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Association of Women Entrepreneurs Expands Professional Network in Connecticut

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Association of Women Entrepreneurs Expands Professional Network in Connecticut

By Angela Barbosa

From attorneys to real estate brokers to personalized handcrafted soap makers, women have redefined power by not only building their own businesses against all odds, but also continuing to accomplish their roles as mothers and spouses. This scenario was well-exemplified at the second business network gathering of the Connecticut Association of Women Entrepreneurs (AME CT)…

The 2019 American Dream Students of the Year Finalists Announced

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The 2019 American Dream Students of the Year Finalists Announced

By Emanuela Palmares

For the past six years, The New American Dream Foundation (TNADF), through its American Dream Awards Gala, has served as reminder that we are all immigrants, by telling the stories of those who have come to America generations ago and, in the same breath, those who have recently arrived in our country in search of…

Know What Your Contracts Say

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Know What Your Contracts Say

By Catherine Blinder

America is getting older. It is projected that the number of Americans aged 65 and older will more than double from 46 million to over 98 million by 2060. People aged 65 and older will become 24 percent of the population by then.  Along with that aging population, there will be an increase in companies selling products targeted toward aging individuals. We can already see that…

State Budget Relies on $180 M in Tax Receipts Beyond Projections  Money

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State Budget Relies on $180 M in Tax Receipts Beyond Projections Money

By Keith M. Phaneuf | CTMirror.org

Connecticut legislators and governors banned what critics called “wishful budgeting” nearly a decade ago.  After Gov. M. Jodi Rell proposed a budget in 2009 that massively downplayed the coming recession — and was an unprecedented $2.7 billion out of balance, according to one report — lawmakers overhauled the budget-making process.  Simply put, if analysts weren’t ready…

Top 6 Reasons for Families to Explore the Other Side of the State this Summer

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Top 6 Reasons for Families to Explore the Other Side of the State this Summer

By Emanuela Palmares

Connecticut spans just 110 miles from east to west. And 70 miles from north to south. There is plenty to see right in our state for those who do not have big summer travel plans.   Here are a few family fun options on the other side of state (from trills and beaches to dinosaurs) that we recommend “Western Connecticutians” explore and make the best of the summer “staycations.”    Lake Compounce Theme Park  New England’s Family…

Café on The Green: Danbury’s Hidden Treasure

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Café on The Green: Danbury’s Hidden Treasure

By Angela Barbosa

Ranked one of the top 25 public courses in the United States, the Richter Park Golf Course is home to one of Danbury’s hidden treasures, Café on the Green. Surrounded by huge picture windows, the three sides of the restaurant offer a breathtaking view that invites you to sit down and contemplate it while enjoying a casual or formal meal.  For…

Autism Diagnosis: Latinos Face Obstacles

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Autism Diagnosis: Latinos Face Obstacles

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Latinos represent the largest growing population in the United States, yet they have the lowest autism diagnosis rate. And, according to Dr. Lauren Herlihy, who works at the Hospital for Special Care in Connecticut, when Latino children are diagnosed with autism, they tend to be diagnosed, on average, 2.5 years older than non-Latino children.  The earlier a child…

Ready for Local Fresh Produce? Danbury Farmers Market Opens on June 22

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Ready for Local Fresh Produce? Danbury Farmers Market Opens on June 22

By Angela Barbosa

Wait no longer to start bringing fresh and healthy food to your table. Every Saturday from June 22 through October 19, CityCenter Danbury will be hosting a Farmers’ Market at the Danbury Green on National Place from 10 am to 2 pm, except July 20 and September 7.   Held by the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative (DFMCC), the eleven-year event features…

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