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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. Three Boat Rescues Reported Off Fairfield, Bridgeport Over Weekend

    Three Boat Rescues Reported Off Fairfield, Bridgeport Over Weekend

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield police were called to assist in three water rescues over the weekend.On Friday around 4:15 p.m., officers helped a boater who had run over a buoy marker, fouled the prop on his 31-foot sailboat and was listing to starboard aground on the reef, police said.The boat was towed to a mooring in Black Rock Harbor.Around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, police rescued a man ...

  2. Fairfield GOP Candidates Host Fundraiser For Children Of Puerto Rico

    Fairfield GOP Candidates Host Fundraiser For Children Of Puerto Rico

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Some Republican candidates for the Representative Town Meeting will help raise money for the children of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico with a bake sale and charity fundraiser this weekend.The benefit will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at Owen Fish Park, 1443 Stratfield Road.All monies raised will go to Fairfield-based Save the Children’s ...

  3. 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,” ...

  4. Fairfield Police: Bridgeport Women Caught Shoplifting At Kohl's

    Fairfield Police: Bridgeport Women Caught Shoplifting At Kohl's

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two Bridgeport women were arrested in separate shoplifting incidents at Kohl’s on Sunday, police said.A loss prevention officer at the Tunxis Hill Road store said he saw Amanda Marie Lovar, 25, of East Main Street, pick out about $247 worth of clothing and put it in her bag before leaving the store. She was confronted outside and said she needed clothes for her son, ...

  5. Police: Fairfield U. Student Says She Was Raped On Campus

    Police: Fairfield U. Student Says She Was Raped On Campus

    UPDATED: Fairfield University released a statement regarding this incident Tuesday. It is incorporated into the story.FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 20-year-old Fairfield University student said she was raped in a townhouse on campus early Sunday, but she refused to identify the suspect to police or hospital workers or to press charges, police said.The victim said she was at a party in ...

  6. Fairfield Cops: Intoxicated Woman Creates Scene At Cumby's, Neighbor's Home

    Fairfield Cops: Intoxicated Woman Creates Scene At Cumby's, Neighbor's Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Officers arrested an “extremely intoxicated” woman Friday, after she created a disturbance at a local convenience store and yelled and banged on a neighbor’s door, police said.The manager at Cumberland Farms on Kings Highway East called police around 5:30 p.m. to report a woman in the store was swearing and starting arguments with his customers, police said.He said ...

  7. Westport Police Chief Spies Teen Girls Carrying Beer Cases To Car

    Westport Police Chief Spies Teen Girls Carrying Beer Cases To Car

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Two teens were arrested Thursday afternoon when the Westport police chief saw the girls carrying cases of beer outside a Post Road East liquor store, police said.Chief Foti Koskinas was driving by the International Wine Shop when he saw the girls, who were each holding a case of beer, near a car that had two more cases of beer in its open trunk, police said.The girls ...

  8. Fairfield's SHU Unveils Only Campus Diner In New England

    Fairfield's SHU Unveils Only Campus Diner In New England

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Got a hankerin’ for a milkshake or a patty melt?Head on over to Sacred Heart University, which will host a ribbon-cutting for the first on-campus diner in New England on Monday.JP’s Diner — named for SHU President John J. Petillo — will soon be serving up ‘50s and ‘60s favorites for the student body and anyone else who’d like to stop by for a burger, a club sandwich ...

  9. Generosity Of Wilton Couple Brings UB Innovation Center To Life

    Generosity Of Wilton Couple Brings UB Innovation Center To Life

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The University of Bridgeport will have a new Innovation Center, thanks to a $2.3 million donation from Wilton philanthropists Carol and George Bauer.The funds will help the college begin renovations on Bauer Hall, transforming what was once the former estate of industrialist William Grippin at 82 Marina Park Circle.“I strongly believe that those who are fortunate ...

  10. Stratford Police Announce Crime-Fighting Anonymous Tip App

    Stratford Police Announce Crime-Fighting Anonymous Tip App

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Got a tip for the Stratford Police?Well, now you can submit it with ease, thanks to the department’s new app.Developed by tip411, the Stratford PD app will help residents find timely information, view alerts and submit anonymous, crime-fighting tips.The app is available for free download from the Google Play Store, iTunes App Store or by visiting the Stratford Police ...

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