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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.

Jay Polansky's Contributions

  1. Co-Working Community Finds 'Serendipity' In Fairfield County

    Co-Working Community Finds 'Serendipity' In Fairfield County

    STAMFORD, Conn. — For John Arenas, CEO of Serendipity Labs, choosing a co-working experience should be like choosing a hotel.“You go there for an experience,” Arenas said. “There are a lot of different brands, and you go to the brand that delivers experience you want for that particular need.”Travelers seeking a hotel may choose a property based on whether they’re staying for a business ...

  2. Malloy: Connecticut Not Taking Chances With Zika, West Nile

    Malloy: Connecticut Not Taking Chances With Zika, West Nile

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Even as Miami grapples with locally transmitted cases of Zika virus, Gov. Dannel Malloy said that scenario is not likely in Connecticut. But the state is still not taking any chances.“While it’s unlikely that we will experience local transmission of Zika virus, it is critical that we take the necessary steps to prepare if the virus does present itself that ...

  3. WestConn Meteorologist: Tropical Storm Hermine Will Weaken If It Hits CT

    WestConn Meteorologist: Tropical Storm Hermine Will Weaken If It Hits CT

    UPDATED: Hermine has been upgraded to a hurricane. FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – While Tropical Storm Hermine gathers steam as it nears hurricane status off the coast of Florida, a meteorologist at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury said Connecticut will not likely face the brunt of the storm – if its effects reach the state at all.Current indications suggest Hermine would be a ...

  4. Beardsley Zoo Animals 'Beat The Heat' With Cool Treats

    Beardsley Zoo Animals 'Beat The Heat' With Cool Treats

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- While the staff at Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo keeps a close eye on their animals during the summer heat, the tigers, penguins — and all the species that call Connecticut's only zoo home — are adept at beating the heat naturally. "In actuality, they do very well on their own," Zoo Director Gregg Dancho told Daily Voice in a video. "They will calm ...

  5. Stamford Entrepreneur Brings Nutrition In A 'Nutshell' To Ridgefield

    Stamford Entrepreneur Brings Nutrition In A 'Nutshell' To Ridgefield

    WILTON, Conn. — Will D’Agostino was always a big hiker, skier, camper — an outdoors person. Nuts, fruits and seeds had been a big part of his life for a long time.So after working in mutual funds sales and financial technology, the Stamford resident decided to follow his passion and start selling wholesome nut bars.He developed a business idea — to sell custom nut bars made for ...

  6. Greenwich Police Rescue Kayaker Near Red Rock In Long Island Sound

    Greenwich Police Rescue Kayaker Near Red Rock In Long Island Sound

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- A kayaker was rescued off the coast of Greenwich this weekend after his kayak capsized and sank in Long Island Sound, Greenwich police said in a Facebook post on Sunday.The marine unit received a call from a good samaritan on Channel 16 reporting that a man was stranded on Red Rock, police said. Greenwich marine officers responded to the call along with an officer ...

  7. State Closes New Fairfield's Popular Squantz Pond Due to Water Quality

    State Closes New Fairfield's Popular Squantz Pond Due to Water Quality

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn.— If you're looking to beat the August heat, Squantz Pond in New Fairfield is not an option for Friday.The swimming area at the popular state park is closed due to issues with water quality, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced. The department said it would resample the water quality Friday. Results from the test will come in on ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Pet Food Entrepreneur Caters To Canines In Ridgefield

    Pet Food Entrepreneur Caters To Canines In Ridgefield

    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 ...

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