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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. Norwalk River Rowing Squads Bring Home Gold At Philly Regatta

    Norwalk River Rowing Squads Bring Home Gold At Philly Regatta

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk River Rowing Association (NRRA) Men’s Youth Racing earned a third place in men’s points total at the Philadelphia Youth Regatta on July 22.The regatta is a part of the Schuylkill Navy Series that attracts more than 1,200 athletes from over 54 clubs held on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.NRRA’s total of 36 medals — 24 gold and 12 silver medals — were ...

  2. Fairfield U. Launches Nurse Midwifery Program This Fall

    Fairfield U. Launches Nurse Midwifery Program This Fall

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies is launching a new program in nurse midwifery this fall.The doctor of nursing practice in nurse midwifery program will prepare students as expert nurse midwives for every stage and setting of midwifery care for women. Students will gain clinical experience through attending births and ...

  3. Westport Library Announces 'Transformational' Renovation Timeline

    Westport Library Announces 'Transformational' Renovation Timeline

    WESTPORT, Conn. — After months of anticipation, the Westport Library has announced it will break ground in September on a $19.5 renovation project that will add more conference rooms, a state-of-the-art recording studio, a larger MakerSpace and a 500-capacity Forum — all within the existing space.“For nearly a decade, the Library has been evaluating plans to transform our existing ...

  4. Police: Niantic Woman And "Known Criminal" Burglarized Westport Home

    Police: Niantic Woman And "Known Criminal" Burglarized Westport Home

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Niantic woman faces burglary and larceny charges after she stole a purse and other items from a Weston Road home, police said.Natasha Pennywell, 34, of West Main Street, was charged with second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, issuing a bad check, third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, police said.In October ...

  5. Westport Police: Norwalk Housekeeper Stole Checks — Again — And $16K

    Westport Police: Norwalk Housekeeper Stole Checks — Again — And $16K

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk housekeeper faces larceny and forgery charges after she deposited $16,000 in bad checks stolen from an employer’s checkbook to her own bank account, police said.Diana Parra, 48, of Cavanaugh Street, was charged with third-degree larceny and third-degree forgery in connection with the January 2017 incident, police said.She was held on $50,000 bond and is ...

  6. Westport Police: Norwalk Woman Faces Bad Check Charges In Westport

    Westport Police: Norwalk Woman Faces Bad Check Charges In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk woman was arrested Tuesday on two warrants for passing bad checks in town, police said.Patricia Hiller, 70, of North Main Street, faces two counts of issuing a bad check.Both charges stem from checks Hiller wrote in 2016. On Aug. 1 of that year, a complainant said Hiller wrote a check for $1,039.92 that could not be cashed against Hiller’s account due to ...

  7. Don't Be Blue: The Berries Are Ripe For The Pickin' In Shelton

    Don't Be Blue: The Berries Are Ripe For The Pickin' In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Rise and shine, blueberry fans! There’s a bumper crop of the little blue beauties at Jones Family Farms just waiting for you to pick them this weekend. Pick-your-own fans were out in force Friday, walking away with pounds of the tiny fruits that were practically jumping off the bushes.The farm advises visitors to call Farmer Jones Crop Line — 203-929-8425 — before ...

  8. Save The Sound Expects Smooth Sailing For New L.I. Soundkeeper

    Save The Sound Expects Smooth Sailing For New L.I. Soundkeeper

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Long Island Sound has a new keeper — Wilton native William Lucey.On Tuesday, Save the Sound announced Lucey’s appointment to replace longtime Soundkeeper Terry Backer, who died in late 2015.Lucey, a fish and wildlife biologist, former commercial fisherman and environmental advocate, said he’s pleased to come back home to Connecticut.“The woods and the waters where you ...

  9. Votes For Vets: The WorkPlace Seeks Nominations For Awards Ceremony

    Votes For Vets: The WorkPlace Seeks Nominations For Awards Ceremony

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The WorkPlace is looking for a few good men — and women.The Bridgeport-based workforce development organization is seeking nominations for its Service to Country and Community awards, which will be presented at its 5th annual Veterans Day awards ceremony.The award goes to a veteran who has honorably served the nation and continues to add to the quality of life of his ...

  10. Cops: Bronx Woman Threatened To Shoot Westport Homeowner

    Cops: Bronx Woman Threatened To Shoot Westport Homeowner

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bronx woman who threatened to shoot a Jonathan Lane homeowner and a Bronx man who had 11 bundles of heroin were arrested late Friday on trespass and drug charges, police said.Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a person having been on a Jonathan Lane property, trying to push her way into the home and threatening to shoot one of the homeowners, police ...

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