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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. Westport Cops: Man On Crack Passed Out Behind The Wheel On Post Road

    Westport Cops: Man On Crack Passed Out Behind The Wheel On Post Road

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A New London man who was found passed out with his foot on the brake of a running car on the Post Road Friday afternoon faces several drug and motor vehicle charges, police said.Allan Jones, 45, of Green Street, was charged with possession of a narcotic not in its original container, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, operating a ...

  2. Stratford Woman Nails It In Habitat For Humanity Showdown

    Stratford Woman Nails It In Habitat For Humanity Showdown

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A Stratford woman showed she knows a little something about hammering at the 2nd annual She Nailed It competition, a benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County.Amy Schneider and her teammates on Team Googly Eyes — Norwalk residents Gilza Smith and Suzanne Fandel and Cat Edwards of Old Saybrook — bested 19 other teams to win the ladies-only ...

  3. Start Your Own Revolution At Fairfield's New Museum Commons

    Start Your Own Revolution At Fairfield's New Museum Commons

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield Museum & History Center on Friday officially opened The Museum Commons, a new center for cultural activity on the historic Town Green.Wondering what you'l find there?Here are five things to know about this new destination for kids, families and visitors to Fairfield.Make Yourself At Home: The Museum Commons includes three historic structures — the ...

  4. Residents Cheer New Cop Squad For Bridgeport Housing Complexes

    Residents Cheer New Cop Squad For Bridgeport Housing Complexes

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport will beef up the police presence at public housing complexes this summer, thanks to a new initiative to stem violence and vandalism and spruce up the sites for beleaguered residents.A new community policing partnership among the city, the police department and the Bridgeport Housing Authority (BHA) will fund a dedicated patrol of two officers and a ...

  5. Man Swipes Baby Formula From Post Road Store, Westport Cops Say

    Man Swipes Baby Formula From Post Road Store, Westport Cops Say

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Wallingford man was arrested on a warrant Tuesday after Westport police said he stole nearly $600 worth of baby formula from a Post Road store.Troy Amarante, 40, of Jennifer Lane, was charged with sixth-degree larceny and held on $25,000 bond, police said.On Feb. 5, Amarante loaded up a Walgreens carry basket with containers of formula and walked out of the store ...

  6. Wake Up, Fairfield: Shearwater Coffee Bar Is Buzzing With Business

    Wake Up, Fairfield: Shearwater Coffee Bar Is Buzzing With Business

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Shearwater Coffee Bar made its official debut in the Brick Walk Wednesday, welcoming java junkies from far and wide to taste its acclaimed organic, small-batch brews. The new eatery at 1215 Post Road is the brainchild of Ed Freedman, who introduced his coffee-roasting expertise to Fairfield County in 2013.Named one of the 15 Best New Coffee Roasters in America by ...

  7. Webster Bank Arena To Host All Five Bridgeport High School Graduations

    Webster Bank Arena To Host All Five Bridgeport High School Graduations

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — All five Bridgeport public high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard on the same day.Tuesday, June 20, will be the big day for graduating seniors across the Park City.  The festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. when the graduating class of Bridgeport Military Academy takes center stage. Next up is Central High School's Class of ...

  8. Out Of Quarters? Meters Made More User Friendly In Downtown Bridgeport

    Out Of Quarters? Meters Made More User Friendly In Downtown Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — After new downtown parking meters got mixed reviews in their first year, city officials are tweaking the system to make them a little more user friendly — and forgiving.Based on feedback from business owners, visitors and downtown residents, the city has decided to widen the parameters for grace period and fines. The city is also rolling out a new mobile app, Sentry ...

  9. Something Spicy: Popeyes Moves Into Stratford

    Something Spicy: Popeyes Moves Into Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — It’s official: Stratford has a new Popeyes.Franchisee Rahman Hashimi officially opened the latest palace of popcorn shrimp and spicy sides Wednesday at the Dock Shopping Center. Stratford Mayor John Harkins stopped off to welcome the Louisiana Kitchen, which features seafood and Cajun-inspired fare as well as its famous fried chicken.To sign up for Daily Voice's email ...

  10. More Charges Added For Bank Robbery Suspect After Armed Stratford Standoff

    More Charges Added For Bank Robbery Suspect After Armed Stratford Standoff

    Updated: STRATFORD, Conn. — An armed standoff Thursday morning in Stratford led to the arrest of a 25-year-old man police believe was responsible for armed robberies at banks in Shelton and New Haven.Shelton officers charged Bryce Laister, who had been living on Pleasantvilew Avenue in Stratford for several months, with first-degree robbery, third-degree larceny, criminal possession of ...

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