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Meredith Guinness

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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Bridgeport, Fairfield Honor Whitehead As 'First In Flight'

    Bridgeport, Fairfield Honor Whitehead As 'First In Flight'

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Local leaders declared Monday “Gustave Whitehead Day,” honoring the 116th anniversary of the inventor’s historic 1901 flight nearly two years before the Wright Brothers’ in 1903.“Gustave Whitehead was an inventor and immigrant who made a huge impact in the world,” said Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. “His innovation paved the way for many other inventors and his legacy ...

  2. Westport Astronomers Invite Public To View Historic Solar Eclipse

    Westport Astronomers Invite Public To View Historic Solar Eclipse

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Can’t make it to Salem, Ore., or Charleston, S.C., for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21?Do the next best thing and head on over to the Westport Astronomical Society, which will be observing the not-too-shabby 70 percent partial eclipse through the solar telescopes and glasses at its Bayberry Lane digs.If the skies are clear, the public is invited to take in this ...

  3. Baseball Fans Leaping On Little League Bandwagon In Fairfield

    Baseball Fans Leaping On Little League Bandwagon In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — With Fairfield American just one win shy of a berth in the Little League World Series, local fans are lining up behind their boys of summer.Colony Grill on the Post Road will host a viewing party of Fairfield’s appearance in the New England championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.On Wednesday, Fairfield American beat Goffstown Junior ...

  4. Local Eats, Luxury Suites: Plans for Harbor Yard Announced In Bridgeport

    Local Eats, Luxury Suites: Plans for Harbor Yard Announced In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Imagine polishing off a delectable Timothy’s ice cream cone while grooving to the tunes of Bob Dylan or Stevie Wonder in downtown Bridgeport.That’s the vision developer Howard Saffan has for the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, which he plans to turn into the new Harbor Yard Amphitheater ready to open for business in Summer 2019.“Today is truly a dream come true,” Saffan ...

  5. Fairfield Woman Injured When Tree Crashes Down On House

    Fairfield Woman Injured When Tree Crashes Down On House

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield woman was injured early Thursday when a large tree fell on her Pellmeadow Drive home.Fire officials were called to the home around 6:18 a.m. There they found a large tree had done significant structural damage to the house.Emergency personnel removed the woman and treated her injuries before transporting her to a local hospital.“While there were injuries ...

  6. Driver, 21, Charged After Fleeing Police, Causing Fatal Crash In Bridgeport

    Driver, 21, Charged After Fleeing Police, Causing Fatal Crash In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman is dead and two pedestrians were “severely injured” Thursday after a driver fled from a State Trooper on Interstate 95 and sped down Bridgeport streets, causing a fatal crash, police said.At about 1 p.m., a State Police trooper from Troop G was pursuing a black Infiniti when it stopped in a southbound traffic lane on the highway, State Trooper Kelly Grant ...

  7. One Dead, Two Injured As I-95 Suspect Speeds Through Bridgeport

    One Dead, Two Injured As I-95 Suspect Speeds Through Bridgeport

    UPDATE: The suspect in this case has been identified and arrested on multiple charges. Click here for the latest on this story from the Daily Voice.BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman is dead and two pedestrians were “severely injured” Thursday after a driver fled from a State Trooper on Interstate 95, speeding down Bridgeport streets until crashing, police said.At about 1 p.m., an officer from ...

  8. Fairfield Police: Woman Made Up Story Of Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    Fairfield Police: Woman Made Up Story Of Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An 18-year-old woman who said she was sexually assaulted on a walkway at Jennings Beach in Fairfield last week has told police she made up the story, police said.After the police found no corroborating evidence of the incident, the Bridgeport woman retracted her story, police said.She initially claimed she had been sexually assaulted at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 1, on a path ...

  9. Fairfield Police: Drunken Driver, 77, Hit Bicyclist, Sped Away On Merritt

    Fairfield Police: Drunken Driver, 77, Hit Bicyclist, Sped Away On Merritt

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield motorist who hit a bicyclist and fled the scene Tuesday was arrested and charged with driving drunk, police said.Barry Podber, 77, of Pierce Street, was charged with evading responsibility and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, police said.The bicyclist, who was not identified, sustained several injuries and was transported to Bridgeport ...

  10. Stratford's Saugatuck Kitchens Wants Your Vote In QVC Contest

    Stratford's Saugatuck Kitchens Wants Your Vote In QVC Contest

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford’s own Saugatuck Kitchens is in the running for a national appetizer award on the TV shopping channel QVC.The family-owned company, which will be featured on QVC from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, is encouraging fans and customers to vote for its 36-piece Mini Brioche & Chicken Pot Pie. The company will launch its spring roll collection during ...

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