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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. Bridgeport Hunkers Down In Blinding Snowstorm

    Bridgeport Hunkers Down In Blinding Snowstorm

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — City Hall and City Hall Annex will be closed Thursday due to inclement weather.Mayor Joe Ganim has asked all non-essential city services employees not to report to work and all public schools and city parks are also closed.Residents may go to www.bridgeportct.gov/snow for the latest updates on the storm and the city’s response.

  2. Fairfield Police: Men Forged Checks From Town Home Care Business

    Fairfield Police: Men Forged Checks From Town Home Care Business

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police are investigating a forged check scheme after two men attempted to cash checks from a Fairfield home care business in Milford.The owner of Loving Hands Home Care reported Tuesday that a Milford bank told her two men — one from Stratford and one from West Haven — were attempting to cash checks that appeared to be from her business, police said.A bank teller ...

  3. Stay Safe, Westport: Emergency Team Offers Storm Tips, Info

    Stay Safe, Westport: Emergency Team Offers Storm Tips, Info

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport officials released snow emergency information Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of a blustery snowstorm expected to wallop Fairfield County on Thursday.First Selectman Jim Marpe and the town’s Emergency Management Team encouraged residents to be prepared for the storm, which the National Weather Service is predicting could dump 6 to 12 inches of snow on the ...

  4. Move Your Car: Bridgeport Declares Snow Emergency In Advance Of Storm

    Move Your Car: Bridgeport Declares Snow Emergency In Advance Of Storm

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — In anticipation of the winter storm bearing down on the Northeast, Mayor Joe Ganim today declared a snow emergency for the city beginning at noon Jan. 3.To allow for plowing, no parking is allowed on snow emergency streets, and only even side of the street parking is allowed on all other roadways. Vehicles left on snow emergency street will be subject to fines and ...

  5. Off And Running: Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Files For Gubernatorial Bid

    Off And Running: Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Files For Gubernatorial Bid

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It’s official: Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is running for governor.Pledging that “We can do better,” Ganim today filed the necessary paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission to run as a Democratic candidate in 2018.  Citing his more than 14 years as mayor of the state’s largest city, Ganim is pledging to work hard to revive the Connecticut economy and ...

  6. Stratford's Hoydick Steps Down As State Rep To Focus On Mayor's Duties

    Stratford's Hoydick Steps Down As State Rep To Focus On Mayor's Duties

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford Mayor Laura Hoydick has made good on a promise to resign her state representative post if she were elected to the town’s top spot.On Dec. 29, Hoydick, who represents the 120th House District, officially submitted her letter of resignation in person at the office of Secretary of State Denise Merrill.The resignation was effective Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 10 a.m.She ...

  7. Greenwich Takes CT's Only 2 Spots On List Of Priciest ZIP Codes In U.S.

    Greenwich Takes CT's Only 2 Spots On List Of Priciest ZIP Codes In U.S.

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Two ZIP codes in Greenwich share an interesting distinction: They’re among the 100 priciest in the country.Based on home sales closed in 2017, the 06878 and 06830 ZIP codes took the 78th and 89th spots, respectively, on the list compiled by PropertyShark, a leading real estate data provider.The 06878 area had a median sale price of $1,507,500 and 06830 had a median ...

  8. Shelton Mayor Gives Kennedy Center A Holiday Surprise

    Shelton Mayor Gives Kennedy Center A Holiday Surprise

    SHELTON, Conn. — The Kennedy Center got a surprise this holiday season — a $5,000 donation from Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti.Lauretti made the donation through proceeds from his annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament.“We want to personally thank Mayor Lauretti and the supporters of his golf tournament for their generous donation to The Kennedy Center,” said Martin Schwartz, president and ...

  9. Hello, Hockey Fans: Messier To Visit Sacred Heart University

    Hello, Hockey Fans: Messier To Visit Sacred Heart University

    UPDATE: The venue has changed for this event. It will be held at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, not the Pitt Center.FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Six-time Stanley Cup winner Mark Messier will slide on into Sacred Heart University later this month to talk about his storied career.Messier, who is now the CEO of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, will speak on Jan. 17 as part of SHU’s ...

  10. Hot Dog Hounds Rejoice: Cricket Car Hop Opens In Stratford

    Hot Dog Hounds Rejoice: Cricket Car Hop Opens In Stratford

    This is one of the most popular stories of 2017 in Fairfield County.Update: Check out the ribbon-cutting by clicking here on the Daily Voice.STRATFORD, Conn. — Let there be long dogs!The wait is finally over in Stratford: the Cricket Car Hop — 2.0, if you will — officially opens for business  on Saturday.The doors will open at 11 a.m. for the grand opening at the new site, 900 Access ...

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