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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Fairfield U. Golf Now Calls Brooklawn Country Club Its New Home

    Fairfield U. Golf Now Calls Brooklawn Country Club Its New Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Fairfield University golf teams just got a much shorter commute to the links.On Friday, the university announced the new home of Fairfield Golf will be Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, as opposed to Race Brook Country Club in Orange, where the teams used to practice and play.“Brooklawn Country Club is an incredible course and facility to serve as the home of ...

  8. Raveis Ride + Walk In Norwalk Equals Critical Cancer Research Funding

    Raveis Ride + Walk In Norwalk Equals Critical Cancer Research Funding

    NORWALK, Conn. — About 1,000 bicyclists and walkers will converge on Calf Pasture Beach Sunday for the 3rd annual Raveis Ride + Walk Cancer Research Fundraiser.The event raises critical funds to support innovative young scientists through the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. It is sponsored by William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance and the William Raveis Charitable ...

  9. Fore! Golfers Swing For 100 Holes For A Good Cause Through Fairfield's SHU

    Fore! Golfers Swing For 100 Holes For A Good Cause Through Fairfield's SHU

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Ever dream of playing golf from dawn ’til dusk?Volunteers from Sacred Heart University will be doing just that Oct. 2 — and for a good cause.SHU’s Office of Volunteer Programs and Service Learning is sponsoring a golf marathon to support Hall Neighborhood House Monday at the Innis Arden Golf Club in Greenwich.Golfers will try to complete at a whopping 100 holes ...

  10. Westport Father-Son Thrilled Their Film "Marshall" Hits The Big Screen Soon

    Westport Father-Son Thrilled Their Film "Marshall" Hits The Big Screen Soon

    WESTPORT, Conn. — “Marshall,” a feature film written by Westport Attorney Michael Koskoff and his screenwriter son Jacob is set to hit theaters nationwide on October 12.The film, which chronicles a sensational Bridgeport trial that helped cement future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s early reputation, stars Chadwick Boseman in the title role and Kate Hudson as Eleanor ...

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