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With Few Options, Lamont Considers Taxing Groceries

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With Few Options, Lamont Considers Taxing Groceries

By Keith M. Phaneuf and Mark Pazniokas | CTMIrror.org

Gov. Ned Lamont wants to end Connecticut’s cycle of budget deficits, deliver property-tax relief and amass a fiscal bulwark against the next recession. But to do it, he may push wary legislators to extend the sales tax for the first time to groceries, medications and other long-exempt items. Lamont pledged during the 2018 campaign that…

Phishing Site: A Fake Reality That Lives Online

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Phishing Site: A Fake Reality That Lives Online

By Catherine Blinder

Have you ever received a telephone call or an email from what appears to be a legitimate company or government agency like Verizon, Netflix, Bank of America or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? They say they are calling to inform you that you are in BIG TROUBLE because there is a problem with your account…

Helping Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut Continue its Health Message Go! 5-2-1-0

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Helping Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut Continue its Health Message Go! 5-2-1-0

By Tribuna Staff

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, Morris Street School unveiled the Go! 5-2-1-0 Wellness message as a reminder to Eat 5 fruits and vegetables daily; 2 hours or less of screen time; 1 hour of play every day and 0 intake of sugar-sweetened beverages. The community adopted the wellness message as far back as 2011 with…

Probate Judge Dianne Yamin: An Example of Kindness and Passion for Service

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Probate Judge Dianne Yamin: An Example of Kindness and Passion for Service

By Angela Barbosa

She has practiced ballet since the second grade, stopped for about ten years after law school, then started again, and currently takes a weekly class at the SAS School of Dance in New Fairfield. She also happens to be Danbury’s first female probate judge, the youngest jurist ever in the State of Connecticut, elected in…

Advocating for Connecticut

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Advocating for Connecticut

By Nora Duncan

A record number of Connecticut voters went to the polls this past November to cast a ballot for the candidates they believed would best lead our state into the future. The state and federal legislators we elected have taken office and started their work addressing the issues that impact all of us. AARP Connecticut is…

Snow Shoveling Tips to Help Prevent an Injury

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Snow Shoveling Tips to Help Prevent an Injury

By Dr. Lee Day

Winter is here and the snow is coming. As doctors of physical therapy, we see many people suffering from injuries sustained while shoveling snow. The joints and muscles of the lower back, knees and shoulders are the most common sites for these problems. So many of the people we treat are those individuals who do not…

Things We Should Do to Take Care of Our Vehicle During the Winter

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Things We Should Do to Take Care of Our Vehicle During the Winter

By Emylly Silva

A vehicle can be compared to a human body. The same way we take care of our body, feeding it properly, doing daily exercise and medical check-ups annually, we should do with our car, especially here in the United States, where our vehicle is a working tool, and the winter is very intense. Here are…

New Food, Medicine Taxes Prove CEOs Can Have Terrible Ideas  It’s a Proposal So Distasteful That We Hope It Isn’t Real

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New Food, Medicine Taxes Prove CEOs Can Have Terrible Ideas It’s a Proposal So Distasteful That We Hope It Isn’t Real

By Janet Stolfi Alfano and Joanne Samuel Goldblum

It should not be a struggle – and certainly not an impossibility – for families to meet their basic needs. Yet it often is, and that’s why organizations like diaper banks exist. While we spend our days trying to get children the things they need to thrive, we all too often see policymakers float proposals…

New Legislative Voices to Represent Greater Danbury Area

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New Legislative Voices to Represent Greater Danbury Area

By Emanuela Palmares

The New Year is underway and with it, there are three new legislative voices in the State Capitol to represent the Greater Danbury area. The three members of the Danbury delegation that remain are: State Representative Bob Godfrey, Democrat, House District 110 – Danbury, first elected in 1989; State Representative Richard Smith, Republican, House District…

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