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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.

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  1. Entrepreneur Pairs Breathalyzers With iPhones To Prevent DUIs In Westport

    Entrepreneur Pairs Breathalyzers With iPhones To Prevent DUIs In Westport

    WILTON, Conn. — Brian Griffin was driving to a funeral early one morning when he started to think about the fragility of life.The Wilton man's thoughts turned to his teenage kids, who were about start driving. Knowing how even the best people can be tempted to drink and drive, Griffin wanted to make sure his children would never get behind the wheel while intoxicated.“My worst fear was ...

  2. Green Party: Stein Gets Needed Signatures To Make The Ballot In Connecticut

    Green Party: Stein Gets Needed Signatures To Make The Ballot In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Green Party of Connecticut has collected enough signatures to put presidential candidate Jill Stein on the ballot this November “barring any irregularities with how they are evaluated," co-chair Mike DeRosa said in a statement Friday. According to the party, officials collected 14,000 and 15,000 signatures — about double the required 7,500 valid ...

  3. Westport Entrepreneur Reimagines Bakery Favorites As Gluten-Free Foods

    Westport Entrepreneur Reimagines Bakery Favorites As Gluten-Free Foods

    WESTPORT, Conn. — What do Stacy Orseck’s carrot apple muffins and chive dinner rolls have in common? They’re both gluten free.Orseck, a Westport entrepreneur and owner of The Bee & The Baker, offers up an array of baked goods — made without gluten or dairy. And it’s all fresh.“People that are gluten free … have been looking for things they can grab that taste good because a lot of ...

  4. Norwalk Police Ask For Help Identifying Suspect In Theft Of Lotto Tickets

    Norwalk Police Ask For Help Identifying Suspect In Theft Of Lotto Tickets

    UPDATE: The suspect has been identified, police said.NORWALK, Conn. — Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in multiple thefts of lottery tickets from local businesses, Norwalk police said Thursday.The suspect is a 6-foot-tall balding white man with a medium build, police said. Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to to contact Detective Maloney at ...

  5. Police: South Norwalk Traffic Stop Nets Three Men On Drug Charges

    Police: South Norwalk Traffic Stop Nets Three Men On Drug Charges

    NORWALK, Conn. — Three men were busted on drug charges after speeding through a stop sign in Norwalk and officers found cocaine, marijuana and Ecstasy in their car, police said. Officers on patrol saw a Honda driven by 18-year-old Tyrique Bowman speeding down Lexington Avenue at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, police said. After Bowman ran a stop sign at Ely and Wilson avenues, officers pulled the ...

  6. Come Rain Or Shine, Teen Forecasts Fairfield County Weather Every Day

    Come Rain Or Shine, Teen Forecasts Fairfield County Weather Every Day

    WILTON, Conn. — Wilton High School’s Jackson Dill didn’t wake up one day thinking he’d start his own weather forecasting website: It was a natural progression of his interest in meteorology.“Two of my friends would always ask me, ‘What’s the weather for the day?' And so after awhile ... one of them suggested I create a website,” Jackson said. So he did.Jackson, who launched his site in ...

  7. Family Plans To Show Modern Reinvention Of Butter Churn In Westport

    Family Plans To Show Modern Reinvention Of Butter Churn In Westport

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — New Canaan’s Frey family always made hand-churned butter during special holidays using an old-fashioned vintage butter churn. But that churn stopped working five or six years ago, leaving them with a dilemma. “We tried to replace it with a modern version, and there wasn’t one that filled the bill on the market,” Kiki Frey Egli told Daily Voice. “We couldn’t find a ...

  8. Norwalk Police: Bank Robber With Cane Who Fled In Black Sedan

    Norwalk Police: Bank Robber With Cane Who Fled In Black Sedan

    NORWALK, Conn. — The man who robbed the Webster Bank on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk last Friday fled in a black sedan — possibly a Ford model with New York plates, police said Tuesday.Police had previously released photos of the suspect but did not describe the getaway car.The suspect is described as a black man in his 50s, with a medium build and 5 feet, 6 inches tall, police said. ...

  9. Police: No Damage, Injuries After Shots Reported Fired in Norwalk

    Police: No Damage, Injuries After Shots Reported Fired in Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Multiple callers reported shots fired at the Roodner Court housing complex Monday night, but responding officers did not find any injuries or damage, police said. Police said “numerous” units responded to Building 19 at the housing complex at 9:59 p.m. Officers had found no evidence of anything or anyone struck by the reported shots as of Tuesday morning, police ...

  10. New Luxury Apartments Bring Contemporary Urban 'Zen' To South Norwalk

    New Luxury Apartments Bring Contemporary Urban 'Zen' To South Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. -- A new 66-unit luxury apartment building is leasing in the heart SoNo, according to a banner on the Washington Street building.SoNo Pearl is located on a busy restaurant row near the South Norwalk train station and the Maritime Aquarium. One-bedroom rentals at the building start at $1,910 a month, while two-bedroom rentals start at $2,665 a month.It also boasts ...

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