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Jay Polansky

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Born and raised in Fairfield County, Jay graduated from Fairfield University. He has written for Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.

Jay Polansky's Contributions

  1. Co-Working Community Finds 'Serendipity' In Fairfield County

    Co-Working Community Finds 'Serendipity' In Fairfield County

    STAMFORD, Conn. — For John Arenas, CEO of Serendipity Labs, choosing a co-working experience should be like choosing a hotel.“You go there for an experience,” Arenas said. “There are a lot of different brands, and you go to the brand that delivers experience you want for that particular need.”Travelers seeking a hotel may choose a property based on whether they’re staying for a business ...

  2. Malloy: Connecticut Not Taking Chances With Zika, West Nile

    Malloy: Connecticut Not Taking Chances With Zika, West Nile

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Even as Miami grapples with locally transmitted cases of Zika virus, Gov. Dannel Malloy said that scenario is not likely in Connecticut. But the state is still not taking any chances.“While it’s unlikely that we will experience local transmission of Zika virus, it is critical that we take the necessary steps to prepare if the virus does present itself that ...

  3. WestConn Meteorologist: Tropical Storm Hermine Will Weaken If It Hits CT

    WestConn Meteorologist: Tropical Storm Hermine Will Weaken If It Hits CT

    UPDATED: Hermine has been upgraded to a hurricane. FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – While Tropical Storm Hermine gathers steam as it nears hurricane status off the coast of Florida, a meteorologist at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury said Connecticut will not likely face the brunt of the storm – if its effects reach the state at all.Current indications suggest Hermine would be a ...

  4. Beardsley Zoo Animals 'Beat The Heat' With Cool Treats

    Beardsley Zoo Animals 'Beat The Heat' With Cool Treats

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- While the staff at Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo keeps a close eye on their animals during the summer heat, the tigers, penguins — and all the species that call Connecticut's only zoo home — are adept at beating the heat naturally. "In actuality, they do very well on their own," Zoo Director Gregg Dancho told Daily Voice in a video. "They will calm ...

  5. Stamford Entrepreneur Brings Nutrition In A 'Nutshell' To Westport

    Stamford Entrepreneur Brings Nutrition In A 'Nutshell' To Westport

    WILTON, Conn. — Will D’Agostino was always a big hiker, skier, camper — an outdoors person. Nuts, fruits and seeds had been a big part of his life for a long time.So after working in mutual funds sales and financial technology, the Stamford resident decided to follow his passion and start selling wholesome nut bars.He developed a business idea — to sell custom nut bars made for ...

  6. Greenwich Police Rescue Kayaker Near Red Rock In Long Island Sound

    Greenwich Police Rescue Kayaker Near Red Rock In Long Island Sound

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- A kayaker was rescued off the coast of Greenwich this weekend after his kayak capsized and sank in Long Island Sound, Greenwich police said in a Facebook post on Sunday.The marine unit received a call from a good samaritan on Channel 16 reporting that a man was stranded on Red Rock, police said. Greenwich marine officers responded to the call along with an officer ...

  7. Bridgeport Woman Charged With Leaving Dog In Hot Car At Stew's

    Bridgeport Woman Charged With Leaving Dog In Hot Car At Stew's

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Police officers rescued a dog from a hot car parked at a Norwalk supermarket Wednesday afternoon and charged the driver with animal cruelty, police said. Officers were called to the parking lot at Stew Leonard’s at 4:10 p.m. on a report of a dog in distress, police said. The dog was in a hot car with only a small opening in the window, police said.Animal control ...

  8. Multiple Dead Bunker Fish Found Floating In Stamford Waterway

    Multiple Dead Bunker Fish Found Floating In Stamford Waterway

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford resident Marge Pavlov saw an unusual and disturbing sight on a morning walk near Czescik Marina — more than a dozen dead fish floating in the water.They were 15 to 20 Menhaden, which are better known as bunker fish. Later, Pavlov learned she wasn't the only one who noticed signs of the small fish kill in Stamford Harbor.One of her friends also observed dead ...

  9. Murphy: Startups Need Support to Fuel Job Growth In Connecticut

    Murphy: Startups Need Support to Fuel Job Growth In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Startups make up only a small percentage of the U.S. economy, but they are a powerful economic force.“They are only 8 percent of companies in this country, but they are 20 percent of new jobs,” U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said at a roundtable discussion held at Comradity in Stamford on Wednesday morning.Even so, startups face big challenges: Half are gone by year ...

  10. Pet Food Entrepreneur Caters To Canines at Westport's Farmers Market

    Pet Food Entrepreneur Caters To Canines at Westport's Farmers Market

    WESTPORT, Conn. — When Paul Gallant’s dog, Hunter, was 3 years old, he was diagnosed with cancer. Doctors gave him six months to live.But through holistic medicine and a food-based approach, Hunter will turn 10 in November. Through it all, Gallant, who has worked in masonry for 30 years, cooked all of Hunter's meals. After he started feeding Hunter healthy, wholesome food, Gallant ...

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