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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. Stamford Day Care Owner Charged With Manslaughter In Death of Baby Girl

    Stamford Day Care Owner Charged With Manslaughter In Death of Baby Girl

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 35-year-old Stamford day care owner was charged in the death of a 2-month-old baby girl in her care, who died after being rushed to the hospital from her Stamford day care center in July, police said Monday.Police charged Nydia Carrillo-Maldonado, who owned Little Bears Beginnings Daycare, with first-degree manslaughter and risk of injury to a minor, police said ...

  2. State Police Seize Loaded Handgun After Arresting Bridgeport Felon, 26

    State Police Seize Loaded Handgun After Arresting Bridgeport Felon, 26

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 26-year-old convicted felon suspected of being involved in a recent shooting was arrested after officers seized a semi-automatic weapon from a Bridgeport apartment believed to be his home, State Police said.Raul Zayas was arrested Monday by the Connecticut State Police Statewide Urban Violence Cooperative Crime Control Task Force/Gang Unit on an active felony ...

  3. One Lane Of Route 7 Closed Through Branchville For Utility Work

    One Lane Of Route 7 Closed Through Branchville For Utility Work

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Planning on traveling through Ridgefield? Leave some extra time for delays on Monday.Utility work has closed one lane on Route 7 just north of Route 102 in Branchville, causing traffic delays in the area.Flagmen are at the construction site. Northbound and southbound traffic are alternating using the southbound lanes.

  4. Take A Walk Inside A Whale At Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium

    Take A Walk Inside A Whale At Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium

    NORWALK, Conn. — Several boaters have reported spotting whales in the waters of Long Island Sound off the coast of Fairfield County, but one whale has been spotted on land — in the Maritime Aquarium.This whale doesn’t consume marine life or breach the high seas. It is an inflatable walk-in model that offers visitors the chance to see the inside structure of the mammal that has ...

  5. Ambler Farm Animals Will Go Home To Roost At Westport's Speckled Rooster

    Ambler Farm Animals Will Go Home To Roost At Westport's Speckled Rooster

    WILTON, Conn. — Ambler Farm recently got a rather unique delivery by express mail — baby chicks straight from the farm. “We get them within two days of them being born,” said Kevin Meehan, Ambler Farm's property and program director.The chicks join a menagerie of new animals at the farm, including baby ducks, turkeys and geese.Children at the farm’s summer camp get to interact with the ...

  6. Students Take Deep Dive Into Summer Science At Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium

    Students Take Deep Dive Into Summer Science At Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium

    NORWALK, Conn. — A group of rising eighth- and ninth-graders in Norwalk is spending part of their summer learning lessons about underwater science at a free weeklong camp at the Maritime Aquarium.“We jam-packed all the fun things we could do into the week," education supervisor Bridget Cervero said from a technology classroom at the aquarium Wednesday.Students made discoveries ...

  7. Norwalk Police: Driver, 29, Intentionally Hits Woman With Her Car

    Norwalk Police: Driver, 29, Intentionally Hits Woman With Her Car

    NORWALK, Conn. — A 29-year-old driver intentionally struck a woman with her car Monday night after an argument over her driving, Norwalk police said.The woman was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries to her right foot, ankle and head, police said.The incident began when the victim and her daughter were passengers in a car driven by Shannon Landa, police said. ...

  8. South Main Street Reopens After Dump Truck Strikes Bridge in South Norwalk

    South Main Street Reopens After Dump Truck Strikes Bridge in South Norwalk

    UPDATE: Both lanes of South Main Street have been reopened. NORWALK, Conn. — An oversized garbage truck that was wedged under the train bridge on Washington Street on Monday afternoon has been removed, but traffic is still snarled in South Norwalk with a portion of South Main Street closed in the area. A flatbed truck and tow truck were on the scene trying to get the truck out, ...

  9. Norwalk Public Library Calls All Muggles To Harry Potter Release Party

    Norwalk Public Library Calls All Muggles To Harry Potter Release Party

    NORWALK, Conn. — As a huge Harry Potter fan, Norwalk Public Library’s Director of Youth Library Services Vicki Oatis always wanted to hold a midnight release party for a Harry Potter book. Now, with the release of a manuscript based on a play of J.K. Rowling’s beloved series, her idea has become a reality. On Saturday, she and her staff with host Harry Potter Midnight Release Party for ...

  10. Letter From Convention: Stamford Delegate Pushes Progressive Platform

    Letter From Convention: Stamford Delegate Pushes Progressive Platform

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford resident Nina Sherwood is attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a Connecticut delegate. Here are her reflections on her experience Wednesday at the convention in her own words:Third day of the Democratic National Convention and things are still severed. Most of the top-billed speeches were excellent. Vice President Joe Biden always ...

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