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Peppercorn Chai Mixed Nuts

Culinary // Food

Peppercorn Chai Mixed Nuts

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Nuts are one of my go-to snacks. Loaded with protein and healthy fats, they can help curb your hunger pangs without making you feel guilty about having a little snack. Plain nuts are good, but I like a little more flavor. The only problem is that I find most flavored nuts you buy in the…

2017 Legislative Session Priorities for AARP Impact All Ages

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2017 Legislative Session Priorities for AARP Impact All Ages

By Nora Duncan, State Director, AARP CT

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social mission organization with a membership of 612,000 in Connecticut. An organization with a membership that large and diverse must have a mission and vision to match. Our mission at AARP is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age. We champion positive social change and deliver…

Planting the Seeds for Education

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Kids & Family

Planting the Seeds for Education

By Anne E. Mead

It’s snowing outside today and carefully tucked in my mailbox were the summer seed catalogs. Is it time to think about summer yet? Yes, it is! Careful planning now will benefit everyone. Danbury is hosting multiple summer activities that keep children learning and growing, and family programs that expand parenting knowledge. Oh yes, one last…

More Old Scams for the New Year

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More Old Scams for the New Year

By Catherine Blinder

In this issue, we are going to review another common scam from the past year. Every year, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) surveys all 50 states and publishes the top 10 scams. For the last year, debt collection complaints topped the list. How to Deal With Debt Collection Sometimes, even the most responsible person can…

Live music in Downtown

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Live music in Downtown

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There are many tasks that CityCenter Danbury sets out to accomplish throughout downtown, whether business recruitment, event promotion, streetscape improvements or increased walkability. One of the objectives that I think we are missing is live music in the downtown area. We’ve got our great concerts on the green during the summer, and of course, the…

Immigration Enforcement Drives Foreclosures

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Immigration, News

Immigration Enforcement Drives Foreclosures

By Newswise

Early in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he would deport all of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally. If the president-elect keeps his word, more deportations under his administration would mean devastating losses to legal Latino homeowners – and the communities they live in. New research by a…

What the RFP Release Means for Danbury!

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Editorial, Opinion

What the RFP Release Means for Danbury!

By Tracy Kelley

The New Year brought good news to Connecticut residents working for better educational options in some of our most underserved communities. The state finally released a charter school Request for Proposals (RFP). This means that new school applicant groups can move forward with the goal of making their visions for new schools, and more public…

Hospitals Worry Medicaid, Obamacare Changes Could Bring Pain

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Hospitals Worry Medicaid, Obamacare Changes Could Bring Pain

By Arielle Levin Becker | CTMirror.com

With the potential for major changes in federal health care policy looming, hospital leaders are watching closely, worried especially that cuts to Medicaid could bring a big financial hit and that a repeal of Obamacare could raise the number of uninsured Connecticut residents. “With all of the uncertainty that is coming out of Washington now,…

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