Cover / July 6, 2018 Reuniting Immigrant Kids with Parents? Not So Easy.

By Ana Radelat | CT Mirror

After a day visiting immigration facilities at the Texas border, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said, “there is no plan, there is no strategy” to reunify immigrant kids who have been separated from their undocumented parents. Blumenthal said he visited a temporary shelter for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas that is housing about 250 migrant boys in...

Politics / July 6, 2018 Democrats Sustain Malloy’s Vetoes, Frustrating Republican Leaders

By Keith M. Phaneuf and Clarice Silber | June 25, 2018 | CT Mirror

The General Assembly sustained all seven vetoes on Monday (06/25) that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued following this year’s legislative session. Among the measures the governor rejected were bills that would have limited the fiscal bailout of Hartford, created a new student suspension process, limited the Executive Branch’s authority to reduce municipal education grants, established...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / July 6, 2018 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...

Simple Ways Parents Can Ease Children Back Into School

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Simple Ways Parents Can Ease Children Back Into School

By Jyoti Kelkar

Excitement and dread are common feelings for both children and parents when back-to-school season arrives. No matter how much they look forward to seeing friends and wearing a new school wardrobe, children are often afraid of the changes a new school year brings. Fortunately, parents can do a lot to ease the transition from summer to school. Establish a routine. While summer is in…

Etiquette in Youth Sports

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Etiquette in Youth Sports

By Estela Camacho

Have you experienced sideline coaching by other parents? It can be very distracting when you are trying to watch your child’s game. While most parents try to keep comments positive, we do have some parents that are overly passionate about their child’s play and tend to call out their own child if mistakes are made. Most of the time, children already know they…

DACA Offers Quality of Life to Undocumented Youth

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DACA Offers Quality of Life to Undocumented Youth

By Mariana Silva

Did you know that there is a program that allows certain immigrant youth to benefit, with employment authorization, a social security number, the ability to attend school and obtain a driver’s license in the United States? Well, today we will talk about DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – a discretionary determination allowing individuals that entered the United States as children to reside in the country legally for a period of…

New Kids’ Programs at the Waterbury Library

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New Kids’ Programs at the Waterbury Library

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Dear Editor, The Silas Bronson Library has launched three new weekly programs and one new monthly program for children this month. All programs are free and open to the public. Bronson Library Homework Help for children in Grades 4 through 8 is held every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Coding…

But It Takes So Much Time: Helping Your Child to be Self Sufficient

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But It Takes So Much Time: Helping Your Child to be Self Sufficient

By Carol Dores & Anne E. Mead

Young children love to be able to do things by themselves. Ask any mother of a two year old and she will tell you she has been told many times by her child “I do it” or “Me do it.” The sense of independence that children gain by being able to accomplish easy tasks on their own is tremendous. Think back about your first really exciting accomplishment. It might have…

100th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Procedure Performed at Danbury Hospital By Western Connecticut Health Network

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100th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Procedure Performed at Danbury Hospital By Western Connecticut Health Network

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DANBURY, Connecticut – September 2, 2016 – Ninety-year-old Woodbury Resident Elisabeth Stritzel is looking forward to being able to tend to her vegetable garden and flower beds since having her failing aortic valve replaced at Danbury Hospital. Mrs. Stritzel is the 100th patient to undergo the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure there. Cardiovascular physicians…

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