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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. Burgeoning Model Airplane Club Takes Flight At Redding's Meadow Ridge

    Burgeoning Model Airplane Club Takes Flight At Redding's Meadow Ridge

    REDDING, Conn. — A love of flying runs in Bill Morris’s family. His father served as an aerial photography instructor in World War I. Morris, a Redding resident, would later carrying on the flying tradition by learning to solo pilot a Cessna 150.On Tuesday, Morris watched a model aircraft demonstration at the Meadow Ridge retirement community. Though he hasn’t flown a plane for years, ...

  2. Newtown Commuters Encouraged To Ditch The Drive For CTrides Week

    Newtown Commuters Encouraged To Ditch The Drive For CTrides Week

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford Mayor David Martin kicked off his week with a change in his routine: He biked to a Monday morning event. And the ride went without a hitch.“I didn't have any problems,” Martin said, holding a bike helmet and sporting a reflective vest Monday morning. “It was refreshing. It was wonderful. And if you’re visible and obey the traffic laws, then the traffic avoids ...

  3. Health Expert Recommends Simple Steps To Prevent Lyme Disease In Newtown

    Health Expert Recommends Simple Steps To Prevent Lyme Disease In Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — While many people take precautions to avoid Lyme disease-carrying ticks on adventures and hikes, a Danbury health expert said that ticks also hang out close to home — in your own backyard. “They’re not likely to be out in open fields that have a lot of sunshine,” said Amber Butler, MPH, who is the lead research associate for Western Connecticut Health Network’s ...

  4. Daily Voice Leaders: Darien Rowayton Bank President Bob Kettenmann

    Daily Voice Leaders: Darien Rowayton Bank President Bob Kettenmann

    DARIEN, Conn. — Do customers who seek to bank locally sacrifice competitive rates on savings and loans? Not so, according to the head of a bank based in Darien.“We can do everything a big bank can do, and we can do it at relatively the same cost,” Darien Rowayton Bank President Bob Kettenmann told the Daily Voice in a recent interview. Kettenmann said advances in technology allow to the ...

  5. Newtown Barbershop, Salon Leading Charge To Help Wounded Vet Build A Home

    Newtown Barbershop, Salon Leading Charge To Help Wounded Vet Build A Home

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Newtown barber shop is living up to its name by helping to fund the construction of an accessible house for a wounded Army veteran from Connecticut.Hero For Men Barbering — along with Newtown’s Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy and Ricci’s Salon — is scheduled to offer men’s and women’s cuts on Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a donation to help fund the ...

  6. Everything You Need To Know Before Voting In The Primary In Bethel, Newtown

    Everything You Need To Know Before Voting In The Primary In Bethel, Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — High voter turnout is expected across Connecticut -- particularly among young Democrats -- in Tuesday’s highly contested presidential primary, which has been described as a "nail-biter" and a political "playoff."Registered Democrats and Republicans in Connecticut can head to the polls anytime between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Any voter standing in ...

  7. Clinton Takes On Guns, Addiction, Wages During Bridgeport Campaign Rally

    Clinton Takes On Guns, Addiction, Wages During Bridgeport Campaign Rally

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton pledged to tackle gun violence, drug addiction and the minimum wage during a campaign rally in Connecticut’s largest city Sunday.Gun control would be a “centerpiece” issue of a Clinton presidency, she said at the Bridgeport event, which was held 20 miles from where the Sandy Hook School shooting took place. Each day, 90 people ...

  8. Supporters And The Curious Eagerly Await Clinton's Arrival In Bridgeport

    Supporters And The Curious Eagerly Await Clinton's Arrival In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Like many of the hundreds of people waiting in line, Marcia Eckerd of Black Rock was eagerly waiting for her chance to hear Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton speak at the University of Bridgeport Sunday.“I’m excited to hear what she has to say and excited at the idea of her being president,” Eckerd said from the line.Eckerd supported Obama in 2008 as well as in ...

  9. Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Stumps For Clinton In Stamford

    Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Stumps For Clinton In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Cecile Richards is spending “every waking volunteer hour” criss-crossing the country, stumping for Hillary Clinton for president. Friday was no different.She stopped by the Parkway Diner in Stamford to express her support for Clinton, particularly for her advocacy for women’s health issues.Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned ...

  10. Sacred Heart Professor Predicts Victories For Clinton, Trump In Connecticut

    Sacred Heart Professor Predicts Victories For Clinton, Trump In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — With Connecticut’s presidential primary looming on the horizon, a local political expert predicts that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will win the popular vote in the Nutmeg State, just as they did earlier this week in the Empire State.Trump swept the Republican field in the primary in New York on Tuesday, winning about 60 percent of the vote. Clinton took ...

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