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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. 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 ...

  2. Trumbull Man Named Vice Provost At Fairfield University

    Trumbull Man Named Vice Provost At Fairfield University

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Trumbull resident Don Gibson, Ph.D., has been named vice provost in the Office of Academic Affairs at Fairfield University.His appointment begins Sept. 1.Gibson has served as dean of the Dolan School of Business for the past six years, overseeing the school’s expanding and innovative programming, national recognition, top-tier rankings and increased enrollment.A ...

  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. Westport Cops: Homeless Man Breaking Into Car Hides From Police

    Westport Cops: Homeless Man Breaking Into Car Hides From Police

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport police arrested a homeless man on several charges Friday after he was seen breaking into a car, police said.Around 4:30 a.m., a Woodside Avenue homeowner confronted a man later identified as Darius McCallop, 32, who was breaking into his car, police said.McCallop fled towards Kings Highway North.Officers dispatched to the scene set up a perimeter and ...

  5. Westport Cops: Housesitter From Stratford Found With Pot, Mushrooms, Pills

    Westport Cops: Housesitter From Stratford Found With Pot, Mushrooms, Pills

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Stratford man was arrested on a warrant Tuesday after police found him with prescription and illegal drugs while he was house sitting in Westport in April, police said.Joshua Lindwall, 32, of East Main Street, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, police said. He was held on $10,000 bond and is expected in court on Aug. 18.On April 11, around 11 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Amateur Anglers Wanted For Kids Fishing Derby In Fairfield

    Amateur Anglers Wanted For Kids Fishing Derby In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The area’s youngest anglers are invited to show off their fishing prowess Aug. 20 at Fairfield PAL’s annual Snapper Blue Derby.Held from 9 to 11 a.m. at South Benson Marina, the event is open to any child ages 3 to 15.Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.All participants must bring their own fishing equipment, but a limited amount of bait will be provided by Jimmy O’s Bait ...

  10. 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 ...

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