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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.

Meredith Guinness's Contributions

  1. Wiffle Ball Hits The Big Leagues At National Toy Hall Of Fame

    Wiffle Ball Hits The Big Leagues At National Toy Hall Of Fame

    Wiffle Ball, created and manufactured in Fairfield County, finally knocked one out of the park, winning a coveted spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame.The time-honored plaything — made in Shelton, Conn. since 1953 — joins paper airplanes and the board game Clue in the hall’s Class of 2017.The new group was inducted into the Rochester-based hall, taking their place alongside previous ...

  2. CT Radio Host Becomes Third Trans Contestant In 'Jeopardy!' History

    CT Radio Host Becomes Third Trans Contestant In 'Jeopardy!' History

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The fourth time’s a charm for former WPKN-FM radio host Fran Fried, who had a quartet of auditions over 13 years before she finally snagged a spot as a contestant on TV’s “Jeopardy!”Fried, who is only the third transgender contestant ever to pick up a buzzer on the ABC game show, will appear on Tuesday night’s episode.“It’s all been like an out-of-body experience,” ...

  3. Eco-Friendly Patterson 'Junk King' Turns Trash To Treasure

    Eco-Friendly Patterson 'Junk King' Turns Trash To Treasure

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. — They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And Tom McCabe can certainly attest to that.The Patterson resident recently left a career as a sales manager for a large corporation to open Junk King of Tri County. Serving Fairfield, Westchester and Putnam counties. The removal service prides itself on finding new homes for a whopping 65 percent to 75 percent of ...

  4. 13 Shot At House Party In Connecticut

    13 Shot At House Party In Connecticut

    Thirteen people were wounded in an early morning ambush on a large house party in Bridgeport, Conn., including one woman who was shot in the face and was in critical condition Sunday morning, police said.Eight of 13 victims have been released from the hospital and police expect an arrest “in the very near future” in the shooting believed to be the worst in the city’s history.Police ...

  5. ID's Released For Third Person Killed, Truck Driver In I-84 Crash

    ID's Released For Third Person Killed, Truck Driver In I-84 Crash

    The third victim in the accident on I-84 in Orange County on Wednesday that killed three people and two dogs has been identified.Asyria Ferrer, 14, was in the front passenger seat when a tractor-trailer slammed into a car in which Jesenia Valentin, 29, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was driving. Valentin's daughter, Angelina Rodriguez, 9, was also killed in the 4 a.m. accident between ...

  6. Father, Son Collaborate On Film 'Marshall' With Roots In Area

    Father, Son Collaborate On Film 'Marshall' With Roots In Area

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — In the pre-dawn hours of a chilly December night in 1940, two truckers saw a soaking wet woman limping near Westchester County’s Kensico Reservoir. Taking her in, they listened as Greenwich, Conn., socialite Eleanor Strubing told them she had been raped repeatedly by her African-American chauffeur, who dumped her off a bridge into the frigid waters. Within hours, ...

  7. Chappaqua's Bill Clinton Stumps For Hillary In Fairfield County

    Chappaqua's Bill Clinton Stumps For Hillary In Fairfield County

    A crowd of about 20 people waited Tuesday on Grovers Avenue in Black Rock neighborhood of Bridgeport, Conn., to get a glimpse at former President Bill Clinton as he arrived for a fundraiser across the street to support his wife Hillary’s presidential campaign. The event was held at the newly constructed waterfront home of software executive Oni Chukwu.Guests reportedly paid $2,700 each ...

  8. Newtown's Sandy Hook Promise Urges Better National Mental Health Care

    Newtown's Sandy Hook Promise Urges Better National Mental Health Care

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — On the third anniversary of the tragedy that took 26 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, the nonprofit group Sandy Hook Promise is remaining true to its word — working tirelessly for mental health awareness and gun control initiatives it hopes will make the world safer for future generations.For SHP Managing Director Mark Barden, working toward tighter gun ...

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