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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. Connecticut Delegates to Share Democratic National Convention Experiences

    Connecticut Delegates to Share Democratic National Convention Experiences

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Two Bernie Sanders delegates from Fairfield County will be sharing their unique experiences at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with the Daily Voice.Nina Sherwood and Chris Yerinides, who are both delegates from the 4th Congressional District, plan to offer daily dispatches to Daily Voice readers. Sherwood actively campaigned for Sanders and ...

  2. Man Charged With Abusing 2-Year-Old Girl Lured Family To Connecticut

    Man Charged With Abusing 2-Year-Old Girl Lured Family To Connecticut

    NORWALK, Conn. — A 31-year-old Norwalk man charged with child abuse had lured a woman from California, then beat and starved her 2-year-old daughter, according to police and The Hour.Police began investigating Pedro Salinas, a registered sex offender, on May 26 after police received a report of child abuse from the Department of Children and Families, police said.Salinas, of 2 Lincoln ...

  3. Presumptive Green Party Presidential Nominee Makes Stop in Fairfield County

    Presumptive Green Party Presidential Nominee Makes Stop in Fairfield County

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Dr. Jill Stein has another name for those who are members of the Green Party.“You could also call us former Democrats,” said Stein, the presumptive Green Party presidential nominee. “Welcome to the club.”Stein spoke to a crowd of about 100, who gathered at the Stamford Innovation Center on Thursday evening. The stop in Stamford followed a petition rally in New London ...

  4. Presumptive Green Party Presidential Nominee to Make Stop in Connecticut

    Presumptive Green Party Presidential Nominee to Make Stop in Connecticut

    STAMFORD, Conn. — In a month of highly televised Democratic and Republican conventions, Dr. Jill Stein hopes to paint Stamford — and the country — green.Stein, presumptive presidential nominee for the Green Party, is scheduled to appear in Stamford on Thursday for a rally. She plans to make a 6 p.m. appearance at the Stamford Innovation Center, which is located at Main and Atlantic ...

  5. Greenwich Doctor Uses New Approach To Reduce Post-Surgery Pain

    Greenwich Doctor Uses New Approach To Reduce Post-Surgery Pain

    GREENWICH, Conn. — A Greenwich orthopedic sports surgeon is taking a unique approach to help his patients manage pain from surgery.Dr. Paul Sethi of ONS can inject a numbing medication called Exparel during surgery, which can reduce — or even completely eliminate — the need for his patients to have prescription opioids post-surgery.“They can recover faster, they can have less pain, they ...

  6. Chinese Team Swims Through Norwalk On The Way To Rio For Olympics

    Chinese Team Swims Through Norwalk On The Way To Rio For Olympics

    NORWALK, Conn. — Standing in a room overlooking Swim Seventy’s indoor six-lane 50-meter pool, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling welcomed the Chinese Olympic Swim Team, which is training in the city on the road to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.“We are so honored to have your team here in Norwalk, Connecticut,” Rilling told more than two-dozen people gathered for a ceremony Friday. “I can’t help but ...

  7. First West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Of The Summer Found In Fairfield County

    First West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Of The Summer Found In Fairfield County

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The state's first mosquitoes of the summer found to be infected with the West Nile Virus were trapped in Stamford, the state announced Friday.The mosquitoes were trapped on July 6, and tested by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.After the discovery, Stamford officials urged the public to take ...

  8. Connecticut Man, 23, Heads To Democratic Convention As A Delegate

    Connecticut Man, 23, Heads To Democratic Convention As A Delegate

    NORWALK, Conn. — With plans to attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a delegate later this month, a 23-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter from Norwalk turned to GoFundMe to to help defray the cost of his trip.“It would hard to do this entirely by myself,” Chris Yerinides, a recent college graduate, told Daily Voice. The results have been successful: Yerinides has ...

  9. Connecticut's Frey Named A Sergeant-at-Arms at 2016 Republican Convention

    Connecticut's Frey Named A Sergeant-at-Arms at 2016 Republican Convention

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A Ridgefield man will step into the national spotlight at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week as one of the convention's three Sergeant-at-Arms, the Republican National Committee recently announced.State Rep. John Frey, who represents the 111th District, will serve alongside Bruce Hough, national committeeman from Utah, and Shawn Steel, national ...

  10. Connecticut Sanders Supporter Doesn't Feel 'Berned' By Hillary Endorsement

    Connecticut Sanders Supporter Doesn't Feel 'Berned' By Hillary Endorsement

    NORWALK, Conn. — Even though Bernie Sanders shared the stage with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, a loyal 23-year-old Norwalk Bernie supporter said the endorsement is by no means an end — or a betrayal.“I think it’s very important that the Bernie supporters don’t see this as a betrayal but more as the next step forward,” Chris Yerinides told Daily Voice.“I think to turn ...

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