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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. Start Your Own Revolution At Fairfield's New Museum Commons

    Start Your Own Revolution At Fairfield's New Museum Commons

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield Museum & History Center on Friday officially opened The Museum Commons, a new center for cultural activity on the historic Town Green.Wondering what you'l find there?Here are five things to know about this new destination for kids, families and visitors to Fairfield.Make Yourself At Home: The Museum Commons includes three historic structures — the ...

  2. Residents Cheer New Cop Squad For Bridgeport Housing Complexes

    Residents Cheer New Cop Squad For Bridgeport Housing Complexes

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport will beef up the police presence at public housing complexes this summer, thanks to a new initiative to stem violence and vandalism and spruce up the sites for beleaguered residents.A new community policing partnership among the city, the police department and the Bridgeport Housing Authority (BHA) will fund a dedicated patrol of two officers and a ...

  3. Man Swipes Baby Formula From Post Road Store, Westport Cops Say

    Man Swipes Baby Formula From Post Road Store, Westport Cops Say

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Wallingford man was arrested on a warrant Tuesday after Westport police said he stole nearly $600 worth of baby formula from a Post Road store.Troy Amarante, 40, of Jennifer Lane, was charged with sixth-degree larceny and held on $25,000 bond, police said.On Feb. 5, Amarante loaded up a Walgreens carry basket with containers of formula and walked out of the store ...

  4. Wake Up, Fairfield: Shearwater Coffee Bar Is Buzzing With Business

    Wake Up, Fairfield: Shearwater Coffee Bar Is Buzzing With Business

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Shearwater Coffee Bar made its official debut in the Brick Walk Wednesday, welcoming java junkies from far and wide to taste its acclaimed organic, small-batch brews. The new eatery at 1215 Post Road is the brainchild of Ed Freedman, who introduced his coffee-roasting expertise to Fairfield County in 2013.Named one of the 15 Best New Coffee Roasters in America by ...

  5. Out Of Quarters? Meters Made More User Friendly In Downtown Bridgeport

    Out Of Quarters? Meters Made More User Friendly In Downtown Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — After new downtown parking meters got mixed reviews in their first year, city officials are tweaking the system to make them a little more user friendly — and forgiving.Based on feedback from business owners, visitors and downtown residents, the city has decided to widen the parameters for grace period and fines. The city is also rolling out a new mobile app, Sentry ...

  6. Something Spicy: Popeyes Moves Into Stratford

    Something Spicy: Popeyes Moves Into Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — It’s official: Stratford has a new Popeyes.Franchisee Rahman Hashimi officially opened the latest palace of popcorn shrimp and spicy sides Wednesday at the Dock Shopping Center. Stratford Mayor John Harkins stopped off to welcome the Louisiana Kitchen, which features seafood and Cajun-inspired fare as well as its famous fried chicken.To sign up for Daily Voice's email ...

  7. More Charges Added For Bank Robbery Suspect After Armed Stratford Standoff

    More Charges Added For Bank Robbery Suspect After Armed Stratford Standoff

    Updated: STRATFORD, Conn. — An armed standoff Thursday morning in Stratford led to the arrest of a 25-year-old man police believe was responsible for armed robberies at banks in Shelton and New Haven.Shelton officers charged Bryce Laister, who had been living on Pleasantvilew Avenue in Stratford for several months, with first-degree robbery, third-degree larceny, criminal possession of ...

  8. It's A Homecoming As Deep Banana Blackout Hits The Stage In Fairfield

    It's A Homecoming As Deep Banana Blackout Hits The Stage In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Deep Banana Blackout, one of Connecticut’s favorite funk bands, will have a homecoming of sorts June 16, when it takes the stage at Fairfield Theatre Company’s The Warehouse.The group, which features a full horn section and a soulful groove, has played several sold-out shows at FTC’s smaller Stage One, but this will be their debut at the much-larger Warehouse.The show ...

  9. Let's All Scream For Ice Cream: Freezing Moo Is Coming To Fairfield

    Let's All Scream For Ice Cream: Freezing Moo Is Coming To Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A new kind of ice cream shop is coming to Fairfield  -- and is presently hiring.Freezing Moo, an eight-month-old company with four locations in Kansas City, MO, will have a soft opening of its first Fairfield County store in the next two to three weeks, just in time for summer.Owner Sam Kok, who has plans to franchise and grow the company, said what makes his ice ...

  10. Bridgeport's East Washington Avenue Bridge Closing Soon For Repairs

    Bridgeport's East Washington Avenue Bridge Closing Soon For Repairs

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The East Washington Avenue bridge over Bridgeport Harbor will be temporarily closed for mechanical and electrical repairs on June 15. The bridge, which has storm and saltwater damage, will be closed in both directions for about six hours beginning at 8 a.m.A detour will re-route traffic to River Street from Knowlton Street heading west and North Avenue to River ...

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