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Brazilian Students of Caxiuanã Forest Partake in Cross-Cultural Exchange in Connecticut

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Community In Focus

Brazilian Students of Caxiuanã Forest Partake in Cross-Cultural Exchange in Connecticut

By Mariana Silva

A delegation of eight teenaged students, of San Sebastian Community High School in Portel, at Caxiuanã Bay on the outskirts of Pará in Brazil, joined by their teachers and staff of the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, participated in a 14-day exchange program with students at the Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Schools in Bridgeport. Through Museums…

A New Option Is Emerging in Danbury

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Editorial

A New Option Is Emerging in Danbury

By Emanuela Palmares

A new option for educating our children is emerging in Danbury, and ALL in the community should set aside their pre-conceived notions about school choice and take a deeper look at Danbury Prospect. Danbury Prospect is in its development phase. It is currently in the process of submitting a new charter school application to the…

USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

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Immigration, Public Service Announcements

USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS began issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017. These redesigns use enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant security…

CT’s Tax Revenue Plunge Bottoms Out at $1.5B

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CT’s Tax Revenue Plunge Bottoms Out at $1.5B

By Keith M. Phaneuf | CTMirror.org

Connecticut’s latest budget nightmare became reality on May 1st. Analysts for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration and the legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis downgraded anticipated revenues for the next two fiscal years by $1.46 billion — nearly $600 million next fiscal year and $865 million in 2018-19 — largely because of eroding income tax receipts. Projected…

Chorizo and Spinach Soup

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Culinary // Food

Chorizo and Spinach Soup

By Alicia Ghio

As the weather begins to warm, the foods I crave start to become lighter. But I have to tell you; on a rainy spring day, I still enjoy a comforting hot, hearty meal. I’ll keep dinner easy. And, soup is especially easy when you have ready-made stock or broth on hand. This soup earns high…

School Funding on Trial: High Court Rejects Speeding Up Appeal

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News, Politics

School Funding on Trial: High Court Rejects Speeding Up Appeal

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | CTMirror.org

The Connecticut Supreme Court has denied the state’s unusual request that they speed up hearing arguments against a lower court’s controversial ruling that the state’s way of distributing school aid is irrational and unconstitutional. With the court’s decision not to hear the case the first week of May, the next window for the justices to hear the appeal will…

Going the Distance – D.A.Y.O.’s Alum Terrell Cunningham Is on the Fast Track to Success

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Sports

Going the Distance – D.A.Y.O.’s Alum Terrell Cunningham Is on the Fast Track to Success

By Walt Gunter

Terrell Cunningham began his track and field career back in the 4th grade at Danbury’s Field Day, a track & field meet featuring some of the town’s best elementary school runners. He continued by joining the Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (D.A.Y.O) Lightning Youth Track & Field team in the 6th grade. By the time he…

The Value of Gardening with Children

Kids & Family

The Value of Gardening with Children

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Children are curious; they love to experiment and play in the dirt. How can we channel this energy into something positive? Gardening!! Gardening is a wonderful way for children to explore and experiment while playing in the dirt and learning life skills. Think about it for a moment. How good does it feel to work…

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