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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. Fairfield Woman Injured When Tree Crashes Down On House

    Fairfield Woman Injured When Tree Crashes Down On House

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield woman was injured early Thursday when a large tree fell on her Pellmeadow Drive home.Fire officials were called to the home around 6:18 a.m. There they found a large tree had done significant structural damage to the house.Emergency personnel removed the woman and treated her injuries before transporting her to a local hospital.“While there were injuries ...

  2. Driver, 21, Charged After Fleeing Police, Causing Fatal Crash In Bridgeport

    Driver, 21, Charged After Fleeing Police, Causing Fatal Crash In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman is dead and two pedestrians were “severely injured” Thursday after a driver fled from a State Trooper on Interstate 95 and sped down Bridgeport streets, causing a fatal crash, police said.At about 1 p.m., a State Police trooper from Troop G was pursuing a black Infiniti when it stopped in a southbound traffic lane on the highway, State Trooper Kelly Grant ...

  3. One Dead, Two Injured As I-95 Suspect Speeds Through Bridgeport

    One Dead, Two Injured As I-95 Suspect Speeds Through Bridgeport

    UPDATE: The suspect in this case has been identified and arrested on multiple charges. Click here for the latest on this story from the Daily Voice.BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman is dead and two pedestrians were “severely injured” Thursday after a driver fled from a State Trooper on Interstate 95, speeding down Bridgeport streets until crashing, police said.At about 1 p.m., an officer from ...

  4. Fairfield Police: Woman Made Up Story Of Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    Fairfield Police: Woman Made Up Story Of Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An 18-year-old woman who said she was sexually assaulted on a walkway at Jennings Beach in Fairfield last week has told police she made up the story, police said.After the police found no corroborating evidence of the incident, the Bridgeport woman retracted her story, police said.She initially claimed she had been sexually assaulted at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 1, on a path ...

  5. Fairfield Police: Drunken Driver, 77, Hit Bicyclist, Sped Away On Merritt

    Fairfield Police: Drunken Driver, 77, Hit Bicyclist, Sped Away On Merritt

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield motorist who hit a bicyclist and fled the scene Tuesday was arrested and charged with driving drunk, police said.Barry Podber, 77, of Pierce Street, was charged with evading responsibility and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, police said.The bicyclist, who was not identified, sustained several injuries and was transported to Bridgeport ...

  6. Stratford's Saugatuck Kitchens Wants Your Vote In QVC Contest

    Stratford's Saugatuck Kitchens Wants Your Vote In QVC Contest

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford’s own Saugatuck Kitchens is in the running for a national appetizer award on the TV shopping channel QVC.The family-owned company, which will be featured on QVC from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, is encouraging fans and customers to vote for its 36-piece Mini Brioche & Chicken Pot Pie. The company will launch its spring roll collection during ...

  7. Westport Police: Caught With Pot, Norwalk Man Leads Officer On Chase

    Westport Police: Caught With Pot, Norwalk Man Leads Officer On Chase

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk man who sped away from officers during a May traffic stop turned himself in Friday on several charges, police said.Around 10 p.m. on May 24, an officer saw a red Ford Explorer run through a stop sign at Old Hill and Patrick roads and stopped the vehicle, police said.The driver, Kyle Cichowicz, 25, of Wolfpit Avenue, seemed nervous and the officer could smell ...

  8. Westport Assistant Chief Returns From Battling Wildfires In Idaho, Montana

    Westport Assistant Chief Returns From Battling Wildfires In Idaho, Montana

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Fire Department recently welcomed home Assistant Chief Michael Kronick, who spent more than two weeks fighting wildfires in Idaho and Montana.Kronick was deployed with the White Mountain National Forest Fire Crew #1 on July 16. He was one of six members of the Connecticut Interstate Fire Crew, which is part of the state Department of Energy and ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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