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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. Fairfield Police: Driver, 85, At Fault In Head-On Collision

    Fairfield Police: Driver, 85, At Fault In Head-On Collision

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two drivers were sent to the hospital Saturday after a head-on collision on Stratfield Road around 12:30 p.m., police said.Terence Roach, 85, of Bennett Street, received a misdemeanor summons for making an improper left turn when he tried to turn onto Bond Street from the southbound lane and hit an oncoming car driven by a 35-year-old Bridgeport man, police said.Both ...

  2. Fairfield Police: Banned Woman Found In Downtown Bookstore — Again

    Fairfield Police: Banned Woman Found In Downtown Bookstore — Again

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Newtown woman who had been banned from the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore was arrested July 14 when she was found sitting in the store drinking a coffee, police said.Megan Oddis-Switzer, 51, of Huntington Road, was charged with first-degree criminal trespass. On Feb. 15, 2015, Oddis-Switzer was found on the the university’s North Benson Road campus and was ...

  3. Fairfield Police: Brooklyn Man Arrested After Fleeing Midday Crash Scene

    Fairfield Police: Brooklyn Man Arrested After Fleeing Midday Crash Scene

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Brooklyn man was arrested Sunday when he drove off an I-95 exit ramp and hit signs and a standing traffic signal post before fleeing the scene with his passenger, police said.Rayon Williams, 20, of Maple Street, was charged with evading responsibility, failure to drive right, failure to obey a traffic signal and operating without a license, police said.Witnesses who ...

  4. Police: Fairfield Man Brandishes Knives, Threatens To 'Kill Reptiles'

    Police: Fairfield Man Brandishes Knives, Threatens To 'Kill Reptiles'

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 22-year-old Fairfield man pulled two knives on a younger victim Friday and threatened to kill his reptiles for failing to open a home’s door fast enough, police said.Tanner Blank, of Rowland Road, was charged with second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct just before 6:30 p.m., after he found the home’s door locked and called on the victim, who was inside, to ...

  5. Former AT&T Exec Named Board Chair At The Kennedy Center

    Former AT&T Exec Named Board Chair At The Kennedy Center

    MONROE, Conn. — Michele Macauda of Monroe is the new chair of the board of directors at The Kennedy Center of Trumbull.Macauda, who retired from AT&T as the senior vice president, Business & Network Solutions IT, was recently elected along with other new officers and board members.Founded in 1951, The Kennedy Center is an internationally accredited, non-profit, community-based ...

  6. Police: Stratford Man Arrested In Westport Credit Card Theft

    Police: Stratford Man Arrested In Westport Credit Card Theft

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Stratford man was arrested here July 13 after he used a credit card stolen during a November vehicle break-in, police said.Joseph Finnegan, 20, of Laughli Road East, was charged with conspiracy to commit credit card theft, conspiracy to commit illegal use of credit card and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, police said.He was held on $5,000 bond and is ...

  7. Police: Asleep At The Wheel, Alabama Man Arrested In Westport

    Police: Asleep At The Wheel, Alabama Man Arrested In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — An Alabama man was arrested July 11 after an officer found him asleep in the driver’s seat of a Toyota with bottle of vodka between his thighs, police said.Erskine Scott, 64, of Highway 221, Camden, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said. Around 3:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Post Road East and Main Street ...

  8. Police: Massachusetts Woman Violated Protective Order In Westport

    Police: Massachusetts Woman Violated Protective Order In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Massachusetts woman was held on $10,000 after she violated a protective order by calling a Westport man, police said.Susan Berry, 49, of Marblehead, was charged with criminal violation of a protective order July 12, after the victim reported she had called him twice from an unknown number around 10 p.m. on June 14.Berry was arrested at Norwalk court while she was ...

  9. The Lovers, The Dreamers And Matt: Fairfield Resident Named Kermit The Frog

    The Lovers, The Dreamers And Matt: Fairfield Resident Named Kermit The Frog

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Don’t be surprised if you hear the iconic strains of “It’s Not Easy Being Green” in town: The new voice of Kermit the Frog is none other than Fairfield resident Matt Vogel.The puppeteer who has worked for the Jim Henson Company since the 1990s was announced this week as just the third person to voice Miss Piggy’s paramour, following Henson himself and Steve Whitmire, ...

  10. Call It Kid's Pose: Baby Goats A Hit At Monroe Yoga Classes

    Call It Kid's Pose: Baby Goats A Hit At Monroe Yoga Classes

    MONROE, Conn. — Look at Youtube these days and one thing seems crystal clear: Everything is better when you add baby goats.Even yoga.Viral videos of happy practitioners down-dogging to the patter of tiny hooves inspired Elaina Wieser to invite a few cloven friends to select classes at her Blue Lotus Yoga in Monroe.“I cap it at 25 (people) and they’re sold out,” she said of the classes. ...

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