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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 Fire Displaces Four on Pembroke Street

    Bridgeport Fire Displaces Four on Pembroke Street

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Four people were displaced — and one dog was rescued — while firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at a Pembroke Street building Wednesday, according to the Connecticut Post.Fire personnel were on the scene for hours after the afternoon call of smoke in a storefront on the ground floor of the building between Ogden and Stillman streets, the Post said.The fire, which ...

  2. Westport Residents Invited To Join Citizens' Police Academy

    Westport Residents Invited To Join Citizens' Police Academy

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Ever wonder what it takes to be a Westport police officer?The Westport Police Department will be offering a Citizens’ Police Academy for Westport residents beginning March 7.The nine-week course will help up to 24 participants gain a better understanding of the role of the police department in the community.Participants will watch demonstrations by highly trained ...

  3. Hatchet-Wielding Man Stopped By Bridgeport Police Officer

    Hatchet-Wielding Man Stopped By Bridgeport Police Officer

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A “visibly irate” Trumbull man was arrested Tuesday night when a quick-thinking police officer stopped him from entering an East End deli carrying a hatchet, according to the Connecticut Post.Sgt. Jason Amato was on patrol when he saw Timothy Frey, 23, of Haviland Drive, leave the Sunshine Deli on Stratford Avenue, grab a hatchet from a parked truck and head back ...

  4. Stratford Man Gets Prison Time For Role In Large-Scale Fencing Operation

    Stratford Man Gets Prison Time For Role In Large-Scale Fencing Operation

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A Stratford man on Thursday was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in a large-scale fencing operation, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office.From January 2012 to December 2014, Matthew Harwood, 43, and his co-conspirator Andrew Sacco would buy stolen goods from “boosters,” typically shoplifters with opioid addictions, and then resell the ...

  5. Workers Tracking 'Putrid Smell' Make Grisly Discovery At Bridgeport Court

    Workers Tracking 'Putrid Smell' Make Grisly Discovery At Bridgeport Court

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Court officials tracking a “putrid smell” at the Golden Hill Street courthouse made a gruesome discovery Wednesday — two decapitated chickens under a bench, according to the Connecticut Post.The chickens, decorated in gold, green and silver glitter, were found feet up in the large arraignment court, the Post said.And this isn’t the first time: Decapitated chickens ...

  6. Bridgeport Fire And Police Extinguish Truck Blaze In The Nick Of Time

    Bridgeport Fire And Police Extinguish Truck Blaze In The Nick Of Time

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Firefighters put out a blaze on a welder’s truck on East Main Street before it reached any explosive materials Thursday morning, according to a report in the Connecticut Post.Fire and police personnel reached the fully involved fire around mid-morning and it was extinguished by 10:20 a.m., the Post said.Read the full story here.

  7. Longtime Westport PAL Athletic Director Retiring This Spring

    Longtime Westport PAL Athletic Director Retiring This Spring

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) Athletic Director Carmen Roda has announced that he will retire from his position this spring.“It was never about the money, championships or personal praises, but for the kids and their experiences within our programs, “ Roda said.Westport Police Athletic League President Ned Batlin thanked Roda for his vision, dedication and ...

  8. Win A Meal A Day For A Year In B.GOOD Customer of The Year Contest

    Win A Meal A Day For A Year In B.GOOD Customer of The Year Contest

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Are you a loyal B.GOOD customer?Have you got what it takes to be their 2018 Customer of the Year?The restaurant chain, which has locations in Fairfield and Greenwich, announced this week it’s searching for that special someone who will receive, among other things, a free meal a day for a year.“Customer of the Year has been a long-standing tradition for B.GOOD ...

  9. Shelton Police: Man, 45, Sexually Assaulted 17-Year-Old He Met Online

    Shelton Police: Man, 45, Sexually Assaulted 17-Year-Old He Met Online

    SHELTON, Conn. —A 45-year-old Torrington man was arrested Tuesday for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl he met online when she fell asleep in his car, police said.In March 2017, the girl told officers at the Shelton Police Youth Bureau that she met Christopher Galvin in an online chat room in 2013 when she was 13 years old, police said.Galvin told her he was 22 and the two became ...

  10. Struggling Prisoner Bites Police Officers In Bridgeport Lock-Up

    Struggling Prisoner Bites Police Officers In Bridgeport Lock-Up

    BRIDGEPORT — Several police officers suffered bites and strains Wednesday morning when a person in custody started struggling, according to police spokesman Av Harris.The prisoner, who was not named, injured officers who were trying to restrain him as prisoners were being assembled for transport, police said.Several officers and detectives were required to detain and handcuff the ...

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