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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 Arrested On Handful Of Charges When Stopped In Westport

    Bridgeport Man Arrested On Handful Of Charges When Stopped In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man who gave an officer a fake name when he was pulled over on the Sherwood Island Connector Monday now faces several charges, police said.Around 9:45 p.m., a Westport officer noticed a blue Nissa Maxima with an expired license plate traveling on the connector. The driver identified himself by a fake name, but the officer was determined he was actually ...

  2. Stamford Fancy Dress Ball Will 'Unmask' Cycle Of Child Abuse

    Stamford Fancy Dress Ball Will 'Unmask' Cycle Of Child Abuse

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The Exchange Club of Stamford hopes to ‘unmask’ child abuse and raise funds for its Parenting Skills Center with its 2nd annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel.The Venetian-style fancy dress evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes dinner and open bar, dancing to the Summertime Band and a DJ, locally crafted beverages from sponsors ...

  3. Bridgeport Welcomes Puerto Rican Students Fleeing Destruction Of Maria

    Bridgeport Welcomes Puerto Rican Students Fleeing Destruction Of Maria

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — For two long days Jan and Juan Casiano hunkered down in the relative safety of an inner hallway as Hurricane Maria’s wind and rain battered their family’s home in the city of Bayamón, Puerto Rico.“It was scary, like, really scary,” said Juan, 12.Once the hurricane finally passed, they were left to survey the damage.“We didn’t have water. No electricity. No nothing,” ...

  4. Imagine That: Fairfield Teens Launch Architectural Play Kits For Kids

    Imagine That: Fairfield Teens Launch Architectural Play Kits For Kids

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Ayana Klein’s architectural kits don’t come with instructions or a charger — and that’s just the way she wants it.The 18-year-old Fairfield Warde High School senior wants children who play with her 3Dux/Design sets — which just hit the market a few weeks ago — to let their imaginations soar with no rules and no limits.“When we were younger, we were always encouraged ...

  5. Chamber Offers Free Wellness Lecture On Hearing In Fairfield

    Chamber Offers Free Wellness Lecture On Hearing In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will take on the topic of hearing at its next Evening of Wellness lecture on Nov. 8 at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.Dr. Susan Sidransky Krutt, an audiologist since 1984, will lead “Your Hearing & the Effects of Outside Influences” beginning at 6 p.m.The free lecture will cover a basic understanding of how we hear, the effects of ...

  6. Be A Better Babysitter Through Westport Fire Department Course

    Be A Better Babysitter Through Westport Fire Department Course

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Fire Department is offering a babysitter safety course for young people interested in being able to keep their tiny charges healthy and safe.The course is open to Westport residents between the ages of 12 and 18.Course topics include babysitter basics and responsibilities, identifying hazards, fire safety, outdoor safety and basic first aid and CPR ...

  7. Police: Trumbull Teen 'Pummeled' Man While Driving in Westport

    Police: Trumbull Teen 'Pummeled' Man While Driving in Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Trumbull woman turned herself in to Westport police on a warrant Wednesday, after she was seen “pummeling” a man in a car in July in town, police said.Hannah Laflin, 19, of Meadow View Drive, was charged with breach of peace in the incident.A witness told police she was driving on Post Road East on July 12, when she noticed a female driver stop her car and begin ...

  8. Kennedy Center To Honor Retiring President At 53rd Four Seasons Ball

    Kennedy Center To Honor Retiring President At 53rd Four Seasons Ball

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Martin Schwartz, the retiring president and CEO of the Kennedy Center, will be the guest of honor at the nonprofit’s 53rd annual Four Seasons Ball Crystal Gala.Planned for the Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton, the Nov. 4 event will commemorate Schwartz’ more than 39 years of service at the agency.A champion for people with intellectual disabilities, the Trumbull ...

  9. Shelton Police: Convicted Rapist Failed To Register As Sex Offender

    Shelton Police: Convicted Rapist Failed To Register As Sex Offender

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 64-year-old Shelton man was arrested Oct. 6 on charges of not adding his name to the state’s sex offender registry as required, police said.David Pollitt, of River Road, was charged with failure to register as a sex offender after he moved back to Connecticut from Georgia, police said.In the 1980s, Pollitt was sentenced to 45 years in prison for a series of rapes in ...

  10. Dog Costume Parade Part Of Fairfield Chamber's Harvest Market

    Dog Costume Parade Part Of Fairfield Chamber's Harvest Market

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Where can you snap up some cider, buy baby duds and take your pooch on a costumed stroll?Why, the Fairfield Harvest Market, that’s where!The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual market on Old Town Hall Green from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15.More than 40 vendors will be on hand, peddling their wares to tunes by DJ Scott. Offerings will include ...

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