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Meredith Guinness

Community Reporter mguinness@dailyvoice.com

Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Charles Monzillo, Former Danbury Fire Chief, Dies At 91

    Charles Monzillo, Former Danbury Fire Chief, Dies At 91

    DANBURY, Conn. — Charles Joseph Monzillo, a former Danbury fire chief who moved to Clermont, Fla., died Jan. 15 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 91.Born on Oct. 4, 1926 to Biagio and Hertha Monzillo, he grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. and led a life full of service to others.Monzillo served in the Army Air Corp during WWII, Transit Police of New York City and following ...

  2. Waterbury Man Faces Drug Charge In Monroe

    Waterbury Man Faces Drug Charge In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. — A routine traffic stop led to a drug charge for a Waterbury man Sunday night, police said.Around 9 p.m., a Monroe police officer pulled over Brian Rodrigues, 27, of Tracy Avenue, for an equipment violation and smelled the odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle, police said.A search of Rodrigues and the car revealed three grams of marijuana, three grams of marijuana ...

  3. Hyde Park Woman Faces Larceny Charges In Westport

    Hyde Park Woman Faces Larceny Charges In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A New York woman turned herself in to Westport police Monday and is facing larceny charges in connection with a clothing theft, police said.On Oct. 24, a woman stole more than $300 in clothing from a downtown merchant.A second woman, later identified as Kathy Deacon, 65, of Cardinal Road, Hyde Park, returned the stolen items to the store and received a gift card for ...

  4. Shelton Company Named One Of 'Best & Brightest' In The U.S.

    Shelton Company Named One Of 'Best & Brightest' In The U.S.

    SHELTON, Conn. — Barnum Financial Group of Shelton has been named one of the “Best and Brightest” companies to work for in the United States.The company is one of 437 selected for the honor from about 2,000 nominees by the Best and Brightest organization, part of the National Association of Business Resources.“We are extremely pleased to be recognized nationally as an employer who ...

  5. Danbury Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman He Met Online, Police Say

    Danbury Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman He Met Online, Police Say

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury man turned himself in to police Monday in connection with a sexual assault, police said.On Aug. 13, a woman told officers she had been sexually assaulted by a man she met online, police said.The Danbury Police Department Special Victims Unit investigated the case and applied for an arrest warrant for Scott Garofalo, 31, police said.Garofalo was charged with ...

  6. Police: Coffee Grab Leads To Three-Car Crash In Fairfield

    Police: Coffee Grab Leads To Three-Car Crash In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield driver who told police she glanced down to reach a cup of coffee Friday ended up causing a three-car crash, police said.The woman was traveling north on Rowland Road around 9:15 a.m. when she swerved to the right, colliding with an unoccupied parked car, police said.The force of the crash pushed the second car 54 feet across a lawn and into another parked ...

  7. Former First Daughter To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    Former First Daughter To Speak At Sacred Heart University

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager will speak at Sacred Heart University Wednesday as part of the school’s Distinguished Leaders Series.The public is invited to the free event and signed copies of “Sisters First,” which Hager co-wrote with her twin sister Barbara Pierce Bush, will be available for sale.The talk begins at 6 p.m. in SHU’s Martire Center Atrium.The ...

  8. Fairfield Police: $1,900 Laptop, Cash Stolen From Unlocked Cars

    Fairfield Police: $1,900 Laptop, Cash Stolen From Unlocked Cars

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield Police are once again urging residents to lock their cars and bring valuables inside after two more reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles in town.A Rowland Hills Drive woman who left her car unlocked overnight told police someone entered the car and stole her work laptop, which is the property of the U.S. Department of Justice, police said.She believes ...

  9. Art Masterpieces Never Before Seen In U.S. Coming To Fairfield University

    Art Masterpieces Never Before Seen In U.S. Coming To Fairfield University

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield University Art Museum will soon present a major exhibition featuring international masterpieces never before seen in the United States.“The Holy Name — Art of the Gesù: Bernini and His Age” will be on view in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries from Feb. 2 through May 19 with a series of related talks and programming across campus celebrating the works in ...

  10. Fairfield Driver Flips Car On Westport Turnpike

    Fairfield Driver Flips Car On Westport Turnpike

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield woman trying to avoid a car exiting a Westport Turnpike driveway ended up hitting a snowbank and flipping her car Friday morning, police said.The driver, a 39-year-old Westport Turnpike resident, was traveling east on Westport Turnpike around 9:30 a.m. when she tried to maneuver around a car coming out of a driveway, police said.Her car clipped a snowbank, ...

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