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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. 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 ...

  2. DEEP: New Fairfield's Popular Squantz Pond Is Closed to Swimming

    DEEP: New Fairfield's Popular Squantz Pond Is Closed to Swimming

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn.— If you're looking to beat the heat, Squantz Pond in New Fairfield is not an option for Wednesday.The swimming area at the popular state park is closed Wednesday due to issues with water quality, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced.Looking to head a little farther north to cool off from the summer heat? The swimming area Lake ...

  3. Pet Food Entrepreneur Caters To Canines In Newtown

    Pet Food Entrepreneur Caters To Canines In Newtown

    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 ...

  4. Bethel-Based UConn Extension Pairs Healthy Eating With Gardening

    Bethel-Based UConn Extension Pairs Healthy Eating With Gardening

    NORWALK, Conn. — Five years ago, the Norwalk Health Department wanted to teach city families how to grow their own fresh vegetables and eat healthy meals“We wanted to find a way to marry the two — gardening and nutrition education,” Norwalk Health Department Health Educator Theresa Argonadezzi told Daily Voice on Monday.So, the department started its Growing Gardens, Growing Health ...

  5. Daily Voice Leaders: United Way Of Western Connecticut CEO Kim Morgan

    Daily Voice Leaders: United Way Of Western Connecticut CEO Kim Morgan

    DANBURY, Conn. — United Way of Western Connecticut’s CEO Kim Morgan said her organization is dedicated to helping those in need.“We’re focused on families that live paycheck to paycheck, and we’re focused on ways to deliver services to those families,” Morgan said.Her organization has many core initiatives around the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed population — better known ...

  6. Entrepreneur Pairs Breathalyzers With iPhones To Prevent DUIs In Newtown

    Entrepreneur Pairs Breathalyzers With iPhones To Prevent DUIs In Newtown

    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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Ulta Beauty Superstore Prepares To Hit The Runway At Danbury Fair Mall

    Ulta Beauty Superstore Prepares To Hit The Runway At Danbury Fair Mall

    DANBURY, Conn. — Ulta Beauty, a fast-growing beauty superstore chain, is preparing to open a new location at the Danbury Fair Mall.The store, which sells an array of cosmetics, haircare, bath & body, fragrance, accessories and appliance products, will open on the second floor in the fall.Ulta recently opened a location down Route 7 in Norwalk.The rapidly growing chain opened 77 ...

  10. 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. ...

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