News / March 21, 2019 AARP Connecticut Announces 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program to Help Make Communities Better for All Ages

By Tribuna Staff

AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is...

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...

State Budget: No One Wants a Share of CT’s Teacher Pension Bill

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State Budget: No One Wants a Share of CT’s Teacher Pension Bill

By Keith M. Phaneuf | CTMirror.com

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy insists state government alone no longer can shoulder the burden of paying teachers’ pension costs set to skyrocket over the next 15 years. But that same volatility threatens his plan to spread those costs — directly and indirectly — onto municipalities, hospitals and the federal government. Simply put, the resources Malloy…

PeaceJam Connecticut Conference

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PeaceJam Connecticut Conference

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WestConn will host the 2017 PeaceJam Connecticut Conference from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 26, in multiple locations on the University’s Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. This two-day event will feature Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee and hundreds of engaged students from…

What do Trends in Immigration Enforcement Under the Trump Administration Mean to you?

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What do Trends in Immigration Enforcement Under the Trump Administration Mean to you?

By Emanuela Palmares

In 2008, President Barack Obama came into office talking about immigration reform as one of his key legislative priorities, and with the other things that were competing for time and attention from Congress and the administration in the first year or two, that didn’t happen. Amidst the recession and budget struggles, health care became the…

Wellness Wednesday Workshop

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As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on “Yoga for Everybody,” with Adjunct Instructor of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Lara Ward and HPX students, on February 15, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury….

Beet & Berry Smoothie

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Beet & Berry Smoothie

By Alicia Ghio

Get your day off to a colorful start with this vibrantly hued smoothie that also happens to be packed with nutrients. Green vegetables, like kale, spinach and celery, aren’t the only smoothie-friendly vegetables out there. Somewhat more unusual, yet equally delicious and nutritious, are beets. There is a bit more work involved to use them,…

Connecticut Standing on Its Own Fiscal Cliff

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Connecticut Standing on Its Own Fiscal Cliff

By Keith M. Phaneuf – CT Mirror

Connecticut stands on the cusp of an unprecedented fiscal crisis. The budget that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will present to the legislature Feb. 8, in an attempt to close $3 billion in deficits over the next two years, is only a portent of a far greater, long-term challenge facing the state. Simply, the bill is coming due in ever-increasing…

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