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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. Westport Police Officer Stops Wrong-Way Driver Entering Merritt Parkway

    Westport Police Officer Stops Wrong-Way Driver Entering Merritt Parkway

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A police officer who cut off a drunken driver heading the wrong way on a Merritt Parkway exit ramp Friday night may have prevented a tragedy, according to Westport police.At around 9:15 p.m., Officer David Scinto saw a vehicle attempting to enter the Exit 41 northbound off ramp, according to Lt. Jillian Cabana.Scinto put on his emergency lights and quickly drove up in ...

  2. Love Is All Around: Fairfield County Bid Goodbye To Mary Tyler Moore In '17

    Love Is All Around: Fairfield County Bid Goodbye To Mary Tyler Moore In '17

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The entire nation mourned when actress Mary Tyler Moore died on Jan. 25 at age 80. And her local fans were able to pay their last respects when Moore, a longtime Greenwich resident, was buried in Fairfield. A steady stream of fans made a pilgrimage to Oak Lawn Cemetery on Jan. 30 to pay their respects to the iconic actress and producer who was laid to rest there the ...

  3. Pedestrian, 66, Dies After Bridgeport Hit And Run Crash

    Pedestrian, 66, Dies After Bridgeport Hit And Run Crash

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man struck in a hit and run Friday night has died as the result of his injuries.Nathaniel Dubose, 66, was walking on the 600 block of Sylvan Avenue around 8:10 p.m. when he was hit by a grey or silver car traveling south on the roadway, according to police spokesman Av Harris.The driver fled the scene.Dubose sustained severe head trauma and was ...

  4. CT State Police Log Hundreds Of Arrests In First Night Of Holiday Weekend

    CT State Police Log Hundreds Of Arrests In First Night Of Holiday Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — State Police are out in force this holiday weekend, focusing on reducing DUIs and crashes by strictly enforcing all motor vehicle laws.Increased patrols began at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will continue through 11:59 p.m. Monday.According to stats compiled from 12:01 a.m. Friday through 7:30 a.m. Saturday, troopers had already issued 268 speeding violations and ...

  5. Light Snow Spells Crashes, Slippery Tie-Ups Across Fairfield County

    Light Snow Spells Crashes, Slippery Tie-Ups Across Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It doesn’t look like much, but today’s light snow has left roadways slippery enough to cause several accidents along Fairfield County’s major highways.Connecticut State Police are reporting dozens of accidents along I-95, I-84 and the Merritt Parkway.Delays were reported on both sides of I-95 due to an accident in Westport and a multi-car crash in Norwalk near ...

  6. State Police: Ansonia Man Killed In Crash With Box Truck On Route 8

    State Police: Ansonia Man Killed In Crash With Box Truck On Route 8

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — An Ansonia man was killed Friday when he drove his pickup truck into the back of a box truck on Route 8, state police said.William Pollock, 55, of Lester Street, was initially conscious and alert after the 5:30 p.m. crash, but he quickly became unresponsive and was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital, police said.The crash occurred just north of Exit 8 in the ...

  7. Sacred Heart Of Fairfield Unveils Only Campus Diner In New England

    Sacred Heart Of Fairfield Unveils Only Campus Diner In New England

    This is one of the most popular stories of 2017 in Fairfield County.FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Got a hankerin’ for a milkshake or a patty melt?Head on over to Sacred Heart University, which will host a ribbon-cutting for the first on-campus diner in New England on Monday.JP’s Diner — named for SHU President John J. Petillo — will soon be serving up ‘50s and ‘60s favorites for the student body ...

  8. Girl's Generosity Makes Holidays Brighter For Kids At Greenwich Hospital

    Girl's Generosity Makes Holidays Brighter For Kids At Greenwich Hospital

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Challenged by her Trinity Church youth group leader to give back to her community during the holidays, eight-grader Paige Pray didn’t take long to know just what to do.“I thought about the children at Christmas who are sick in the hospital and how happy they would be to get a toy to cheer them,” said the Stanwich School student.Last week, the 13-year-old brought a ...

  9. Happy New Year! Westport Pulls Out The Stops For First Night Festivities

    Happy New Year! Westport Pulls Out The Stops For First Night Festivities

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Looking for something the whole family can enjoy on New Year’s Eve?Head to downtown Westport for First Night Westport-Weston, one of the region’s largest holiday celebrations.This year’s festivities include the tuneful melodies of songstress Michele Grace, crowd-pleasing hypnotist Jim Spinnato, karaoke, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more throughout the afternoon ...

  10. Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Expected To Announce Gubernatorial Run Next Week

    Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Expected To Announce Gubernatorial Run Next Week

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced he was exploring a run for governor back in April, and it looks like he'll make it official next week.The mayor, who spent seven years in prison on felony charges after his first stint as mayor, is expected to announce his candidacy and officially file with the state Jan. 3, according to city spokesperson Rowena White, who ...

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