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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 Driver Charged With DUI In Hit And Run

    Fairfield Driver Charged With DUI In Hit And Run

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man faces several charges after his truck hit a rock and two dogwoods on Congress Street Friday and left the scene, police said.Police said Mark Bento, 60, of Congress Street, was driving a Ford pickup with a full load of firewood west on Congress around 11 p.m when he veered to the right and struck the rock and trees, causing two flat tires on his ...

  2. Bridgeport Gives Thanks To Veterans With Free Turkey Day Fixings

    Bridgeport Gives Thanks To Veterans With Free Turkey Day Fixings

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The city’s Veterans Affairs office made Turkey Day a little tastier for dozens of veterans, passing out bags of free Thanksgiving trimmings at their East Main Street offices Monday.“We’re in the time of gratitude at Thanksgiving,” said Health Director Martiza Bond, overseeing the annual distribution.City workers had already donated to about 60 vets in the first 20 ...

  3. Police: Bridgeport Man Charged In One-Car DUI Crash In Fairfield

    Police: Bridgeport Man Charged In One-Car DUI Crash In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man sustained facial injuries early Sunday after he left a bar and drove his car into a telephone pole on Stratfield Road, police said.Orlando Sanchez, 27, of Remington Street, was driving northbound just around 12:30 a.m. when his 2010 Honda struck the pole, leaving it spilt and leaning, police said.He failed field sobriety tests and told officers he had ...

  4. Westport Woman Arrested Twice In One Weekend For Assaults On Male

    Westport Woman Arrested Twice In One Weekend For Assaults On Male

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport woman was arrested after dragging a male down some stairs Saturday and then assaulting him while he slept early Sunday, police said.At around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, officers received a report that a male had fallen in a garage. Upon arrival at the undisclosed address, officers learned the male had been dragged down the stairs into the garage by Ting Lu, 30, of ...

  5. City Announces East Washington Avenue Bridge Closure in Bridgeport

    City Announces East Washington Avenue Bridge Closure in Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The city will temporarily close the East Washington Avenue bridge Tuesday, Nov. 21, so workers can complete mechanical and electrical repairs to the span.Storm and saltwater damage require a detour route around the bridge over Bridgeport Harbor. Traffic will be routed to River Street from Knowlton Street heading west and North Washington Avenue to River Street from ...

  6. Balloons Were Low, But Spirits Were High At Annual Stamford Parade

    Balloons Were Low, But Spirits Were High At Annual Stamford Parade

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The giant balloons looked like they were hunting for loose change on Atlantic Street, but spirits were high and performers were game at the blustery Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular on Sunday.With winds gusting to more than 30 miles per hour, parade organizers delayed the big show for a half-hour, allowing an impromptu dance party in the street in front of the ...

  7. Balloons Are Set To Soar In Stamford Parade; Start Delayed A Half-Hour

    Balloons Are Set To Soar In Stamford Parade; Start Delayed A Half-Hour

    STAMFORD, Conn. — THE BALLOONS ARE FLYING! That was the message just before noon Sunday from organizers of the the 24th Annual Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular. The start of the parade has been delayed from noon until 12:30 p.m. Spectators along the route reported it was windy, with balloons, hats and leaves flying. But organizers said the balloons will be a part of the parade this ...

  8. Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District Selects New Leader

    Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District Selects New Leader

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) has chosen Lauren Coakley Vincent as its new president.Coakley Vincent follows Michael Moore, who after six years in Bridgeport, is now vice president of operations for the Stamford Downtown Special Services District. She will assume the post in January.“I grew up in Fairfield County and have always been ...

  9. Longtime Stratford Library Leaders Win State Honors

    Longtime Stratford Library Leaders Win State Honors

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The Association of Connection Library Boards recognized two Stratford Library trustees for their significant contributions over the years.The association honored Constantine “Gus” Chagares and Joseph Janucik for their decades-long service.Both men have served the Stratford Library Board as assistant treasurer, vice president and president.Janucik has also spent many ...

  10. Order Up! First Campus Diner In New England Opens Its Doors At SHU

    Order Up! First Campus Diner In New England Opens Its Doors At SHU

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It’s official: JP’s Diner is now open for business at Sacred Heart University.The first on-campus diner in New England will be serving up ‘50s and ‘60s favorites for the student body and anyone else who’d like to stop by for a patty melt, milkshake or creamy slice of cheesecake.Named for SHU President John J. Petillo, the diner seats about 110 people inside — with 40 ...

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