot In Trademark Fairfield

    Hot Off The Grill: Smoke House To Open At Spot In Trademark Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Meat lovers, rejoice! Barbacoa Smoke House will be the first commercial tenant of Trademark Fairfield, the mixed-use building opened at the corner of Commerce Drive and Black Rock Turnpike in 2017.Expected to open in mid-February, the restaurant will offer “slow smoked and fresh grilled meals seasoned with a special dry rub,” according to its Facebook page.“We plan to ...

  9. Murphy: Tax Reform Will Have 'Drastic' Effect On Many In Fairfield County

    Murphy: Tax Reform Will Have 'Drastic' Effect On Many In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy met with real estate agents and homeowners in Fairfield on Friday, telling them the new federal tax law will have a “drastic” effect on Connecticut, particularly in Fairfield County. Amid warnings from economists that the law will limit mortgage and property tax deductions and cause home values to drop, Murphy said he wanted to hear from those ...

  10. Stratford Police Investigate False Report After Woman Found Duct-Taped

    Stratford Police Investigate False Report After Woman Found Duct-Taped

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A woman found bound with duct tape in a Stratford motel Wednesday had not been abducted from Iowa as she had claimed, police said Friday.On Wednesday, Stratford police responded to the Honeyspot Motor Inn on a call of a possible abduction.Officers found a woman bound with duct tape in one of the motel rooms and learned she had been reported missing in Iowa on New ...

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