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Having Faith in the Marketplace: “We Believe that We Are Better Together”

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Community In Focus, News

Having Faith in the Marketplace: “We Believe that We Are Better Together”

By Angela Barbosa

Hundreds woke up to an inspirational morning of faith, love, compassion and a call for action as they gathered at the Amber Room Colonnade on July 14, to partake in the Jericho Partnership’s Faith in the Marketplace breakfast. “Jericho Partnership seeks to be the service arm of the local church to be able to funnel…

Ecuadorian Festival in Danbury 

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Ecuadorian Festival in Danbury 

By Tribuna Staff

Hundreds of people from the region’s Ecuadorean community are expected to turn out for the annual Ecuadorean Festival on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Western Connecticut State University’s Westside campus. The annual event, planned from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., features food booths, games, music and dancing in celebration of Ecuadorean culture. The festival…

Lead: An Invisible Enemy that Can Affect the Health of Your Child

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News, What You Should Know

Lead: An Invisible Enemy that Can Affect the Health of Your Child

By Tribuna Staff

Childhood lead poisoning is the most common pediatric public health problem, yet it is entirely preventable. Once a child has been poisoned, the impairment it may cause is irreversible. Lead harms children’s nervous systems and is associated with developmental delays, learning disabilities, reduced IQ, behavioral problems and hearing loss. While lead paint in homes built…

WCSU’s Jane Goodall Center Receives Environmental Award

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Community In Focus, News

WCSU’s Jane Goodall Center Receives Environmental Award

By Tribuna Staff

Western Connecticut State University’s Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies was named a 2016 Environmental Champion by Aquarion Water at an awards ceremony at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in early June. The public water supply company selected winners from entrants whose volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources: air, water, soil, or…

Amid Opioid Crisis, Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Cut

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Health, News

Amid Opioid Crisis, Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Cut

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas – CT Mirror

On any given day, there are 400 people on the waiting list for the substance abuse treatment and detox programs paid for by the state Judicial Branch. “At a minimum, the wait is two months,” said Stephen Grant, the executive director of the branch’s Court Support Services Division. The wait is about to get much…

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