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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. Firefighters Tackle Burning Truck At Lumber Mill In Redding

    Firefighters Tackle Burning Truck At Lumber Mill In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. — Firefighters extinguished a fully involved truck fire that spread to a large wood pile at a Redding lumber mill on Tuesday evening, the West Redding Volunteer Fire Department said in a Facebook post. Firefighters responded to a reported truck fire at a lumber mill on Route 7 at about 7:45 p.m. Crews were able to quickly knock down the blaze, fire officials said. West ...

  2. Artist Creates 'Pet-Traits' for Animal Owners in Newtown

    Artist Creates 'Pet-Traits' for Animal Owners in Newtown

    WILTON, Conn. — Wilton's Susan Kurnit always always had a passion for art.“If you asked me what I wanted to be when I was in kindergarten, I would say I want to be an artist,” Kurnit told Daily Voice.So Kurnit sketched and painted for years. But now she is sharing her love of art and animals by painting animal “pet-traits” for pet owners.The transition from painting for herself to ...

  3. Looking For Pokémon? Check The Stacks At The Library In Newtown

    Looking For Pokémon? Check The Stacks At The Library In Newtown

    STAMFORD, Conn. — You gotta catch ‘em all — even in the library.The Pokémon Go app has taken Fairfield County and the nation by storm, sending loyal fans searching public places — including libraries — in search of virtual Pokémon characters.“It’s getting people out — off the couches and walking around,” Ferguson Library’s Digital Librarian Frank Skornia told Daily Voice on ...

  4. Expert From Redding Shares Secrets Of Writing The Perfect College Essay

    Expert From Redding Shares Secrets Of Writing The Perfect College Essay

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It’s a question that daunts many high school seniors: What topic should I choose for my college application essay?Joanna Novins, a writing coach with Redding-based First Impressions College Consulting, said one way to approach the college essay is to write about a challenge.“Maybe you got into athletics and were injured in some way and had to change way you ...

  5. Police Arrest Norwalk Man Who Called Dallas Shooter A Hero On Social Media

    Police Arrest Norwalk Man Who Called Dallas Shooter A Hero On Social Media

    NORWALK, Conn. — A 34-year-old Norwalk man was arrested on charges of making social media posts that advocated violence against police officers, Norwalk police said Sunday.On Friday, the Norwalk Police Department's detective bureau learned of the Facebook posts. Officers later identified their author as Kurt Vanzuuk, police said. The posts indicated that the Dallas shooter was a hero ...

  6. Bridgeport Group Plans March To Heal, Inspire Change After Police Shootings

    Bridgeport Group Plans March To Heal, Inspire Change After Police Shootings

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport organization is planning to hold a march Sunday to inspire positive change and to help the community heal after the deaths of two black men who were shot by police officers in separate incidents in Louisiana and Minnesota.Alton Sterling was fatally shot in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, and Philando Castile was killed in St. Paul on Wednesday. Both were shot ...

  7. Tusk & Cup's Coffee Director Aims To Brew The Perfect Cup In Ridgefield

    Tusk & Cup's Coffee Director Aims To Brew The Perfect Cup In Ridgefield

    WILTON, Conn. — When Jason Varga was looking to grow his coffee career, he turned to the Internet to find a new position.He just happened upon a small coffee and gelato house named Tusk & Cup about to open up in Ridgefield. He responded to the ad, which turned out to be a perfect fit.Varga, one of Tusk & Cup’s original employees, is now the company’s coffee director. And he has ...

  8. Commuter Advocate Gives Metro-North ‘Two Thumbs Up’ For New Ticket App

    Commuter Advocate Gives Metro-North ‘Two Thumbs Up’ For New Ticket App

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A new app that will allow train riders on Metro-North's New Haven Line to purchase tickets from their smartphones is drawing praise from Fairfield County’s leading commuter advocate.“I think it looks great,” Commuter Action Group founder Jim Cameron of Darien told the Daily Voice. “It has the kind of functionality that will make riding Metro-North easier.”The ...

  9. 'Indicator Bacteria' Closes New Fairfield's Popular Squantz Pond

    'Indicator Bacteria' Closes New Fairfield's Popular Squantz Pond

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn.— If you're looking to beat the heat, Squantz Pond in New Fairfield is no longer an option for today. The swimming area at the popular state park is closed Thursday due to the presence of "indicator bacteria," the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced.According to the department, "indicator bacteria are not disease ...

  10. Fireworks Stands Gear Up For Fourth Of July Crowds Across Fairfield County

    Fireworks Stands Gear Up For Fourth Of July Crowds Across Fairfield County

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Alex Roldan’s father used to be the chef at Stamford’s venerable La Bretagne restaurant. While the restaurant has since closed, his son has taken on a business — in the same spot. Roldan sells fireworks for Constitution Fireworks, which is a locally owned and operated business unlike the vendors that come from out of state.“The traffic here is great,” Roldan told Daily ...

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