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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: 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Fairfield Cops: Cell Phone Plea Leads Officer Right To Fleeing Suspect

    Fairfield Cops: Cell Phone Plea Leads Officer Right To Fleeing Suspect

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Officers tracked down two Fairfield men early Saturday, after they drove a car into a Mill Plain Road utility pole and across three front lawns, wrestled on the ground for a bit and then ran off down a dead-end street, police said.Police said an officer found one of the pair, 21-year-old Christopher Pecora, because he heard him on his cell phone, saying “Help! Help! ...

  8. Two Assaults Logged At Downtown Fairfield Eatery In Four Hours

    Two Assaults Logged At Downtown Fairfield Eatery In Four Hours

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Officers had a busy night at a Sanford Place restaurant this weekend, where two assaults took place within four hours of each other, police said.Just before 10 p.m. Friday, an employee at Crave punched a customer in the face, after the victim and his wife and friends tried to take food off the employee’s tray, which he then spilled on them, police said.The dispute ...

  9. A Dog's Life: Benefit Dinner Seeks To Help Bridgeport's Shelter Pups

    A Dog's Life: Benefit Dinner Seeks To Help Bridgeport's Shelter Pups

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport Animal Control is halfway to its funding goal to build three outdoor play areas for its dogs — and you can help.The shelter is hosting a benefit dinner to support the fund drive May 27 at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford. All proceeds will go to the $40,000 goal.“Our goal is to have the highest adoption rate in the state and I think it’s achievable, ...

  10. Team From Stratford High Makes Strong Showing In Virtual Business Contest

    Team From Stratford High Makes Strong Showing In Virtual Business Contest

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A team of students from Stratford High School made a strong showing in the recent  Junior Achievement’s High School Business Challenge.The team placed first in the consolation bracket in the competition among 15 high schools from across western Connecticut.Sixty students from across Fairfield County and beyond competed in the April 24 contest, using Junior ...

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