Cover / September 20, 2018 New Report: 50 percent of Danbury Households Struggle to Pay for Basic Needs

By Tribuna Staff

According to the 2018 ALICE Report for Connecticut, 40 percent of households in our state have income that falls below what is needed to pay for basic necessities such as housing, food, child care, health care, technology and transportation. ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) is a United Way acronym to describe hard-working, struggling households...

News / September 20, 2018 A Two-Man Debate with Room for a Third, Dannel P. Malloy

By Mark Pazniokas | CTMirror.com

The first head-to-head debate by Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski ended on the night of September 12 without Connecticut voters learning how either man would close a $2.1 billion deficit or how Stefanowski would begin to deliver on his audacious promise to eliminate the state income tax. Over the course of a contentious...

News, Public Service Announcements / September 20, 2018 Americares and Walgreens Offer Flu Shots for Uninsured and Underinsured Patients

By Tribuna Staff

Americares Free Clinics and Walgreens are offering no-cost flu shots in October to help keep the uninsured and underinsured healthy this flu season. Now in its fourth year, the partnership annually vaccinates nearly 700 Fairfield County residents who cannot afford a flu shot. “The best time to get vaccinated is before the flu begins spreading...

A New Time for the Danbury Police Department

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A New Time for the Danbury Police Department

By Mariana Silva

  In July, the new Danbury Police Chief, Patrick Ridenhour, was sworn in, replacing Alan Baker, who retired after 11 years in that position. The swearing-in ceremony was held at Danbury City Hall, alongside local dignitaries. It is the first time in the history of Danbury that an African American has served as chief of police. In his professional trajectory, Chief Ridenhour began his career in 1988, in his hometown of…

Lions Club KidSight Program Helps Treat Children’s Vision Problems

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Lions Club KidSight Program Helps Treat Children’s Vision Problems

By Angela Barbosa

    Several eye conditions can affect kids. Most are detected by vision screening using an acuity chart during the preschool years. The Lions Club Eye Health Program – KidSight – has changed the lives of many children, one eye screening at a time. The American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists recommend a child have his or her first eye examination…

European Wax Center Helps You Find Your Own Version of Beauty

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European Wax Center Helps You Find Your Own Version of Beauty

By Angela Barbosa

For both women and men, revealing beautiful skin is no longer a dream. European Wax Center (EWC) has joined the Danbury business community to offer a high-quality waxing experience that is comfortable, easy and unforgettable. The new center opened in May, and according to COO and co-founder David Coba, “EWC is the premier destination for…

WE ARE DOWNTOWN

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WE ARE DOWNTOWN

By P.J. Prunty

  Social capital is a term I came across while studying political science during my years at Hartwick College. I was so intrigued by the concept, I decided to write my senior thesis about social capital in the United States. Social capital is a form of economic and cultural capital in which social networks are central, transactions are marked by reciprocity, trust and cooperation, and market agents produce goods and services not mainly for themselves, but for the common good. Some examples of social capital range…

The Story of Jorge Lopez

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The Story of Jorge Lopez

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  Our interviewee was born in the United States, but his parents are originally from the State of Sonora in the Republic of Mexico. Like the State of Sonora, his life has been marked by being at the border of two cultures. His parents came to this country in 1993, hoping to start a family in an atmosphere of prosperity, security and…

WCSU Trio at Ritcher Association for the Arts

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WCSU Trio at Ritcher Association for the Arts

By Tribuna Staff

Richter Association for the Arts closes its fall season on Sunday, Oct. 30, with a 3 p.m. jazz concert at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury. WCSU students Anthony Pellegrini on saxophone, Niles Spaulding on bass and Larry Davis on drums comprise the trio. Anthony Pellegrini began his musical experience at the age of eight with the clarinet. He now…

Quinoa, Apple + Kale Stuffed Delicata Squash

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Quinoa, Apple + Kale Stuffed Delicata Squash

By Alicia Ghio

    There are many wonderful cool-weather squash varieties from the most commonly known like butternut and acorn to lesser-known ones like kabocha. Among the lesser known, but incredibly delicious and versatile, is the delicata squash. It’s often called the “sweet potato squash” for its mild, brown sugar flavor. It’s a good source of beta-carotene and vitamin C. It’s compact size and thin, edible skin means it is the…

Rental Car Billing Surprises

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Rental Car Billing Surprises

By Catherine Blinder

  Whether we need to drive to or from the airport, to an event or when our own car is in the shop for repairs, we trust rental car agencies to put us in a car that will bring us where we need to go, and do so safely and legally. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as smoothly as we want them…

Get In On Some Halloween Fun

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Get In On Some Halloween Fun

By Renato Ghio

Nowadays, you can enjoy Halloween festivities well beyond Oct. 31. The entire month is filled with activities for all ages. Here’s a run-down of what’s going on in and around the Hat City. One of the most popular family-friendly traditions is, of course, Halloween on the Green, which is Saturday Oct. 29 from 2 to 4 pm. The first 500 costumed children get goodie bags, and there’s a costume contest with…

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