Cover, News / December 5, 2018 Better Organized Latinos Try to Shape Lamont Administration

By Mark Pazniokas | CTMirror.org

One measure of the larger role Latinos are trying to play in Connecticut politics is the creation of a group announced on November 20 that will work with Gov.-elect Ned Lamont to ensure the representation of Latinos in the incoming administration. Eight years ago, Latinos made no similar effort as Dannel P. Malloy was assembling...

Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle / December 5, 2018 Peace Light: Passing the Flame of Peace, Hope and Harmony Across Communities

By Tribuna Staff

For the second consecutive year, Danbury Peace Light Coordinators, Gary Allen Prybylski and son Gary Allen Prybylski Jr., are bringing the light to Danbury and hoping to expand its reach. This year’s local Peace Light service event will be held at Saint Peter Church on Main St., Danbury, on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 7:00...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / December 5, 2018 Are Those Robocalls Driving You Crazy?

By Catherine Blinder

ro·bo·call   noun: an automated telephone call that delivers a recorded message, typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company.   That is the official definition, but we all know what they are – annoying and persistent calls that either want to sell us something we don’t need or solicit support for someone...

Through the Eyes of a Child

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Through the Eyes of a Child

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

Today I had the pleasure of sitting with a group of preschoolers who were excited about their upcoming in-house field trip with the fire department. While the firemen were delayed I asked the children what they were thankful for.  Children at this age are so egocentric.  They think mostly about recent past experiences such as…

Today’s Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques

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Today’s Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques

By Dr. Justin Paul

If you suffer from persistent back pain with sciatica or neck pain shooting into the arm, you may be a candidate for a more permanent solution. Advancements in technology, technique and materials make surgery on the spine more effective and easier to recover from. More and more patients are able to leave the hospital quickly…

Apple Pie Spice Bread

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Apple Pie Spice Bread

By Alicia Ghio

Start the Thanksgiving Day feast early with this apple-pie-spice breakfast bread. Apples and maple syrup provide just enough sweetness and Greek yogurt gives it a fluffy, spongy texture. It’s easy to make and sure to please. I really seem to be on a baking roll this fall, with cookies and muffins happening on a consistent…

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Black Business Alliance (BBA) Partner to Host Capitol Region Workshops for Minority Businesses

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Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Black Business Alliance (BBA) Partner to Host Capitol Region Workshops for Minority Businesses

By Angela Barbosa

Minority Businesses are invited to learn about the Minority Business Revolving Loan Fund (MBRLF), a Minority Business Initiative (MBI) Program.  Learn how to gain Access to Capital and to help finance small and minority businesses with DECD loans. To facilitate the development, sustainability and growth of CT Minority Businesses, DECD and Black Business Alliance (BBA)…

Hayes Declares Victory in 5th District, Makes Connecticut History

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Hayes Declares Victory in 5th District, Makes Connecticut History

By Ana Radelat and Mackenzie Rigg | CTMirror.org

Jahana Hayes, a progressive political newcomer, declared victory on Nov. 6 over her Republican opponent in the 5th Congressional District, becoming the first African-American woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. Hayes, a Democrat, declared victory over former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos shortly before 11 p.m., with less than half of the vote officially counted. Santos,…

Connecticut Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month

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Connecticut Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month

By Emanuela Palmares

Connecticut is joining the nation in celebrating Adoption Awareness Month throughout November. This year’s emphasis is on the emotional rewards that families experience through adoption. Several events this month will highlight what adoption means to both parents and children, including adoptions occurring in open court sessions, and the premiere of a feature movie about a…

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