Cover / April 19, 2018 CT’s Performance on “Nation’s Report Card” Doesn’t Budge

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas and Jake Kara | CTMirror.org

Connecticut’s performance this year on the so-called “Nation’s Report Card,” the country’s most comprehensive assessment of what students know, was remarkably the same as it was the last time the test was given two years ago. The average student’s performance and the gaping gaps in achievement between different groups of students were largely unchanged. This...

Columns, What's Next In Your Life / April 19, 2018 2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

By Nora Duncan

The 2018 AARP Community Challenge is now accepting applications through May 16, 2018 to fund “quick-action” projects in communities across the country. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects. The program is now in its second year and is part of AARP’s nationwide work on...

Culinary // Food, Culture & Lifestyle / April 18, 2018 Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

By Alicia Ghio

According to the calendar, it is officially spring, but I don’t think anyone has mentioned it to Mother Nature. Chilly mornings, complete with a few snow flurries, are still hanging on. What better way to deal with them than a warm breakfast that reminds me of dessert? This carrot cake baked oatmeal is a healthy...

Community College Consolidation Is a Risky Experiment

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Community College Consolidation Is a Risky Experiment

By Brian Donohue-Lynch

The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education continues its push to consolidate the 12 state community colleges into one, having most recently submitted the necessary change proposal to the regional accreditor, NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), for its approval. Promoters of the plan have, among other things, have circulated a recent…

Westside Middle School Students Take Top Prizes in CT Science and Engineering Fair

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Westside Middle School Students Take Top Prizes in CT Science and Engineering Fair

By Tribuna Staff

Eight students from the Westside Middle School Academy STEM program took home prizes at the CT Science & Engineering Fair held on March 11 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. For the past three years, WSMSA, led by science teacher and theme coach Jon Neuhausel, has been one of the top three middle school in the…

OrthoConnecticut Doctors Honored by Their Peers and Their Patients

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OrthoConnecticut Doctors Honored by Their Peers and Their Patients

By Tribuna Staff

The physicians at OrthoConnecticut have once again been honored with some of the country’s most prestigious awards. Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., has recognized Dr. Andrew Bazos, Dr. Michael Brand, Dr. Joseph DiGiovanni, Dr. Ross Henshaw, Dr. John G. Lunt and Dr. Robert Yaghoubian as Top Doctors for 2017. Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors awards are given to leaders nominated by…

Rock Musical RENT

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Rock Musical RENT

By Tribuna Staff

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage  in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring…

City of Danbury Joined the Autism Awareness Campaign

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City of Danbury Joined the Autism Awareness Campaign

By Tribuna Staff

For the second consecutive year, the City of Danbury joined the autism awareness movement, and on April 2, 2018 at 7:00pm, Danbury City Hall was lit up in blue, shining a light on autism in honor of World Autism Month. The Light Up ceremony was organized by Emanuela Palmares and sponsored by David Parks, owner of…

Fiscal Panel’s Formula for Revitalizing CT Provokes Democratic Resistance

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Fiscal Panel’s Formula for Revitalizing CT Provokes Democratic Resistance

By Keith M. Phaneuf | CTMIRROR.org

Progressive Democrats in the General Assembly pushed back on March 23 against the state’s new fiscal stability panel, charging its recommendations shortchange key priorities, like poor cities, education and social services. Meanwhile, the leaders of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth conceded they were limited by severe time constraints. But co-chairs Robert Patricelli…

CT Dreamers One Step Closer To Equal Access To Institutional Aid For Higher Education

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CT Dreamers One Step Closer To Equal Access To Institutional Aid For Higher Education

By Emanuela Palmares | Photo by George Lee

On March 15, two dozen students gathered in the atrium of the legislative office building in Hartford, each with a sign spelling out “Our Dreams Can’t Wait.” After marching around the atrium in unison, the students gathered and marched together to the office of the Speaker of the House Aresimowicz. Once there, currently undocumented college…

Theatre Performance: Company

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WCSU

Theatre Performance: Company

By Tribuna Staff

The Department of Theatre Arts will present “Company” in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on April 6, 7, 13 and 14; with 2 p.m. matinees on April 7, 8, 14 and 15. For…

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