News / March 21, 2019 AARP Connecticut Announces 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program to Help Make Communities Better for All Ages

By Tribuna Staff

AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / March 16, 2019 Beware of Tax Scams

By Catherine Blinder

It’s nearing tax time again, and every year, around this time, we hear about an increase in calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They will often ask you for your Social Security number (SSN), or other personal and financial information. The IRS does not call people and ask them...

News / March 14, 2019 Federal Monitor’s Report in DCF Case Shows Continued Concerns

By Kathleen Megan | CTMirror.org

The latest report from the federal monitor of the state Department of Children and Families shows that the agency maintained compliance with five of 10 measures that are part of a court supervised exit plan, but is still failing to meet the remaining five – including those related to hiring and caseloads. “I think it’s...

AARP Connecticut Announces 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program to Help Make Communities Better for All Ages

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AARP Connecticut Announces 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program to Help Make Communities Better for All Ages

By Tribuna Staff

AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is…

Beware of Tax Scams

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Beware of Tax Scams

By Catherine Blinder

It’s nearing tax time again, and every year, around this time, we hear about an increase in calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They will often ask you for your Social Security number (SSN), or other personal and financial information. The IRS does not call people and ask them…

Federal Monitor’s Report in DCF Case Shows Continued Concerns

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Federal Monitor’s Report in DCF Case Shows Continued Concerns

By Kathleen Megan | CTMirror.org

The latest report from the federal monitor of the state Department of Children and Families shows that the agency maintained compliance with five of 10 measures that are part of a court supervised exit plan, but is still failing to meet the remaining five – including those related to hiring and caseloads. “I think it’s…

Lamont Budget Takes the First Step Toward Tolls

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Lamont Budget Takes the First Step Toward Tolls

By Keith M. Phaneuf CTMirror.org

Gov. Ned Lamont used his first budget Wednesday to lay the groundwork for the restoration of tolls to Connecticut highways. Administration officials stressed they are just beginning a conversation with lawmakers about tolls. But the budget proposal also would cancel a crucial transfer of sales tax receipts to the Special Transportation Fund — a move…

School Budget Season – Time to Get Informed and Involved

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School Budget Season – Time to Get Informed and Involved

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It’s school budget season, and whether or not you have children in the school system, you should get informed and involved. According to an analysis by the Connecticut School Finance Project, Danbury Public Schools is the 7th largest district in Connecticut and educates 11,483 students. Of those students, nearly 60 percent are low-income, over 1…

Integrating Is Possible

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Integrating Is Possible

By Karla Rensch

One of the greatest challenges for most immigrants is to speak the language of the country in which they have chosen to live. Therefore, to attain comprehensive and tangible integration in a culture that is not yours, learning the language is a must. Language learning should be an important focus for all newcomers, but that…

Kindness, Compassion Move Fifth-Grader to Raise Money for Classmates

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Kindness, Compassion Move Fifth-Grader to Raise Money for Classmates

By Tribuna News

When Najiah Tallman, a fifth-grader at King Street Intermediate School, learned that a few of her classmates would not be able to attend their end-of-year field trip because they didn’t have the money, she decided to raise the funds for them. In February, Najiah handed over $267 to her school’s administrators to help defray the…

Danbury Dominican Community Celebrates 175th anniversary of its Country’s Independence

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Danbury Dominican Community Celebrates 175th anniversary of its Country’s Independence

By Tribuna Staff

On February 26, under freezing temperatures, members of the Dominican community in Danbury gathered at City Hall alongside municipal and state leaders to raise the Dominican Flag in celebration of the 175th anniversary of their country’s independence. The ceremony began with the U.S. and Dominican flags being raised to the sounds of the two countries’…

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