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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. Happy New Year! Westport's Gearing Up For First Night Festivities

    Happy New Year! Westport's Gearing Up For First Night Festivities

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Looking for something the whole family can enjoy on New Year’s Eve?Head to downtown Westport for First Night Westport-Weston, one of the region’s largest holiday celebrations.This year’s festivities include the tuneful melodies of songstress Michele Grace, crowd-pleasing hypnotist Jim Spinnato, karaoke, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more throughout the afternoon ...

  2. Toys For Tots: Fairfield Prep Helps To Make The Holidays Bright For Kids

    Toys For Tots: Fairfield Prep Helps To Make The Holidays Bright For Kids

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Students at Fairfield College Preparatory School collected new toys for area families, in support of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Bridgeport.Hundreds of toys plus packages of much-needed diapers filled the school’s Arrupe Hall.Prep students volunteered to load the toys into vehicles, filling five SUVs and cars to the top.

  3. Westport Police Release Suspect's Photo, Calls Come Flooding In

    Westport Police Release Suspect's Photo, Calls Come Flooding In

    WESTPORT, Conn. — An Oxford man suspected of stealing a pair of high-end glasses faces a larceny charge after Westport police disseminated his photo and were flooded with calls identifying him, police said.David Lafrance, 36, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday and charged with sixth-degree larceny in the Nov. 29 incident, police said.Around 10:51 a.m. on that date, a man, later ...

  4. City Releases More Details In Horrific Fatal Two-Car Crash In Bridgeport

    City Releases More Details In Horrific Fatal Two-Car Crash In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The City of Bridgeport has identified the four people who survived a fatal two-car crash Tuesday, most of whom are still in the hospital.Pedestrian Shylane Michelle Crooks, 50, of Bridgeport, was killed in the crash on Huntington Turnpike near the corner of Priscilla Street, according to Police Capt. Robert Evans.She was struck by a 2017 BMW driven by Marie Tufaro, ...

  5. Our Lady of Fatima School-Wilton Surprises Teacher Battling Breast Cancer

    Our Lady of Fatima School-Wilton Surprises Teacher Battling Breast Cancer

    WILTON, Conn. — Battling cancer can seem like a solitary fight.Not so for Geri Galasso, a middle school math specialist at Our Lady of Fatima-Wilton.On Dec. 11, students, parents and faculty at the diocesan school held a pink day pep rally in support of “Mrs. G,” the 8th-grade homeroom teacher who is undergoing weekly chemotherapy.“Mrs. Galasso has an amazing spirit and is a fantastic ...

  6. Steinway & Sons Offers Deep Piano Discounts At Closing Westport Store

    Steinway & Sons Offers Deep Piano Discounts At Closing Westport Store

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Steinway & Sons is closing its Westport location, meaning deep discounts as it liquidates its piano inventory.While the Westport gallery has been Connecticut’s only source for new Steinways since 2003, the factory-owned showroom will reopen at a soon-to-be-announced location.In the coming two weeks, pianos will be offered at thousands below retail pricing at the ...

  7. Walker Gubernatorial Campaign Hits Financing Milestone

    Walker Gubernatorial Campaign Hits Financing Milestone

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Dave Walker for Governor Campaign has raised the requisite $250,000 to qualify for the Citizen’s Election Program grant.The campaign has raised more than $277,000 in contributions of no more than $100 to abide by state guidelines."Passing this key fundraising milestone so soon is a recognition of the momentum our campaign has and that voters around the state ...

  8. Pedestrian Killed, Four Others Critical After Horrific Bridgeport Crash

    Pedestrian Killed, Four Others Critical After Horrific Bridgeport Crash

    Update: Police have released more information on the crash victims. Click here for an updated story from Daily Voice. BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A pedestrian was killed and four others critically injured Monday morning in a two-car crash on Huntington Turnpike near the corner of Priscilla Street in Bridgeport, according to Police Capt. Robert Evans.Shylane Michelle Crooks, 50, of Bridgeport, ...

  9. Bridgeport Group Seeks Common Ground In Wake Of Fatal Shooting Of Teen

    Bridgeport Group Seeks Common Ground In Wake Of Fatal Shooting Of Teen

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Seven months after a police-involved shooting left a Bridgeport teen dead, city officials and community leaders announced Monday they hope to improve police/community relations through specialized training, body and dash cams, youth programs and conversation.The group, which has been meeting on a near-weekly basis since the May 9 shooting of 15-year-old Jayson ...

  10. Picture This: Interactive Photo Booth Company Leases Stratford Space

    Picture This: Interactive Photo Booth Company Leases Stratford Space

    STRATFORD, Conn. — You know those prop-filled photo booths so popular at parties these days?A Chicago-based manufacturer that makes the next generation of them has leased space in Stratford.Foto Master, a manufacturer of interactive entertainment and photo booths, is opening its first manufacturing facility in Connecticut at 40 Mead St., according to Jon Angel, president of Angel ...

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