Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / March 16, 2019 Beware of Tax Scams

By Catherine Blinder

It’s nearing tax time again, and every year, around this time, we hear about an increase in calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They will often ask you for your Social Security number (SSN), or other personal and financial information. The IRS does not call people and ask them...

News / March 14, 2019 Federal Monitor’s Report in DCF Case Shows Continued Concerns

By Kathleen Megan | CTMirror.org

The latest report from the federal monitor of the state Department of Children and Families shows that the agency maintained compliance with five of 10 measures that are part of a court supervised exit plan, but is still failing to meet the remaining five – including those related to hiring and caseloads. “I think it’s...

Civic Engagement, Community Resources / March 13, 2019 HOME FIRE PREPAREDNESS CAMPAIGN

By Tribuna Staff

Reducing fire injury and deaths one home at a time. At no cost to you, we would like to share some simple steps you can take at home that will help you protect your family against fire. In addition, the Red Cross will install FREE smoke alarms within your home. Visits generally last 20 minutes...

Finding Ways to Live with Autism: The Struggles of a Mother Looking for Alternative Treatments for Her Daughter

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Community In Focus, Kids & Family

Finding Ways to Live with Autism: The Struggles of a Mother Looking for Alternative Treatments for Her Daughter

By Mariana Silva - Tradução: Angela Barbosa

Vania Guerra’s story represents one of thousands of mothers who fight against the public authorities’ neglect and lack of accomplished professionals to deal with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders that do not have a cure. When Nicole, Vania’s oldest daughter, was diagnosed with autism at the age of…

Connecticut’s Financial Situation Is Perilously Unstable

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Opinion

Connecticut’s Financial Situation Is Perilously Unstable

By Erik Cafarella

Like a profligate spender with maxed-out credit cards and limited income, Connecticut finds itself stumbling towards financial ruin. Relying on an addict to convey the true depth of his or her problem is, in general, ill-advised. This instance is no different. Hiding behind accounting gimmicks impermissible in the private sector, Connecticut politicians in the state’s…

Early Malloy Announcement Gives Dems a Fundraising Head Start

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Cover, News, Politics

Early Malloy Announcement Gives Dems a Fundraising Head Start

By Keith M. Phaneuf | CT.Mirror.com

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s relatively early announcement on April 13, not to seek re-election, gave his fellow Democrats seeking the gubernatorial nomination a crucial head start in fundraising. But if initial Republican responses are any indication, the governor’s decision won’t deter the GOP from making the 2018 race a referendum on Malloy’s record. “I’ve obviously…

2017 Danbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association Carnival

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Agenda, Culinary // Food, Culture & Lifestyle

2017 Danbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association Carnival

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Winter is over, so come on down to enjoy some family fun with great rides, games and carnival food, while supporting the Danbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association. The association is hosting its annual five-day carnival, at the parking lot of Best Buy at 2 International Drive. The event will feature a food tent and rides by…

Festival de Jazz

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Festival de Jazz

By Western Connecticut State University

The 22nd Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will include three evening concerts in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the University’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Thursday, April 20, will feature big band music performed by the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, select faculty and the Berkshire Jazz…

Second Annual Safe Haven Day in Connecticut

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News

Second Annual Safe Haven Day in Connecticut

By Angela Barbosa

Overwhelming feelings of fear, shame and desperation can lead a pregnant woman to do unthinkable things. What women in Connecticut may not know is that there is a law that offers them more than two choices — terminate or keep. The Safe Haven law gives them a third option. You don’t have to reveal your…

Lemon Butter Penne with Chard

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Culinary // Food

Lemon Butter Penne with Chard

By Alicia Ghio

The end of March and the beginning of April is what I think of as a bridge between seasons. It’s officially spring but winter always tries to hold on a bit longer. With dark greens, butter, fresh lemon and basil, this recipe unites winter and spring in one fresh, creamy and comforting bowl. Lemon Butter…

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