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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. New Soundkeeper Makes A Splash In Newly Christened 'Terry Backer'

    New Soundkeeper Makes A Splash In Newly Christened 'Terry Backer'

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Cheryl Backer, sister of the late Soundkeeper Terry Backer, took a mighty swing, the smell of prosecco wafted through the air and Save the Sound ushered in a new era of its environmental efforts Thursday at Brewer Stratford Marina.In addition to christening the Terry Backer, the 21-foot 1985 Mako it will use to patrol and protect the Sound waters, the group welcome ...

  2. Westport Police: Northford Woman Found With Heroin In Train Lot

    Westport Police: Northford Woman Found With Heroin In Train Lot

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Northford woman was arrested on drug charges Sunday, when she was found with 12 baggies of heroin, a syringe and a needle in a Saugatuck train station parking lot, police said.Diana Balkun, 29, of Forest Road, was charged with possession of narcotics, second offense, and possession on drug paraphernalia, police said.Around 5 p.m. an officer noticed Balkun sitting in ...

  3. Beardsley Zoo Welcomes Largest Land Tortoise To Bridgeport

    Beardsley Zoo Welcomes Largest Land Tortoise To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — They don’t move very fast, but you’ll have to to see the African spur thigh tortoises at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.The five hard-shelled behemoths — the largest of all mainland tortoises — will only be at the zoo from now through part of the fall.“Attendance at the Zoo soars each summer, so it’s a great time to bring such special animals here as our temporary ...

  4. Norwalk Woman Fails To Pull Over For Fire Truck, Faces DUI In Westport

    Norwalk Woman Fails To Pull Over For Fire Truck, Faces DUI In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk woman faces drunken driving charges after she failed to pull over for a fire truck with its lights and siren on on the Merritt Parkway July 28, police said.Ann Otto, 70, of Sunrise Hill Lane, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, disobeying the signal of an officer and failure to stop on right side of the road, ...

  5. Bridgeport's Ganim Files Suit Against State Commission In Run For Governor

    Bridgeport's Ganim Files Suit Against State Commission In Run For Governor

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) for ruling he can't receive a public campaign grant for his possible run for governor because he was a convicted felon.The SEEC made the ruling in June, saying he was ineligible for a grant from the Citizens’ Elections Fund should he run. A 2013 amendment to ...

  6. Have You Seen Them? Westport Police Seek Men Who Stole Safe From Nail Salon

    Have You Seen Them? Westport Police Seek Men Who Stole Safe From Nail Salon

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport Police are seeking the public’s help in finding two men who stole a safe, cash and other items from a Post Road East nail salon on July 21.Video surveillance captured images of the two men as they were committing the crime, police said.The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, medium to large build, with a closely shaved or ...

  7. Immigrants And Allies Rally Outside Chase Bank In Bridgeport

    Immigrants And Allies Rally Outside Chase Bank In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — About 25 people rallied outside a Chase Bank branch in Bridgeport Wednesday morning, saying JP Morgan Chase profits by financing private immigrant detention centers.“Are we going to stand here and do nothing while these people are making money by separating our families?” said Luis Luna, a worker organizer for Make The Road Connecticut, a group that supports ...

  8. Fairfield Police Investigating Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    Fairfield Police Investigating Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on one of the walking paths at Jennings Beach just before noon on Tuesday.Police said the assault took place at 11:45 a.m. on one of the paths from the parking lot to the beach on the east side of the lot.The suspect is described as a black man about 19 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall with an ...

  9. Architect Heads Back To School With Renovations To Stratford Alma Mater

    Architect Heads Back To School With Renovations To Stratford Alma Mater

    STRATFORD, Conn. — When architect George Perham headed out to his latest project, he didn’t need to take a map or plug any coordinates into his GPS.Forty-seven years after his 1970 graduation, Perham was headed back to Stratford High School to see the $125-million renovation on his alma mater come to life.“This was one of the most meaningful groundbreakings of my career,” said Perham, a ...

  10. Life Becomes Art At Fairfield Beach — And You're Invited

    Life Becomes Art At Fairfield Beach — And You're Invited

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Ever wanted to be a work of art?You’ll have your chance if you head to the beach on Aug. 12.The Fairfield Museum is collaborating with Westport photographer Stephen Wilkes to create one of his extraordinary “Day to Night” photographs of Fairfield’s waterfront.On the 12th, Wilkes will capture Fairfield beach over a 24-hour period from a staging area on Jennings ...

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