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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. Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District Selects New Leader

    Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District Selects New Leader

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) has chosen Lauren Coakley Vincent as its new president.Coakley Vincent follows Michael Moore, who after six years in Bridgeport, is now vice president of operations for the Stamford Downtown Special Services District. She will assume the post in January.“I grew up in Fairfield County and have always been ...

  2. Longtime Stratford Library Leaders Win State Honors

    Longtime Stratford Library Leaders Win State Honors

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The Association of Connection Library Boards recognized two Stratford Library trustees for their significant contributions over the years.The association honored Constantine “Gus” Chagares and Joseph Janucik for their decades-long service.Both men have served the Stratford Library Board as assistant treasurer, vice president and president.Janucik has also spent many ...

  3. Order Up! First Campus Diner In New England Opens Its Doors At SHU

    Order Up! First Campus Diner In New England Opens Its Doors At SHU

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It’s official: JP’s Diner is now open for business at Sacred Heart University.The first on-campus diner in New England will be serving up ‘50s and ‘60s favorites for the student body and anyone else who’d like to stop by for a patty melt, milkshake or creamy slice of cheesecake.Named for SHU President John J. Petillo, the diner seats about 110 people inside — with 40 ...

  4. CT Wins $1.2 Million To Fund Long Island Sound Projects Across State

    CT Wins $1.2 Million To Fund Long Island Sound Projects Across State

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Eighteen Connecticut environmental projects — from wildlife preserve restoration in Westport to water pollution monitoring across Fairfield County — will move forward thanks to $1.2 million in grant funding announced Thursday.Federal and state officials announced a total of 20 grants — some of which will benefit other states — to local government and community groups ...

  5. Small Business Saturday Spells Sweet Deals For Savvy Stratford Shoppers

    Small Business Saturday Spells Sweet Deals For Savvy Stratford Shoppers

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Bargain hunters who take advantage of the eighth annual Small Business Saturday Nov. 25 will find a host of deals at shops all over Stratford.Mellow Monkey owner Howard Aspinwall has teamed up with Stratford’s Office of Economic Development to boost Stratford’s own unique businesses on the day after Black Friday."The Shop Small event is a great opportunity for ...

  6. Fairfield 'E-Tailers' Open Holiday Pop-Up Shop In Westport

    Fairfield 'E-Tailers' Open Holiday Pop-Up Shop In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Two longtime friends and Fairfield ‘e-tailers’ have teamed up to open a pop-up holiday shop in the heart of downtown Westport.Jennifer Bebon, co-founder of Holiday in A Box Shop, and Susanne Witte Settineri, president of Gourmet Cravings, say their seasonal store at 135 Post Road East is the perfect stop for all your holiday decorating and hostess gift solutions.“Last ...

  7. Band Together Concert Raises Funds For Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

    Band Together Concert Raises Funds For Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An October benefit concert raised $25,000 for Fairfield-based Save the Children’s hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.The Band Together Latin All Stars took to the stage at Fairfield Theatre Company on Oct. 24 to support those children and families impacted by the devastating storm.Save the Children’s Fairfield Leadership Council and Band together presented the ...

  8. Stratford Violin Virtuoso, 17, To Kick Off New Concert Series In Fairfield

    Stratford Violin Virtuoso, 17, To Kick Off New Concert Series In Fairfield

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A 17-year-old Stratford violin virtuoso will perform at the first-ever Emerging Artists Concert at Pequot Library in Southport.Cameron Chase, who studies at The Juilliard Pre-College Program, will take the stage at 7 p.m. for the Nov. 28 concert, which is free and open to the public.Chase, who took up the violin when he was five, has played Henri Vieuxtemps’ “Violin ...

  9. Free Opioid Overdose Prevention Class Offered In Fairfield

    Free Opioid Overdose Prevention Class Offered In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The opioid addiction crisis has reached such an epidemic level in Connecticut that a Fairfield group is offering life-saving training to family and friends of users.Fairfield Cares is offering the free class “Community Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone/Narcan Training” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20 at the Fairfield Regional Fire School, 205 One Rod ...

  10. Himes To Make First Local Appearance Since November Elections

    Himes To Make First Local Appearance Since November Elections

    WESTPORT, Conn. — U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-4th District) will be in the area to talk politics, the new federal tax proposal, the Russia investigation and more on Tuesday, Nov. 21, his first local appearance since the November elections.Now in his fifth term, Himes will address the membership of Indivisible Connecticut District 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons ...

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