News / January 16, 2018 Winter Generator Usage: OPEI Reminds Home and Business Owners to Keep Safety in Mind

By The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)

Generators are critical during severe weather events, when the power can go out, as well as for bringing power to remote job sites and in disaster recovery and emergencies. As we move into the upcoming “snow season,” a time when homeowners’ electricity can go out due to snow and ice, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an...

Cover, News / January 15, 2018 Top State Education Officials Say There Is Nowhere Left to Cut

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas 

After being asked by the governor’s budget office to recommend places to cut state education spending, Connecticut’s top school officials have decided reductions are not possible.  “We respectfully stated that we are unable to reduce further,” Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell told the State Board of Education, which then unanimously approved responding that cuts are not possible.  The education...

Culinary // Food, News / December 27, 2017 Grown Up Grilled Cheese

By Alicia Ghio

Chances are if it’s a snowy (or way-too-cold-to-go-outside) work-from-home kind of day, we’re making grilled cheeses for lunch. As an adult, my tastes have evolved and so have my grilled cheese making skills. Here are a few of my tips. Use quality ingredients. Use real butter, a quality whole grain bread and real cheese. Use frozen...

WCSU’s Jane Goodall Center Receives Environmental Award

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WCSU’s Jane Goodall Center Receives Environmental Award

By Tribuna Staff

Western Connecticut State University’s Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies was named a 2016 Environmental Champion by Aquarion Water at an awards ceremony at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in early June. The public water supply company selected winners from entrants whose volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources: air, water, soil, or…

Amid Opioid Crisis, Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Cut

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Health, News

Amid Opioid Crisis, Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Cut

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas – CT Mirror

On any given day, there are 400 people on the waiting list for the substance abuse treatment and detox programs paid for by the state Judicial Branch. “At a minimum, the wait is two months,” said Stephen Grant, the executive director of the branch’s Court Support Services Division. The wait is about to get much…

“Out of the Shadows and Into the Streets!”

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News, Op-Ed

“Out of the Shadows and Into the Streets!”

By Camila Bortoletto

I’ve watched protests where immigrant leaders and allies commit acts of civil disobedience with increasing frequency over the past few years in the immigrant rights movement. More immigrant leaders and allies are risking arrest and committing acts of civil disobedience, such as blocking traffic, staging sit-ins and disrupting. I have always admired the brave leaders…

Asian Inspired Vegetable Noodles

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Culinary // Food, News

Asian Inspired Vegetable Noodles

By Alicia Ghio

After discovering the fun and deliciousness of zucchini noodles last year, this year I wanted to expand my repertoire. I’ve discovered a whole world of vegetables beyond zucchini that make a nice noodle – cucumbers, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, turnips, butternut squash and more. To make experimentation easier, I did finally invest in a spiralizer….

Latino Scholarship Fund Supports Students

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Community In Focus, News

Latino Scholarship Fund Supports Students

By Tribuna Staff

Ten graduating high school students received $28,000 in scholarships as the Latino Scholarship Fund provided financial support to local Latino students for the 21st year in a row. The students all demonstrated excellent academic achievement and they have participated in extra-curricular activities. “The students who earn LSF scholarships are well-rounded and meet all of our…

The Story of Monica Mollengarden

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The Story of Monica Mollengarden

By Maria Danniella Gutiérrez- Salem

Is it our origin that defines our dreams? We assume that everyone is different and unique. However, after hearing about a person’s dream, we find a similitude in what we have lived and the importance of everything that we have done to achieve our dream. Our interviewee, Monica Mollengarden, is originally from a village called…

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