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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. Co-Working Community Finds 'Serendipity' In Stamford

    Co-Working Community Finds 'Serendipity' In Stamford

    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. Ferguson Patrons Explore New Worlds With Virtual Reality In Stamford

    Ferguson Patrons Explore New Worlds With Virtual Reality In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The first time Hugh Seaton experienced virtual reality, he liked the idea but was unsure how the technology could be used."I thought it was great,” Seaton recently told Daily Voice. But “I didn’t think it was scalable."But times have changed. Now, "you can see virtual reality on YouTube,” Seaton said.Last week, visitors to a computer lab at Stamford’s ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Van Rollover Blocks Atlantic Street & North State In Stamford

    Van Rollover Blocks Atlantic Street & North State In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Atlantic Street and North State Street in downtown Stamford will be closed traffic until further notice due to a motor vehicle accident late Thursday morning, Stamford police said.Several police units are on the scene of the crash under the I-95 bridge. A commercial van flipped onto its side on the southbound lanes of Atlantic Street heading toward Harbor Point. The ...

  6. Dangers Of Addiction Hit Home In Stamford On Overdose Awareness Day

    Dangers Of Addiction Hit Home In Stamford On Overdose Awareness Day

    STAMFORD, Conn. — At a time when communities across Connecticut are grappling with a growing number of opioid overdoses, state and local officials gathered at the Stamford Government Center to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day. “It's a necessary step in making sure that people are fully aware of the opioid crisis,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said at the event Wednesday. Towns and ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. United Way Helps 100 Stamford Students Get Ready To Go Back To School

    United Way Helps 100 Stamford Students Get Ready To Go Back To School

    STAMFORD, Conn. — More than 100 students at two Stamford elementary schools will start school in September with new school supplies and clothing donated by employees at 20 local companies.The items go a long way toward making sure that those students feel ready and prepared for school, according to United Way of Western Connecticut Community Impact Coordinator Nicole Granskog.“They ...

  9. Stamford Entrepreneur Tells His Business Story In A 'Nutshell'

    Stamford Entrepreneur Tells His Business Story In A 'Nutshell'

    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 ...

  10. Former Bang Sous Chef Brings 'Wood Fired Pizza On The Go' To Stamford

    Former Bang Sous Chef Brings 'Wood Fired Pizza On The Go' To Stamford

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich resident Louise Joseph worked in corporations and started a faux finish company. But she wanted to return to the kitchen.“I was just drawn back to cooking,” Joseph said. So she worked as a private chef and eventually decided to start a food truck focusing on pizza named Dough Girls.Her choice of food truck is not entirely surprising: She grew up miles away ...

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