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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. Diva Digs For Furry Friends Makes House Calls In Westchester

    Diva Digs For Furry Friends Makes House Calls In Westchester

    Are Fido and Fifi feeling a bit stressed in all the hubbub of the holidays?Let them unwind at Spot On Veterinary Hospital & Hotel, a new facility offering everything from state-of-the-art medical care to hotel “suites” featuring toddler beds, chandeliers and flat-screen TVs.
And Spot On, located in Westchester, makes house calls. A concierge program offers in-home wellness ...

  2. Animal Sanctuary Will Honor 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook Massacre Victim

    Animal Sanctuary Will Honor 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook Massacre Victim

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Six-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard once caught a butterfly on her hand.As she set it free, she whispered: “Tell your friends that I am kind.”That one sentence is the inspiration behind the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, a tribute to the little girl who was one of 20 children and six adults who perished in the Sandy Hook School massacre on Dec. 14, 2012.It ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Longtime Martial Artist Will Screen Acclaimed Indie Film In Westchester

    Longtime Martial Artist Will Screen Acclaimed Indie Film In Westchester

    Martial artist and instructor Ik Jo Kang steps into the spotlight Wednesday, Oct. 4 during a one-night-only screening of the indie film “I Can I Will I Did” in White Plains.The local screening will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Showcase City Center 15: Cinema Deluxe, 19 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.Kang, who lives in Old Greenwich, plays a pivotal role in the film, which won Best ...

  5. Stamford Woman Wins Westchester '40 Under 40' Award

    Stamford Woman Wins Westchester '40 Under 40' Award

    A Stamford resident who is responsible for leadership and development of the national sales teams at Heineken USA just won a prestigious honor with The Business Council of Westchester.Bridget Lasda, vice president of national sales at the White Plains-based business, was named a 2017 “40 Under 40” Rising Star through the council.Prior to joining Heineken, Lasda worked for The Coca-Cola ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Father, Son Collaborate On Film 'Marshall' With Roots In Valhalla

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

    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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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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