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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Westport Assistant Chief Returns From Battling Wildfires In Idaho, Montana

    Westport Assistant Chief Returns From Battling Wildfires In Idaho, Montana

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Fire Department recently welcomed home Assistant Chief Michael Kronick, who spent more than two weeks fighting wildfires in Idaho and Montana.Kronick was deployed with the White Mountain National Forest Fire Crew #1 on July 16. He was one of six members of the Connecticut Interstate Fire Crew, which is part of the state Department of Energy and ...

  4. New Soundkeeper Makes A Splash In Newly Christened 'Terry Backer'

    New Soundkeeper Makes A Splash In Newly Christened 'Terry Backer'

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Cheryl Backer, sister of the late Soundkeeper Terry Backer, took a mighty swing, the smell of prosecco wafted through the air and Save the Sound ushered in a new era of its environmental efforts Thursday at Brewer Stratford Marina.In addition to christening the Terry Backer, the 21-foot 1985 Mako it will use to patrol and protect the Sound waters, the group welcome ...

  5. Beardsley Zoo Welcomes Largest Land Tortoise To Bridgeport

    Beardsley Zoo Welcomes Largest Land Tortoise To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — They don’t move very fast, but you’ll have to to see the African spur thigh tortoises at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.The five hard-shelled behemoths — the largest of all mainland tortoises — will only be at the zoo from now through part of the fall.“Attendance at the Zoo soars each summer, so it’s a great time to bring such special animals here as our temporary ...

  6. Bridgeport's Ganim Files Suit Against State Commission In Run For Governor

    Bridgeport's Ganim Files Suit Against State Commission In Run For Governor

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) for ruling he can't receive a public campaign grant for his possible run for governor because he was a convicted felon.The SEEC made the ruling in June, saying he was ineligible for a grant from the Citizens’ Elections Fund should he run. A 2013 amendment to ...

  7. Immigrants And Allies Rally Outside Chase Bank In Bridgeport

    Immigrants And Allies Rally Outside Chase Bank In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — About 25 people rallied outside a Chase Bank branch in Bridgeport Wednesday morning, saying JP Morgan Chase profits by financing private immigrant detention centers.“Are we going to stand here and do nothing while these people are making money by separating our families?” said Luis Luna, a worker organizer for Make The Road Connecticut, a group that supports ...

  8. Fairfield Police Investigating Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    Fairfield Police Investigating Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on one of the walking paths at Jennings Beach just before noon on Tuesday.Police said the assault took place at 11:45 a.m. on one of the paths from the parking lot to the beach on the east side of the lot.The suspect is described as a black man about 19 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall with an ...

  9. Architect Heads Back To School With Renovations To Stratford Alma Mater

    Architect Heads Back To School With Renovations To Stratford Alma Mater

    STRATFORD, Conn. — When architect George Perham headed out to his latest project, he didn’t need to take a map or plug any coordinates into his GPS.Forty-seven years after his 1970 graduation, Perham was headed back to Stratford High School to see the $125-million renovation on his alma mater come to life.“This was one of the most meaningful groundbreakings of my career,” said Perham, a ...

  10. Life Becomes Art At Fairfield Beach — And You're Invited

    Life Becomes Art At Fairfield Beach — And You're Invited

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Ever wanted to be a work of art?You’ll have your chance if you head to the beach on Aug. 12.The Fairfield Museum is collaborating with Westport photographer Stephen Wilkes to create one of his extraordinary “Day to Night” photographs of Fairfield’s waterfront.On the 12th, Wilkes will capture Fairfield beach over a 24-hour period from a staging area on Jennings ...

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