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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. Firefighters Make Grisly Feline Discovery In Elderly Woman's Fairfield Home

    Firefighters Make Grisly Feline Discovery In Elderly Woman's Fairfield Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Firefighters responding to a smoke alarm in a Silver Spring Road home Sunday morning found an “underweight" elderly woman living in squalor with at least 36 cats and kittens, some of them dead, police said.Fairfield police and animal control officers responding to the 10:30 a.m. call removed seven cats, four kittens and five decomposing kittens from the ...

  2. Man Who Served Time In Ganim Case Arrested In Dispute With Estranged Wife

    Man Who Served Time In Ganim Case Arrested In Dispute With Estranged Wife

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield contractor who served 18 months in federal prison in the mayoral pay-for-play scandal in Bridgeport over 15 years ago was arrested with his estranged wife Saturday after they got in a heated argument in a condo parking lot, police said.Albert Lenoci, 55, of Stone Ridge Way, and Kimberly Lenoci, 53, of Tuckahoe Road, Easton, were each charged with breach of ...

  3. Bridgeport Fire Rescues Six As Boat Sinks Fast Near Fairfield Lighthouse

    Bridgeport Fire Rescues Six As Boat Sinks Fast Near Fairfield Lighthouse

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Six people were rescued from a three-tier boat that was sinking fast near Penfield Lighthouse Sunday afternoon, police said.Police, fire and Coast Guard personnel rushed to the scene, where Mary Kirby, a 36-foot Marine Trader, was taking on water, prompting the captain to put out a mayday call.Bridgeport Fire Department was training in the area and one of their boats ...

  4. College-Bound Teen Reaches Goal Thanks To Bridgeport Seniors

    College-Bound Teen Reaches Goal Thanks To Bridgeport Seniors

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Lauren Oakes understands adversity. At just 19, she and her family have persevered through her mom’s substance abuse, too many moves to count across the country and six months of homelessness when they moved to Bridgeport. But, with a $2,500 scholarship from an innovative program at a local retirement community, she is happily planning for her first semester at ...

  5. Battling Cancer, Shelton Woman To Swim Across The Sound

    Battling Cancer, Shelton Woman To Swim Across The Sound

    SHELTON, Conn. — About 200 swimmers will take part in the 2017 Swim Across the Sound, an annual 15.5-mile relay to raise money and awareness for cancer patients.But for one, the journey will be a very personal one.Swimmer Kim Adler, a clinical nurse educator at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, began her own battle with cancer in 2011, when, at 47, she was diagnosed with stage 3B colon ...

  6. Kung Fu Zombies? The Wasp Woman? Bridgeport's The Archive's Got 'Em

    Kung Fu Zombies? The Wasp Woman? Bridgeport's The Archive's Got 'Em

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Sure, you’ve lined up to see “Wonder Woman,” “War for the Planet of the Apes” and all the other big-name blockbusters this summer.But chances are you’ve never even heard of some of the flicks James Neurath is peddling from The Archive, an unassuming downtown storefront that opened for business last month.“There’s ‘Raw Force,’” he said picking up one of hundreds of ...

  7. Groove On Over To Vinyl Street Café's First Birthday Bash In Fairfield

    Groove On Over To Vinyl Street Café's First Birthday Bash In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — If you thought vinyl records went the way of mood rings and floppy discs, stop on by Vinyl Street Café, which will celebrate its one-year anniversary with much hoopla this Saturday.The anniversary festivities include live music performances, tasty breakfast and lunch options from BFF Grill food truck, craft beer and always popular raffles and giveaways. You can even ...

  8. Bridgeport Center Combats Violence, Trauma With Summer Camp Fun

    Bridgeport Center Combats Violence, Trauma With Summer Camp Fun

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Children across the region who’ve suffered trauma will have a welcome respite this summer thanks to a new camp launched by The Center for Family Justice.Camp HOPE Connecticut is the first summer camp and mentoring program in New England specifically tailored for children who have experienced primary and secondary abuse and trauma.The camp, which is free to campers, ...

  9. Boy, 12, In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car In Shelton

    Boy, 12, In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 12-year-old boy is in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital today, after he was struck by a car while riding his bike Thursday, police said.The boy, who was not identified, was riding his bicycle at the intersection of Maltby and Gilbert streets around 6:30 p.m. when he was hit, police said.He was treated at the scene and transferred to the New Haven hospital ...

  10. Heat Kills: Students' Signs Serve As Life-Saving Reminder In Westport

    Heat Kills: Students' Signs Serve As Life-Saving Reminder In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport kids and their furry friends are a little bit safer this summer due to an imaginative project by three Staples High School students.Brandon Malin, Alison Green and Jordi Katz teamed up to create heat safety signs for local parking lots, reminding drivers about the dangers of leaving children and pets in parked cars in the summer heat.With support from First ...

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