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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. Prayer Vigil Held For New Fairfield Man Facing Deportation To Guatemala

    Prayer Vigil Held For New Fairfield Man Facing Deportation To Guatemala

    DANBURY, Conn. — Supporters of a New Fairfield man facing deportation held a prayer vigil Monday, according to WLAD.com.Joel Colindres, a married father of two small children, came to the U.S. through Texas and has filed requests for ICE to hear his asylum case for 14 years, WLAD.com reported.Ten human right groups joined his wife Samantha at the vigil for Colindres, who claims he fled ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Two Injured In Car Rollover, Explosion In Danbury

    Two Injured In Car Rollover, Explosion In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two people were sent to the hospital with burns after a car rolled over and exploded early Saturday in Danbury, according to fire officials.The Danbury Fire Department A shift companies were dispatched to the area of 167 Long Ridge Road at around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday for a report of a motor vehicle accident with an explosion. Units arrived to find a car totally ...

  9. Danbury Family Displaced By Weekend Fire

    Danbury Family Displaced By Weekend Fire

    DANBURY, Conn. — A family was displaced early Saturday when a basement fire caused damage to their Padanaram Road home, according to Danbury fire officials.Firefighters were called to the home just before 7:30 a.m. on a report of smoke in the basement along with the odor of gas, said James Gagliardo, the department’s public information officer.Units quickly located the source and ...

  10. Danbury Executive Named To TBICO Board Of Directors

    Danbury Executive Named To TBICO Board Of Directors

    DANBURY, Conn. — Penelope Forman, president of Danbury-based Penn Gardner Inc, has been elected to the board of directors of TBICO, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people help themselves through education, job training and financial literacy.The announcement was made by Louann Bloomer, TBICO’s founder, CEO and president. “We pleased to welcome Penelope to our board of ...

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