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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. 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 ...

  2. Holiday Fair Is Sweet Music To Fairfield Warde Students Planning Trip

    Holiday Fair Is Sweet Music To Fairfield Warde Students Planning Trip

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Some Fairfield Warde High School parents are hosting a fundraiser and concert to fund a 2018 music department trip.The Fairfield Warde Holiday Extravaganza & Concert will feature about 50 vendors, crafters, a bake sale, raffles and more, as well as performances from members of the school’s choir, orchestra and band.Monetary donations will also be accepted, ...

  3. Shelton Volunteer Lauded For YMCA Leadership, Compassion In Bridgeport

    Shelton Volunteer Lauded For YMCA Leadership, Compassion In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs recently honored a longtime volunteer for her commitment to the community and service to the YMCA.Shelton resident Bianca Kazmierczak received the organization’s volunteer award for her outstanding leadership, generosity and passion for service for more than 10 years.Kazmierczak is the vice chair of the board of directors and the ...

  4. Stratford Police Make Second Arrest In BAR Shooting/Robbery

    Stratford Police Make Second Arrest In BAR Shooting/Robbery

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police on Thursday arrested a second Bridgeport man in connection with the armed robbery and shooting at BAR earlier this month.Jachim Brown, 30, was arrested at Bridgeport court on an arrest warrant for the Nov. 14 incident, police said.He was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, first-degree threatening, criminal possession of a ...

  5. Stroll Down Fairfield's Black Rock Turnpike? 'I Would Be Terrified!'

    Stroll Down Fairfield's Black Rock Turnpike? 'I Would Be Terrified!'

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Respondents to an online survey about safety on Black Rock Turnpike didn’t mince words when asked if they would ride a bike along the bustling route traveled by 20,000 vehicles a day.“Are you kidding me? I want to live to see tomorrow!” one participant wrote.What about walking along the road?“It would be suicidal,” said one.“I would be terrified!” said another.Nearly ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. YMCA Alliance Declares State Rep. Stafstrom A Legislative Champion

    YMCA Alliance Declares State Rep. Stafstrom A Legislative Champion

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs has named state Rep. Steve Stafstrom, D-Bridgeport, as its legislative champion.For four years Stafstrom served as vice chairman of the board of managers at the Alpha Community Services YMCA, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, one of the state’s largest providers of supportive housing. He was co-chairman of the ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. You Don't Have To Be A Rich Man To See Singing Rabbis In 'Fiddler'

    You Don't Have To Be A Rich Man To See Singing Rabbis In 'Fiddler'

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — They teach the Torah, preside over marriages and lead solemn prayer — but can they belt out Broadway show tunes?Find out Dec. 3 when an ‘all-star’ cast of rabbis, cantors and other Fairfield County Jewish leaders take the stage for a rousing staged reading of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Bridgeport.Presented by the Federation of Jewish ...

  10. Bookworm On Your Holiday List? Westport Library's Got You Covered

    Bookworm On Your Holiday List? Westport Library's Got You Covered

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Stumped by what to get that bookworm on your holiday shopping list?Head on over to the Westport Library’s annual three-day Holiday Book & Gift Sale, which is sure to have something for everyone from books and collectibles to unique products made in the library’s own MakerSpace.The sale runs from Friday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 3 in the library’s Great Hall. ...

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