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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. Bridgeport Welcomes Puerto Rican Students Fleeing Destruction Of Maria

    Bridgeport Welcomes Puerto Rican Students Fleeing Destruction Of Maria

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — For two long days Jan and Juan Casiano hunkered down in the relative safety of an inner hallway as Hurricane Maria’s wind and rain battered their family’s home in the city of Bayamón, Puerto Rico.“It was scary, like, really scary,” said Juan, 12.Once the hurricane finally passed, they were left to survey the damage.“We didn’t have water. No electricity. No nothing,” ...

  2. Imagine That: Fairfield Teens Launch Architectural Play Kits For Kids

    Imagine That: Fairfield Teens Launch Architectural Play Kits For Kids

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Ayana Klein’s architectural kits don’t come with instructions or a charger — and that’s just the way she wants it.The 18-year-old Fairfield Warde High School senior wants children who play with her 3Dux/Design sets — which just hit the market a few weeks ago — to let their imaginations soar with no rules and no limits.“When we were younger, we were always encouraged ...

  3. Police: Trumbull Teen 'Pummeled' Man While Driving in Westport

    Police: Trumbull Teen 'Pummeled' Man While Driving in Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Trumbull woman turned herself in to Westport police on a warrant Wednesday, after she was seen “pummeling” a man in a car in July in town, police said.Hannah Laflin, 19, of Meadow View Drive, was charged with breach of peace in the incident.A witness told police she was driving on Post Road East on July 12, when she noticed a female driver stop her car and begin ...

  4. Kennedy Center To Honor Retiring President At 53rd Four Seasons Ball

    Kennedy Center To Honor Retiring President At 53rd Four Seasons Ball

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Martin Schwartz, the retiring president and CEO of the Kennedy Center, will be the guest of honor at the nonprofit’s 53rd annual Four Seasons Ball Crystal Gala.Planned for the Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton, the Nov. 4 event will commemorate Schwartz’ more than 39 years of service at the agency.A champion for people with intellectual disabilities, the Trumbull ...

  5. Shelton Police: Convicted Rapist Failed To Register As Sex Offender

    Shelton Police: Convicted Rapist Failed To Register As Sex Offender

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 64-year-old Shelton man was arrested Oct. 6 on charges of not adding his name to the state’s sex offender registry as required, police said.David Pollitt, of River Road, was charged with failure to register as a sex offender after he moved back to Connecticut from Georgia, police said.In the 1980s, Pollitt was sentenced to 45 years in prison for a series of rapes in ...

  6. CT Against Gun Violence Hosts Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas

    CT Against Gun Violence Hosts Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — About 100 people gathered in Fairfield Wednesday night to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.Organized by CT Against Gun Violence, the vigil began at 7:30 p.m. outside the organization’s Old Post Road office.Fifty-eight were killed and nearly 500 injured in the massacre, the deadliest in modern U.S. history.“Right now Congress is considering two bills ...

  7. Beardsley Zoo Invites Winged Ones To Check In At Its New Bug Hotel & Garden

    Beardsley Zoo Invites Winged Ones To Check In At Its New Bug Hotel & Garden

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Beardsley Zoo visitors are all a-flutter— thanks to a new butterfly garden and bug hotel installed by a longtime zoo patron.Brimming with butterfly bushes, salvia, asters and Black-Eyed Susans, the garden has something for every winged wonder from caterpillars through adults. The species were also planted with an eye to attracting other pollinators, such as honey ...

  8. Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas Victims Planned For Fairfield

    Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas Victims Planned For Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — CT Against Gun Violence will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.The vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m. outside the organization’s Fairfield office, 739 Old Post Road.Fifty-nine were killed and more than 500 injured in the massacre, the deadliest in modern U.S. history.“Right now Congress is considering two bills that will ...

  9. Bridgeport Filmmaker Takes On Colorism In Her Award-Winning Short Movie

    Bridgeport Filmmaker Takes On Colorism In Her Award-Winning Short Movie

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport filmmaker is sparking discussions and winning awards for “Charcoal,” her multi-layered take on the oft-hidden topic of skin tone-based discrimination.While discussions of gender, class and race abound around the world, the topic of “colorism,” bias based on the darkness of one’s skin doesn’t come up as much, according to Francesca Andre, who holds a ...

  10. Old Greenwich Martial Artist Steps Into Spotlight In Indie Film On Bullying

    Old Greenwich Martial Artist Steps Into Spotlight In Indie Film On Bullying

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Old Greenwich martial artist and instructor Ik Jo Kang steps into the spotlight Wednesday, Oct. 4, at a one-night-only screening of the indie film “I Can I Will I Did” in White Plains.Kang plays a pivotal role in the film, which won Best Feature Film at the Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the Audience Choice Award at the New York Asian American ...

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