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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Bookworms Unite! It's Time For The Pequot Library Summer Sale In Fairfield

    Bookworms Unite! It's Time For The Pequot Library Summer Sale In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — With an estimated 140,000 books to choose from, there will be something for every taste at the 57th annual Pequot Library Summer Book Sale, a much-anticipated event running from Friday, July 21 through Tuesday, July 25 at the Southport library.Dubbed “The Best Book Sale in New England,” the library’s sale draws both book dealers looking for rare finds and voracious ...

  2. City Lights Celebrates SAMESEX With Exhibit, Pride Parade, Variety Show

    City Lights Celebrates SAMESEX With Exhibit, Pride Parade, Variety Show

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — City Lights invites the public to the 7th annual SAMESEX exhibit Thursday night, followed by the yearly Pride Parade, a drag contest and a variety show featuring members of Les Ballet Eloelle and a Liberace tribute.SAMESEX explores LGBT themes, same-sex attraction and current affairs. Artists, who need not be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to participate, have ...

  3. Governor, Ganim Applaud New Digs At Former Father Panik Site in Bridgeport

    Governor, Ganim Applaud New Digs At Former Father Panik Site in Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Gov. Dannel Malloy and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim made the scene Tuesday for the official opening celebration at Crescent Crossings, a new mixed-income complex that has risen from the site of one of the most violent housing developments in the country.The former Father Panik Village, which was demolished in the 1990s, is now home to 93 units of energy-efficient one-, ...

  4. Police: Burglar Steals $7,000 In Tools From Fairfield Home

    Police: Burglar Steals $7,000 In Tools From Fairfield Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — About $7,000 in power tools were taken from a home under construction on Black Rock Turnpike sometime last week, police said.The owners had left the home on July 9, returning on Friday to find a lock box on the rear sliding door had been pried and the key was missing, police said.Detectives are investigating the crime.To sign up for Daily Voice's email news alerts, ...

  5. Police: Wrong-Way Crash Sends Man To Hospital In Fairfield

    Police: Wrong-Way Crash Sends Man To Hospital In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Massachusetts man found himself in the hospital Sunday after an early-morning wrong-way crash near the Post Road traffic circle.Police said the 47-year-old from Haverhill was driving westbound on the Post Road around 3:45 a.m. when he failed to veer to the right to enter the traffic circle, instead heading straight into eastbound lanes.He struck a utility pole ...

  6. Fairfield Cops: Woman Leaves Door Open For Cat, Burglar Walks In

    Fairfield Cops: Woman Leaves Door Open For Cat, Burglar Walks In

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An Oldfield Road woman’s $600 bike disappeared Friday night when she left her garage door slightly open for her cat.Sometime during the overnight hours, a thief got into the garage, taking the turquoise Raleigh bike and apparently leaving a small blue bike in front of the neighbor’s house, police said.The thief left the woman’s helmet behind on a table.To sign up for ...

  7. Fairfield Police: Driver, 85, At Fault In Head-On Collision

    Fairfield Police: Driver, 85, At Fault In Head-On Collision

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two drivers were sent to the hospital Saturday after a head-on collision on Stratfield Road around 12:30 p.m., police said.Terence Roach, 85, of Bennett Street, received a misdemeanor summons for making an improper left turn when he tried to turn onto Bond Street from the southbound lane and hit an oncoming car driven by a 35-year-old Bridgeport man, police said.Both ...

  8. Fairfield Police: Banned Woman Found In Downtown Bookstore — Again

    Fairfield Police: Banned Woman Found In Downtown Bookstore — Again

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Newtown woman who had been banned from the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore was arrested July 14 when she was found sitting in the store drinking a coffee, police said.Megan Oddis-Switzer, 51, of Huntington Road, was charged with first-degree criminal trespass. On Feb. 15, 2015, Oddis-Switzer was found on the the university’s North Benson Road campus and was ...

  9. Fairfield Police: Brooklyn Man Arrested After Fleeing Midday Crash Scene

    Fairfield Police: Brooklyn Man Arrested After Fleeing Midday Crash Scene

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Brooklyn man was arrested Sunday when he drove off an I-95 exit ramp and hit signs and a standing traffic signal post before fleeing the scene with his passenger, police said.Rayon Williams, 20, of Maple Street, was charged with evading responsibility, failure to drive right, failure to obey a traffic signal and operating without a license, police said.Witnesses who ...

  10. Police: Fairfield Man Brandishes Knives, Threatens To 'Kill Reptiles'

    Police: Fairfield Man Brandishes Knives, Threatens To 'Kill Reptiles'

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 22-year-old Fairfield man pulled two knives on a younger victim Friday and threatened to kill his reptiles for failing to open a home’s door fast enough, police said.Tanner Blank, of Rowland Road, was charged with second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct just before 6:30 p.m., after he found the home’s door locked and called on the victim, who was inside, to ...

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