News, Well Being / December 11, 2017 New Year: What Am I Making of Myself?

By Eric Faria

At the end of every December, it is common to reassess what the past 12 months have meant. It is also commonplace to set goals for the calendar year about to begin. If you take a moment to evaluate where you were one year ago and where you are now, is the balance positive or...

Culinary // Food, News / December 10, 2017 Boozy Rice Pudding

By Alicia Ghio

I don’t make or even eat rice pudding very often. I am not sure why; it’s certainly easy to make and even easier to eat. There’s something about it that is unpretentious and yet so satisfying. It takes me back to childhood and those simpler times. This holiday season I decided to create a “grown...

Columns, News, What You Should Know / December 10, 2017 Boost Your Spirits But Know Your Limits Alcohol and The Holidays: What You Need to Know

By Terry Budlong

Most people like to celebrate during the holidays by drinking, but we often put ourselves and others at risk because we aren’t aware of how alcohol affects us. Alcohol impairs decision-making ability and our driving skills long before we show physical signs of intoxication. Did you know that one 5-ounce glass of wine can take...

The Story of Laura Battisti

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The Story of Laura Battisti

By Daniel Trock

Our interviewee for this issue is Laura Battisti, originally from Milan, Italy, currently a high-school teacher at Newtown High School. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Milan, in the northern part of Italy, though from the age of six to twelve, I lived in Geneva, Switzerland. My father was working there for…

Deadlines on the Immigration System

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Deadlines on the Immigration System

By William Hennessy, Esq.

This column will focus on the two deadlines that cause difficulty for many individuals dealing with the U.S. immigration system – changing the venue of their case and submitting an application for asylum. Individuals fleeing their country of origin who enter the United States without permission most often enter through the U.S./Mexico border. If that…

Major Connecticut Municipal Races Round Up

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Major Connecticut Municipal Races Round Up

By Mark Pazniokas | CTMirror.org

Democrats Claim “Huge Victory” in Connecticut Municipal Races With no competitive mayoral races in Connecticut’s largest cities, the focus in municipal elections turned to the suburbs, where jubilant Democrats made gains on Republican turf across the state in races for local councils and chief elected officers, fueled by an ambitious ground game. Democrats flipped control…

Special Report: Be a Kid Hero

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Special Report: Be a Kid Hero

By Daniel Trock

A recently published study revealed that the U.S. foster care system is showing a worrying disconnect between the number of youths in the system and the number of available homes. In some areas of the foster care system, Connecticut has experienced improvements, but the need for more foster homes continues to be a problem.  The…

Danbury Public School’s Readiness Program Scores High on National Accreditation Criteria

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Danbury Public School’s Readiness Program Scores High on National Accreditation Criteria

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D. and Robin Provey

Danbury Public School’s Readiness Program received notification of its 5-year reaccreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) on October 4, 2017. “We have been working on updating the materials, taking new pictures and improving our learning space for over the two last years. The NAEYC validator spent an entire day…

Tips for Choosing and Using Your 2018 Medicare Health Plan

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Tips for Choosing and Using Your 2018 Medicare Health Plan

By StatePoint

It’s that time of year again: the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) began October 15 and runs through December 7. Medicare is a critical source of health care for millions of Americans who are age 65 and older and for younger people with certain qualifying disabilities. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sets…

Saying Thank You to Our Military

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Saying Thank You to Our Military

By Nora Duncan

This year, Veteran’s Day is officially November 11; however, AARP has launched several month-long initiatives in recognition of – and to say thank you to – our veterans and current military personnel. We encourage our community members to visit aarp.org/veterans for related news and informational content about our veterans as well as more details on…

One Warm Coat’s 25th anniversary is the right time to rally the country to give warmth to those in need

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One Warm Coat’s 25th anniversary is the right time to rally the country to give warmth to those in need

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Non-profit organization seeks volunteers to help reach goal of collecting 1 million coats this season  On November 1, One Warm Coat, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing a free, warm coat to any person in need, kicked-off a movement to help launch the official One Warm Coat Day. This new observance day will bring much-needed…

Funnier Than Your Family

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Funnier Than Your Family

By Tribuna Staff

Ah, Thanksgiving weekend. A time for family, food and football! But once you’ve had enough of all three, come join us at The Palace for a night of comedy… we guarantee they’re funnier than your family! Hosted by comedian and master storyteller Shaun Eli, the evening will present stand-up comedians Andy Pitz and Frank Vignola….

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