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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 Man Runs Red Light, Faces Multiple Charges In Fairfield

    Bridgeport Man Runs Red Light, Faces Multiple Charges In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man faces several charges after he ran a red light early Saturday and officers found marijuana in his car, police said.Officers first noticed Charles Hines, 29, of Valley Avenue, speeding in the area of Sky Hookah Lounge on Kings Highway East, police said. When he drove through a red light at the traffic circle intersection with Black Rock Turnpike around ...

  2. Enjoy A Free Cone At Bridgeport's Dairy Queen — And Help Children's Charity

    Enjoy A Free Cone At Bridgeport's Dairy Queen — And Help Children's Charity

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — To celebrate the first day of spring, Fairfield County fans of Dairy Queen can enjoy a free ice cream cone and help a children's charity at the same time.  #FreeConeDay is today, March 20, the first day of spring. For the promotion, participating Dairy Queen outlets are offering one free small vanilla cone per person.During this spring event, Dairy Queen is ...

  3. Irish Eyes Are Smiling At St. Patrick's Day Parade In Bridgeport

    Irish Eyes Are Smiling At St. Patrick's Day Parade In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Having March 17 as your birthday has its perks.Justin Duhancik of Stratford could imagine the hundreds of marchers, dancers and floats winding their way down Broad Street on Friday were all for him and not for the 35th annual Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade.“I like the bagpipes,” said the newly minted 10-year-old, who was sporting a bright green fright ...

  4. Landmark Roller Rink Makes Way For New Condos In Stratford

    Landmark Roller Rink Makes Way For New Condos In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Looking for a condo with water views in Stratford?You’ll have your choice of nine new ones soon: The town’s Zoning Commission recently approved a plan to create a condo complex on the site of the former Long Beach Skateland roller rink on Washington Parkway, according to Economic Development Director Mary Dean.Plans call for the demolition of the old building, which ...

  5. Crabby Dog Tavern Set To Sit And Stay In Stratford

    Crabby Dog Tavern Set To Sit And Stay In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Like the eats at The Lazy Dog Tavern in downtown Stratford?What if it had a water view?The owners of the popular eatery, along with Chubby’s of Bridgeport and Oxford’s Old Dog Tavern, announced Thursday that they’ll soon be opening The Crabby Dog Tavern at 14 Beach Drive, Stratford.Most recently home to Mare Bello, the restaurant is scheduled to open in May, just ...

  6. For Westport Woman, Life Begins Après Divorce

    For Westport Woman, Life Begins Après Divorce

    WESTPORT, Conn. — When Sylvia Beckerman left her second ex-husband in 2015, she had her shoes, her clothes, some wine glasses and little else.So — looking to her son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law for inspiration — she marched herself over to Bed, Bath & Beyond and set up a post-divorce gift registry.“I thought, they’re starting new and I’m starting new, too,” said the Westport ...

  7. Bloodroot Of Bridgeport Celebrates 40th Birthday With NY Times Feature

    Bloodroot Of Bridgeport Celebrates 40th Birthday With NY Times Feature

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — They had no trained chefs, no wait staff and their restaurant sat in a former machine shop at the dead end of a residential street in Bridgeport, of all places.But somehow Bloodroot, a most unusual vegetarian/vegan restaurant and feminist bookstore, has endured and will celebrate its 40th anniversary next week.Perhaps the reason is the delicious and ever-changing ...

  8. Long Dog Lovers Counting The Days Until The New Cricket Opens In Stratford

    Long Dog Lovers Counting The Days Until The New Cricket Opens In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — I’ll have a long dog with the works!That could be your order soon as the revived Cricket Car Hop, a beloved Stratford landmark, opens for business this spring at its new location, 900 Access Road.And to say that excitement is growing is a bit of an understatement. Nearly 900 people are following the new Cricket’s Facebook page, waxing poetic about hot dates and ...

  9. Hawaiian-Style Miro Kitchen Closes In Fairfield

    Hawaiian-Style Miro Kitchen Closes In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Miro Kitchen, a Pacific Rim-inspired restaurant that opened last year on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, has closed its doors.“It is with regret that we are announcing that due to some recent changes, Miro Kitchen has had to close,” the owners posted on Instagram. “We wanted to thank our regulars (and not so regulars) as well as all of our customers for their loyal ...

  10. Serving Up Scrumptious Snacks In Bridgeport — Storm Or No Storm

    Serving Up Scrumptious Snacks In Bridgeport — Storm Or No Storm

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — You can’t say Black Rockers shy away from a storm.When Rick and Michele Torres announced that their Harborview Market, a favorite neighborhood hangout, would be open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday — blizzard or no blizzard — they didn’t know what to expect.But by 8:30 a.m., they had to call in more staff to cover the growing breakfast crowd.“We did have one group come in with ...

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