Cover / August 1, 2018 5th Annual American Dream Awards Gala Dinner to Honor Members of the Immigrant Community

By Emanuela Palmares

The New American Dream Foundation Inc. (TNADF), a 501(c)(3) organization, will host and celebrate the 5th anniversary of its Annual American Dream Awards Gala on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. The event features four award categories: Lifetime, Leadership, Veteran and the American Dream Awards, recognizing community...

Columns, Community In Focus / August 1, 2018 Ferraz Services: Cleaning Services Done Professionally, On-Time and On-Budget

By Angela Barbosa

Driving up to an office, manufacturing facility, residential complex or even a retail outlet with a clean exterior will not only impress visitors and customers, it will also give a sense of pride to employees and residents. If you want to give your home or your commercial building more curb appeal, one great way to...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / August 1, 2018 Rent to Own or Save for the Unexpected?

By Catherine Blinder

If you’re just starting out and need furniture, or you find yourself suddenly needing to replace a broken stove, refrigerator, television or other electronics, you may be tempted by headlines that say – “No Credit Check!” or “Take it Home Today!” At many of the Rent to Own stores in the state, that’s exactly what...

Positive Discipline: Agreements and Follow Through

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Kids & Family

Positive Discipline: Agreements and Follow Through

By Carol Dores and Anne E. Mead, M.Ed.

I remember the day our older son turned to the younger one and said, “You don’t have to do what mom is telling you to do. She won’t hold you to it and won’t actually follow through on the punishment.” As a parent, I thought, “I was a pushover. My son thinks he can get away with not following through.”…

Connecticut Needs a New Way to Identify Low-Income Students

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Op-Ed

Connecticut Needs a New Way to Identify Low-Income Students

By Katie Roy

Across Connecticut, children’s access to opportunities plays a pivotal role in their success in school. Unfortunately, children who live in low-income households often have reduced access to opportunities, and often they need additional support in school to ensure they have an equal shot at success. From unstable housing and food insecurity to limited language exposure and parents working multiple…

“Much Ado About Nothing”

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WCSU

“Much Ado About Nothing”

By Tribuna Staff

The Aquila Theatre will present “Much Ado About Nothing” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/aquila-theatre-in-much-ado-about-nothing-tickets-26781323660. For a complete list of similar…

Will My Insurance Company Be on My Side in the Event of an Accident and Should I Speak With Them?

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What You Should Know

Will My Insurance Company Be on My Side in the Event of an Accident and Should I Speak With Them?

By Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith Attorneys at Law

If you’ve been in an auto accident, your natural response is probably to call your insurance company. After all, you pay premiums to help cover any losses you sustain in an accident and your insurer is there to protect you, right? Maybe. It’s not at all unusual for policyholders to find themselves fighting with insurance…

Chunky Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad

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Culinary // Food

Chunky Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad

By Alicia Ghio

Summer produce is coming in strong from my garden and this salad is an easy way to enjoy it. No cooking, just a lot of chopping. I decided to use corn, zucchini, tomato and scallion, but you can easily add or substitute other vegetables, like cucumbers, bell peppers or even yellow squash. Or kick up…

Taste of Danbury Turns 30!

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Hat City Centric

Taste of Danbury Turns 30!

By Renato Ghio

  The 30th annual Taste of Greater Danbury comes to downtown on September 10 and 11. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years of live music, delectable food and family entertainment – 30 years of drawing record crowds to the heart of our city. Time does fly. And, this year’s event is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet. “We’re really looking forward to…

New Report: Undocumented Immigrants Play A Vital Role In State’s Economy

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Cover, News

New Report: Undocumented Immigrants Play A Vital Role In State’s Economy

By Bill Sarno|CTLatinoNews.com

In Connecticut, if you need a software developer or someone to paint your house, most likely an immigrant will get the job. For those dining at a restaurant, there is a one in three probability that the food will be prepared by a foreign-born cook using vegetables raised and harvested by immigrant workers. There is…

What Do We Want To Change? (Part II)

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Well Being

What Do We Want To Change? (Part II)

By Eric Faria

*Continuing from last month’s column. Please, indicate if: The situation in which you find yourself and wish to change was created by other people’s actions or decisions. Following this logic, your actions or decisions could modify the lives of others, correct? Remember, that which works in one direction also works in the opposite one. If…

A New Soccer Store Finds in Danbury History His Place

Community In Focus

A New Soccer Store Finds in Danbury History His Place

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You must have spent much time in downtown Danbury. But have you noticed that White Street has a red brick building? There, right near the Danbury train station, is Meeker’s Hardware, built in 1883. It is also known as the Red Block, which since its opening in 1885 has belonged to the Meeker family. The historic center of Danbury has several important places related to the history of the city and still retains the…

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