Cover / February 6, 2019 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...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / February 6, 2019 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...

Columns, Community In Focus / February 6, 2019 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...

Acrobats of China: The New Shanghai Circus

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Acrobats of China: The New Shanghai Circus

By Tribuna Staff

Acrobats of China: The New Shanghai Circus returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse stage on Sunday, March 3 at 4pm, presented by Maron Hotel & Suites. This fast-paced show combines Chinese dancing, tumbling, juggling, balancing and thrilling stunts that audience members of all ages will enjoy! In acts that often trace their origin to the harvest festivals…

Youth Sports Clinics – An Introductory Opportunity to a Specific Sport

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Youth Sports Clinics – An Introductory Opportunity to a Specific Sport

By Estela Camacho

With the number of youth sport choices, it can be somewhat of a challenge to know what sports are available, for what age and what organization runs them. Some organizations run their programs based on their sport season and some offer their sport year-round. A variety of organizations are now holding clinics, offering parents an…

Top 35 New Connecticut Laws That Take Effect Now in 2019

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Top 35 New Connecticut Laws That Take Effect Now in 2019

By Emanuela Palmares

New laws were set to go into effect on January 1, 2019 that will change the lives of some Connecticut residents, from a mandate that opioid prescriptions be sent electronically to curtail fraud and that doctors discuss the dangers of addiction when prescribing medicine, to the acceptance of electronic proof of your auto insurance card…

Be Aware of Tax Scams

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Be Aware of Tax Scams

By Catherine Blinder

April 15 – the final date for filing taxes will be here before you know it! As with anything these days, there is an opportunity for unscrupulous people to scam you out of your hard-earned money. There are two common scams to look out, particularly around this time of year. First, whether you are current…

Savings Bank of Danbury to Receive Hat City Award for Preservation Excellence

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Savings Bank of Danbury to Receive Hat City Award for Preservation Excellence

By Tribuna Staff

The Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society will host their fifth annual Hat City Ball—with a 50s sock hop theme this year – on Friday, January 25, 2019. The gala celebrates the museum’s mission to acquire, preserve and interpret the history of our city. As part of the festivities, The Friends of The…

Want to Help Out? Danbury Free Clinic Seeks Volunteers

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Want to Help Out? Danbury Free Clinic Seeks Volunteers

By Angela Barbosa

I could easily write an article on why the work of a volunteer is so important. But, for the moment, if you are looking for an opportunity to help better your community and a free way to feel good about yourself, the Boehringer Ingelheim Americares Free Clinic of Danbury is seeking medical volunteers and interpreters…

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