News / October 9, 2019 Community Development Block Grant Funds Daily Bread Food Pantry’s Reconfiguration Project

By Tribuna Staff

Daily Bread Food Pantry (DBFP), a Danbury non-profit organization that provides food free-of charge to low- and moderate-income families in need, is thrilled to announce that work has begun on a comprehensive reconfiguration of its interior space. This project is funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

Community In Focus, News / October 9, 2019 School, City, Community Turn Pembroke Playground Dream into Reality

By Tribuna Staff

The ribbon has been cut. The new playground at Pembroke School is ready for play. The nearly $270,000 project is near completion after more than a year of tremendous effort and planning by school faculty — and donations from the City of Danbury, local businesses, neighboring communities and students. Pembroke principal, Dr. Sharon Epple, and Leigh Viviano, a former special education teacher...

Columns, Community In Focus, News / October 9, 2019 Ventura Law Welcomes New Of-Counsel Attorney Michael Corsello

By Tribuna Staff

Long-time Norwalk attorney, Michael Corsello, is joining Ventura Law. Ventura Law has provided its clients with compassionate legal service and a strong voice in the legal process since 1957, with four offices in Connecticut and one in New York City. It is a full-service practice, serving clients who have been injured in cases ranging from...

An Up-close and Personal Interview with Adventure Racer and Entrepreneur Marco Amselem

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An Up-close and Personal Interview with Adventure Racer and Entrepreneur Marco Amselem

By Angela Barbosa / Photos By Juliana Amselem

Whether hiking through a dense forest, ripping down rapids in a canoe, or making his favorite childhood snack into a successful business, teamwork is a word that resonates well with Brazilian adventure racer and entrepreneur Marco Amselem, founder of Pasokin, a traditional Brazilian peanut butter snack company. The San Diego based athlete, 34, was born…

Association of Women Entrepreneurs Expands Professional Network in Connecticut

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Association of Women Entrepreneurs Expands Professional Network in Connecticut

By Angela Barbosa

From attorneys to real estate brokers to personalized handcrafted soap makers, women have redefined power by not only building their own businesses against all odds, but also continuing to accomplish their roles as mothers and spouses. This scenario was well-exemplified at the second business network gathering of the Connecticut Association of Women Entrepreneurs (AME CT)…

Know What Your Contracts Say

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Know What Your Contracts Say

By Catherine Blinder

America is getting older. It is projected that the number of Americans aged 65 and older will more than double from 46 million to over 98 million by 2060. People aged 65 and older will become 24 percent of the population by then.  Along with that aging population, there will be an increase in companies selling products targeted toward aging individuals. We can already see that…

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State Budget Relies on $180 M in Tax Receipts Beyond Projections Money

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Connecticut legislators and governors banned what critics called “wishful budgeting” nearly a decade ago.  After Gov. M. Jodi Rell proposed a budget in 2009 that massively downplayed the coming recession — and was an unprecedented $2.7 billion out of balance, according to one report — lawmakers overhauled the budget-making process.  Simply put, if analysts weren’t ready…

Top 6 Reasons for Families to Explore the Other Side of the State this Summer

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Top 6 Reasons for Families to Explore the Other Side of the State this Summer

By Emanuela Palmares

Connecticut spans just 110 miles from east to west. And 70 miles from north to south. There is plenty to see right in our state for those who do not have big summer travel plans.   Here are a few family fun options on the other side of state (from trills and beaches to dinosaurs) that we recommend “Western Connecticutians” explore and make the best of the summer “staycations.”    Lake Compounce Theme Park  New England’s Family…

Café on The Green: Danbury’s Hidden Treasure

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Café on The Green: Danbury’s Hidden Treasure

By Angela Barbosa

Ranked one of the top 25 public courses in the United States, the Richter Park Golf Course is home to one of Danbury’s hidden treasures, Café on the Green. Surrounded by huge picture windows, the three sides of the restaurant offer a breathtaking view that invites you to sit down and contemplate it while enjoying a casual or formal meal.  For…

Autism Diagnosis: Latinos Face Obstacles

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Autism Diagnosis: Latinos Face Obstacles

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Latinos represent the largest growing population in the United States, yet they have the lowest autism diagnosis rate. And, according to Dr. Lauren Herlihy, who works at the Hospital for Special Care in Connecticut, when Latino children are diagnosed with autism, they tend to be diagnosed, on average, 2.5 years older than non-Latino children.  The earlier a child…

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