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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. Staples High Grad Offers Timely Discussion On Race And Law Enforcement

    Staples High Grad Offers Timely Discussion On Race And Law Enforcement

    WESTPORT, Conn. — CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues, a Staples High School alumnus, comes back to town June 8 for a timely discussion on race and law enforcement at Westport Library.Pegues, author of “Black and Blue: Inside the Divide Between the Police and Black America,” will be joined in his 7 p.m. discussion by Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas.In the book, Pegues, justice and ...

  2. Fairfield Police: Armed Pair Stickup Southport Dunkin' Donuts

    Fairfield Police: Armed Pair Stickup Southport Dunkin' Donuts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A man and woman held up the Southport Dunkin’ Donuts at gunpoint Saturday night, making off with a register tray full of cash and a customer’s wallet and cell phone, police said.Around 7:30 p.m. the pair entered the Post Road eatery and the woman went to the counter and ordered a donut. When the cashier opened the register, the man pulled out what appeared to be a ...

  3. Aprés ‘Hamilton:’ Westporter Tells It Like It Is On Broadway And Beyond

    Aprés ‘Hamilton:’ Westporter Tells It Like It Is On Broadway And Beyond

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westporter Ed Katz caught the film and theater bug early and film became one of his two majors at Syracuse University. But it was when, as newlyweds, his wife took him to see “Les Miserables” on Broadway that he truly became enamored with The Great White Way. “After that I started to love musicals, too,” said the award-winning marketing guru. “Then I took her to see ...

  4. Bridgeport Matriarch, 103, 'Iconic' Volunteer Honored For Mother's Day

    Bridgeport Matriarch, 103, 'Iconic' Volunteer Honored For Mother's Day

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — When Christine Correnti was born on Feb, 5, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson was in the White House, Henry Ford had just introduced an assembly line for the Model T and Charlie Chaplin was three days from debuting his beloved “Little Tramp” persona.So it seemed fitting this Mother’s Day weekend that the city pay tribute to this nearly 104-year-old great-grandmother of ...

  5. Fairfield Warde Soccer Star Reaches Goal Of International Competition

    Fairfield Warde Soccer Star Reaches Goal Of International Competition

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Jason Deck’s passion for soccer began at the tender age of one, when the Fairfield toddler first pushed a size 1 ball around his family room.By age 3, he was on his first recreational team, developing his skills and stamina.Well, all the hard work and determination has paid off: Deck, who plays for Fairfield Warde High School and Fairfield County premier travel team ...

  6. Fairfield Expert Honored For Demystifying Founding Fathers

    Fairfield Expert Honored For Demystifying Founding Fathers

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Ever wonder what the Founding Fathers — and their contemporaries — really meant when they discussed the right to speak freely or bear arms?You might try asking Stanton Krauss, Ph.D., a Fairfield resident who recently won a Quinnipiac University Faculty Scholars award for his intriguing and exhaustive research on just that topic.Krauss, a Quinnipiac professor of law ...

  7. Crowds Rally At Vigil For Teen Shot To Death By Bridgeport Police Officer

    Crowds Rally At Vigil For Teen Shot To Death By Bridgeport Police Officer

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Crowds of people took to the streets in Bridgeport on Wednesday evening to hold a prayer vigil and protest the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy by a police officer during a standoff over a stolen car, according to multiple media reports and eyewitness accounts. The gathering was held near the scene of the fatal shooting near Walgreens, with people chanting the ...

  8. Bridgeport Hopes For Peace, Braces For Protest After Officer Shoots Teen

    Bridgeport Hopes For Peace, Braces For Protest After Officer Shoots Teen

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Community leaders pleaded for peaceful vigils, while police prepared for possible protests Wednesday afternoon, a day after an officer with one year on the force fatally shot a teenager who police said was driving a stolen vehicle.Imam Lyle Hassan Jones, speaking for “a community somewhat outraged,” called for Bridgeport to come together and let State Police ...

  9. Top-Rated Carver Foundation Of Norwalk Raises $420,000 For Kids' Programs

    Top-Rated Carver Foundation Of Norwalk Raises $420,000 For Kids' Programs

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Carver Foundation of Norwalk, recently ranked among the state’s top nonprofits, raised $420,000 at its 2017 Child of America Gala.The event, held at the Wee Burn County Club in Darien, honored Marcus Mabry of CNN and Austin McChord of Datto.Lead by gala co-chairs Leah Glover and Jacqueline Novotny, the event included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and fellowship, as well ...

  10. Police: Westport K-9 Finds Drugs, Grinder In Darien Man's Car

    Police: Westport K-9 Finds Drugs, Grinder In Darien Man's Car

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Darien driver faces drug charges after he was stopped by Westport Police Saturday night on Post Road East, police said.Mark Smeland, 23, of Oak Crest, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after K-9 Atlas detected about 16 grams of marijuana in a backpack in his car, police said.Officers also found a grinder, ...

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