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New Report: 50 percent of Danbury Households Struggle to Pay for Basic Needs

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New Report: 50 percent of Danbury Households Struggle to Pay for Basic Needs

By Tribuna Staff

According to the 2018 ALICE Report for Connecticut, 40 percent of households in our state have income that falls below what is needed to pay for basic necessities such as housing, food, child care, health care, technology and transportation. ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) is a United Way acronym to describe hard-working, struggling households…

A Two-Man Debate with Room for a Third, Dannel P. Malloy

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A Two-Man Debate with Room for a Third, Dannel P. Malloy

By Mark Pazniokas | CTMirror.com

The first head-to-head debate by Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski ended on the night of September 12 without Connecticut voters learning how either man would close a $2.1 billion deficit or how Stefanowski would begin to deliver on his audacious promise to eliminate the state income tax. Over the course of a contentious…

Americares and Walgreens Offer Flu Shots for Uninsured and Underinsured Patients

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News, Public Service Announcements

Americares and Walgreens Offer Flu Shots for Uninsured and Underinsured Patients

By Tribuna Staff

Americares Free Clinics and Walgreens are offering no-cost flu shots in October to help keep the uninsured and underinsured healthy this flu season. Now in its fourth year, the partnership annually vaccinates nearly 700 Fairfield County residents who cannot afford a flu shot. “The best time to get vaccinated is before the flu begins spreading…

Prepare Now for Winter

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Prepare Now for Winter

By Catherine Blinder

It’s hard to imagine that winter will ever come when it’s ninety degrees outside – but it will be here sooner than you think and now is the time to make arrangements for all those cold-weather repairs and general maintenance! That means locking down home heating fuel contracts, weatherproofing windows and doors, cleaning chimneys, cleaning…

Bringing Brazilian Fashion to Danbury

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Columns, Community In Focus

Bringing Brazilian Fashion to Danbury

By Tribuna Staff

Whether dressing for business, casual occasions or the beach, fashion in Brazil is often synonymous with vibrant colors. And you don’t have to travel abroad to add a few pieces of trendy Brazilian clothing to your wardrobe. On September 7, as the community celebrated the Independence Day of Brazil, Mayor Mark Boughton and members of…

The Importance of Early Identification, Referral and Services

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Columns, Kids & Family

The Importance of Early Identification, Referral and Services

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

Are you concerned about your child’s growth and development? Do you see your child lagging behind children of a similar age at birthday parties or at the park? Is your child 10 months old and not crawling or picking up finger foods or 18 months old and not walking? Some children begin talking right after…

Soccer Injury Prevention

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Soccer Injury Prevention

By Dr Lee Day PT, DPT, MS, ATC, CSCS, ITPT

Soccer is by far the number one sport in the world; over 226 countries participate and over 240 million men, women, boys and girls of all ages are players. A typical soccer player will average 7 to 9 miles of running per game, depending on their position. Soccer entails a lot of stop and go,…

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

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Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

By Tribuna Staff

Best known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished and long-running series, “Taxi” and “Who’s The Boss,” for one night only, the iconic Tony Danza and his four-piece band are bringing their hit show to Ridgefield! Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances,…

ARC Is Recruiting Volunteers to Work as Mentors for Kids in Danbury Program

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ARC Is Recruiting Volunteers to Work as Mentors for Kids in Danbury Program

By Tribuna Staff

The Association of Religious Communities (ARC) is pleased to collaborate with the Danbury Public School system by helping to meet the need for volunteer mentors through the KIDS (Kids In Danbury Schools) program. This program has been operating under the guidance of ARC for the past four years. During this time, the program has expanded…

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