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...

Renewal of Cycles

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Renewal of Cycles

By Karla Rensch

January always arrives with a taste of renewal. In Brazil, the first day of the year was marked by the inauguration of the newly elected president, Jair Messias Bolsonaro. With the sensation of rebirth, the hearts of our fellow Brazilians were filled with hope for better days for our country. In exercising their right to…

11 Simple Communication Habits to Transform Your Life in 2019

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11 Simple Communication Habits to Transform Your Life in 2019

By Eric Faria

Practice the habit of saying “no.” You have enough time. You just spend your time doing the wrong things. Stop saying “yes” to everything. Embrace “no.” Empower “no.” “No” is your word for 2019. Love it, live it and use it. Eliminate your habit of multi-tasking. Do this instead: when attempting to get something off…

New Year’s Resolution- Investing in Your Child’s Sports Participation

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New Year’s Resolution- Investing in Your Child’s Sports Participation

By Estela Camacho

Happy New Year, Tribuna readers, Tribuna officers and Tribuna editorial staff!! It’s time for self-assessment, reflection and planning for the upcoming year, 2019! This is the time when people take a brief moment to internalize 2018 and discover what they perceive to be a need for change, add something of value or simply remove something…

Beating Stress and Anxiety During Holiday Time

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Beating Stress and Anxiety During Holiday Time

By Dr. Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

Ahhh, the holidays: does that word immediately make you feel stressed, start to sweat or say “oh, no”? For many of us, it brings out anxiety concerning what is about to happen and the work that must be done: gift shopping and wrapping, food preparation, ensuring the decorations are just right, cleaning and all that…

A Bit of Inspiration This Holiday Season: An Exclusive Interview with 2018 Cecil J. Previdi Award Recipient MaryJean Rebeiro

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A Bit of Inspiration This Holiday Season: An Exclusive Interview with 2018 Cecil J. Previdi Award Recipient MaryJean Rebeiro

By Angela Barbosa

In an exclusive interview, 2018 Cecil J. Previdi Award recipient MaryJean Rebeiro gives us a glance at a successful and inspiring life founded on family principles and values that have shaped the woman she is today. Rebeiro is a proud native of Danbury, where she continues to live “La Dolce Vita” with her husband, Anthony,…

CIFC Danbury Community Center Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony

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CIFC Danbury Community Center Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony

By Angela Barbosa

On December 6, Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC) board of directors and officers, local and state dignitaries and community members gathered at 12 Boughton Street in Danbury for the ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony of the new CIFC Danbury Community Center. “This facility will in fact be used by Harambee, St. Peter’s, the proposed Danbury…

Hunger Is All Around Us…

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Hunger Is All Around Us…

By Tribuna Staff

More than 11 percent of people in our own communities do not know where their next meal is coming from. These households must make the impossible choice between food and rent, utility bills or medical care. DAILY BREAD CAN HELP… Our volunteer-run local food pantry welcomes struggling families, no matter what their circumstances. Founded in…

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