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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. Fairfield County Singer-Songwriter Pens Song Of Solace For Orlando

    Fairfield County Singer-Songwriter Pens Song Of Solace For Orlando

    DARIEN, Conn. — When Will Baird heard about the deadly attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, he decided to create a song and video in hopes of comforting the survivors. Baird, a Norwalk resident who has served as an EMS Duty Supervisor for Darien Post 53, worked until 2 a.m. one night last week to write “I Carry a Candle for You,” which he published on YouTube.“The song kind of ...

  2. Danbury Allergist Takes Innovative Approach To Attacking Peanut Allergies

    Danbury Allergist Takes Innovative Approach To Attacking Peanut Allergies

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury allergist is taking an unusual approach in treating peanut allergy patients — by using small but increasing amounts of peanut flour.Dr. Jonathan Bell practices peanut oral immunotherapy to tackle dangerous peanut allergies. The patients and parents start the treatment feeling a little uncomfortable but are satisfied with the results, he said. “They all come in ...

  3. Newtown Farmer Offers Farm Fresh Eggs At Market In Greenwich

    Newtown Farmer Offers Farm Fresh Eggs At Market In Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Bill Pieragostini is no stranger to agriculture. As a child growing up in Trumbull, his family raised mail-order chickens. Today he offers eggs at the Greenwich Farmers Market — fresh from Newtown’s On The Rocks Farm.Pieragostini began selling his eggs at the Greenwich Farmers Market in 2007 with encouragement from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture. He began ...

  4. Metro-North Probes Walk Bridge Failure As It Draws Praise For Rider Updates

    Metro-North Probes Walk Bridge Failure As It Draws Praise For Rider Updates

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A Fairfield County commuter activist praised Metro-North’s quick and frequent rider updates after a malfunction at Norwalk’s aging Walk Bridge on Saturday halted train traffic and caused huge delays.“Information is power, and when stuff doesn’t work, what you need is fast, accurate, credible information, and I think the railroad provided that,” Commuter Action ...

  5. Owner Of Bethel's Sky Zone Opens Second Location In Norwalk

    Owner Of Bethel's Sky Zone Opens Second Location In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — If you ever wanted to play basketball on a trampoline or jump into a foam pit, now’s your chance.Sky Zone, a national indoor trampoline park franchise, just opened its doors in a converted 40,000-square-foot warehouse building on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Norwalk.Though the jumping is geared toward those ages 5 to 18, adults can participate in special sky fit ...

  6. Fairfield County Veteran Continues To Serve Community In Police Marine Unit

    Fairfield County Veteran Continues To Serve Community In Police Marine Unit

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Fairfield Police Officer Jim Wiltsie of Stratford was always a good kid. But his Marine Corps service made him the person he is today, he told the Daily Voice.“The Marine Corps really set the foundation for my character as far as leadership, and I was able to take that with me the rest of my life,” Wiltsie said.After serving in the Marines Corps and the Marine ...

  7. Greenwich Residents Take In Music, Festive Atmosphere At Town Party

    Greenwich Residents Take In Music, Festive Atmosphere At Town Party

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Longtime Greenwich resident Jenny Larkin sat in the sun at last year’s Greenwich Town Party. This year, she had a strategy to find a better spot.“We got here early, and I came straight to this spot,” said Larkin, who set up camp with her family in the shade.Larkin was one of the thousands of concertgoers who went to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park to hear legendary rockers ...

  8. Entrepreneurs Seek To Grow Popular Food Truck Biz In Fairfield County

    Entrepreneurs Seek To Grow Popular Food Truck Biz In Fairfield County

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford native Darlene Andersen hopes to parlay the success of her popular Melt Mobile food truck into a franchise operation — and possibly stores and kiosks. But she doesn’t plan to take the Melt Mobile too fast.“We need to grow organically and do it the right way,” said Andersen, whose business partner is Stamford native Diana Hall. “I don’t want to grow too ...

  9. Daily Voice Leaders: Mrs. Green's CEO, Pat Brown

    Daily Voice Leaders: Mrs. Green's CEO, Pat Brown

    RYE, N.Y. -- Who says food shopping has to be boring? At Mrs. Green's Natural Market, shoppers can sample an array of healthy and natural foods that taste as good as they are for you.A Westchester County staple since 1991, Mrs. Green's began as a vitamin store before quickly branching out to become the first prominent natural foods store in the area. The original store opened on Central ...

  10. Newtown Birders Flock To Learn Secrets Of Field Guides From Author

    Newtown Birders Flock To Learn Secrets Of Field Guides From Author

    STAMFORD, Conn. — David Sibley grew up alongside people who had a love for birds.“Every adult I knew used a field guide,” Sibley said an event held at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center last week. Later, he would go on to create his own — the New York Times bestselling “The Sibley Guide to Birds.”The work was a natural progression for Sibley, who was surrounded by avid birders and ...

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