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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 Hopes For Peace, Braces For Protest After Officer Shoots Teen

    Bridgeport Hopes For Peace, Braces For Protest After Officer Shoots Teen

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Community leaders pleaded for peaceful vigils, while police prepared for possible protests Wednesday afternoon, a day after an officer with one year on the force fatally shot a teenager who police said was driving a stolen vehicle.Imam Lyle Hassan Jones, speaking for “a community somewhat outraged,” called for Bridgeport to come together and let State Police ...

  2. Thief Makes Off With $1,300 In Items From Garage Of Fairfield Home

    Thief Makes Off With $1,300 In Items From Garage Of Fairfield Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An Edgewood Place homeowner who said she was unable to lock her detached garage reported $1,300 in belongings stolen from the building sometime last week, police said.The woman said that sometime between May 1 and 5, someone stole two bikes, valued at $300 each, as well as a Makita grinder and leaf blower, a Stihl chainsaw, heat guns and power drills, valued at $700 ...

  3. It's Official: Stratford Farmers Market Announces Opening Day

    It's Official: Stratford Farmers Market Announces Opening Day

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Tomatoes and corn and… clams?That’s what you’ll find at the Stratford Farmers Market, which is open each Monday this summer at Paradise Green.The 2017 season opens on June 19 and vendors will hawk their wares from 2 to 6 p.m. each Saturday until mid-fall.The market features a host of vendors, including one who harvests clams for market price sales each week.Want to ...

  4. Westport Showcases Young Entrepreneurs At New Market

    Westport Showcases Young Entrepreneurs At New Market

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Do you have a young Henry Ford or Steve Jobs in your household?The Westport Youth Commission will soon showcase the town’s budding entrepreneurs and inventors through a Student Creation Market.Fast on the heels of the popular Maker Faire Westport, the event will offer students vendors the chance to promote and sell their creations to the public. Each student will get a ...

  5. Fairfield Police: Cameras, Alarm Off During Sandwich Shop Break-in

    Fairfield Police: Cameras, Alarm Off During Sandwich Shop Break-in

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The manager of a Fairfield sandwich shop, which happened to have its surveillance cameras and burglar alarm off overnight, reported a break-in Monday morning, police said.Someone made off with $2,764 in cash from the Jersey Mike’s on Black Rock Turnpike, where the manager came in to find the front glass door shattered and the door pried open, police said.The burglar ...

  6. Weston Children's Author Credits Dahl, Dad With Creative Inspiration

    Weston Children's Author Credits Dahl, Dad With Creative Inspiration

    WESTON, Conn. — Clare Pernice’s passion for children’s books may have taken root on a fateful day when beloved author Roald Dahl — of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Matilda” and “James and the Giant Peach” fame — visited her school.Born and raised in England, the Weston author/illustrator credits that visit and her father’s witty story-telling ways with influencing her interest ...

  7. Bridgeport Man Arrested In Disturbance at Fairfield Beer Fest

    Bridgeport Man Arrested In Disturbance at Fairfield Beer Fest

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested Sunday after he caused a disturbance at a Post Road restaurant's beer fest, ducked into another restaurant for no apparent reason and then refused police commands outside, police said.Lawrence Kendricks, 27, of Capital Avenue, was charged with interfering with an officer and breach of peace around 5:15 p.m., police said.A police ...

  8. Fairfield Police: Failed Diversion Spells Shoplifting Arrests for Three

    Fairfield Police: Failed Diversion Spells Shoplifting Arrests for Three

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A trio of would-be shoplifters, including a convicted felon with 32 prior arrests, was arrested Saturday when an attempt to create a diversion failed to stop security at a Villa Avenue supermarket from noticing a man leaving the store with a cart full of merchandise, police said.Stop & Shop loss prevention officers called police to the store around 9 a.m. after ...

  9. Super Bowl Champ Tackles Reading With Kids In Bridgeport

    Super Bowl Champ Tackles Reading With Kids In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Super Bowl champ Malcolm Mitchell, a wide receiver for the 2017 New England Patriots, will read with schoolchildren and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport later this month.Mitchell will be the featured speaker for the anniversary breakfast, which will be held at 7:45 a.m. May 17 at Bridgeport Holiday Inn.From there, he’ll ...

  10. Fairfield Carnival Features Crepes, Concert, Chance For $30,000

    Fairfield Carnival Features Crepes, Concert, Chance For $30,000

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — MicKinley and Riverfield schools have had their carnivals, but you’re still hungry for more?You’re in luck! Holy Family Church’s annual Jennings Beach Carnival is back May 19 through 21 with some exciting new additions. This year, the carnival will feature new rides ad games, as well as expanded food options, a free concert, and a chance to win over $30,000 in cash ...

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