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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. Stratford Wins $450,000 Grant To Make Downtown Bike/Walker Friendly

    Stratford Wins $450,000 Grant To Make Downtown Bike/Walker Friendly

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The state awarded Stratford a $450,000 grant to help make some streets in the town’s busy downtown more accessible and safer for bicyclists and walkers.The “Complete Streets” grant will help the town complete technical design for improvements along a portion of Main Street and Barnum Avenue south of East Broadway.“I am pleased to see Stratford receive this grant… in ...

  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. Windows Smashed, Purses Stolen From Cars At The Edge In Fairfield

    Windows Smashed, Purses Stolen From Cars At The Edge In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A man seen ducking between cars parked outside The Edge Fitness Club in Fairfield Sunday is suspected of breaking into three vehicles there, stealing more than $1,600 worth of purses and cash, police said.A witness noticed the man at the fitness club, located at 500 Kings Highway Cutoff, at around 1 p.m., but only saw him from the back, police said. The suspect was ...

  6. Shelton Farmers Market Cancels Winter Sessions

    Shelton Farmers Market Cancels Winter Sessions

    SHELTON, Conn. — The organizers of the Shelton Farmers Market have decided to cancel the winter farmers market on Canal Street.The market used to run on the first Saturday of each month during the winter.Organizers cited “multiple reasons” for the cancellation of the market, which offered fresh vegetables, meats, baked goods and more. “We apologize for this but we hope to see you all in ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Bridgeport Pair Nabbed In Attempted Jewelry Theft In Fairfield

    Bridgeport Pair Nabbed In Attempted Jewelry Theft In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two Bridgeport residents were arrested after they tried to steal more than $1,800 worth of jewelry from a Tunxis Hill department store, police said.Loss prevention officers at Kohl's noticed Hannah Brouard, 36, of Harlem Ave., concealing various items in the women’s jewelry area and passing some to David Rodrigues, 41, also of Harlem Ave., around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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