Cover / February 6, 2019 With Few Options, Lamont Considers Taxing Groceries

By Keith M. Phaneuf and Mark Pazniokas | CTMIrror.org

Gov. Ned Lamont wants to end Connecticut’s cycle of budget deficits, deliver property-tax relief and amass a fiscal bulwark against the next recession. But to do it, he may push wary legislators to extend the sales tax for the first time to groceries, medications and other long-exempt items. Lamont pledged during the 2018 campaign that...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / February 6, 2019 Phishing Site: A Fake Reality That Lives Online

By Catherine Blinder

Have you ever received a telephone call or an email from what appears to be a legitimate company or government agency like Verizon, Netflix, Bank of America or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? They say they are calling to inform you that you are in BIG TROUBLE because there is a problem with your account...

Columns, Community In Focus / February 6, 2019 Helping Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut Continue its Health Message Go! 5-2-1-0

By Tribuna Staff

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, Morris Street School unveiled the Go! 5-2-1-0 Wellness message as a reminder to Eat 5 fruits and vegetables daily; 2 hours or less of screen time; 1 hour of play every day and 0 intake of sugar-sweetened beverages. The community adopted the wellness message as far back as 2011 with...

Want To Be More Successful in 2017? Kill These Bad Habits Now

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Want To Be More Successful in 2017? Kill These Bad Habits Now

By Eric Faria

1.Eliminate your habit of thinking it’s all about you. People are thinking about themselves and their own problems. Not you. I promise. It’s not about you. Run on that assumption when dealing with every human interaction in your life, and you’ll be much happier. 2. Kill your habit of multi-tasking. Do this instead: when attempting…

Tito Puente Jr Coming to Palace Danbury

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Tito Puente Jr Coming to Palace Danbury

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Tito Puente, Jr. and his Latin Jazz Band are coming to The Palace Danbury with their high voltage celebration of jazz and Latin beats. Heir to the throne of  El Rey—The King of Latin Music, he is unmistakably the son, physically, spiritually and musically, of Tito Puente, the 10-time Grammy winner, percussion superstar, veteran bandleader…

The Story of Julián Pacheco

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The Story of Julián Pacheco

By María Danniella Gutiérrez-Salem

Our interviewee today is an educated, enterprising and very honest young man named Julián Pacheco. He was born in Bridgeport, CT, but his parents are originally from Luquillo, Puerto Rico, which is why he considers himself Boricuan. Tell me about your family. With a very soft tone of voice, he replied, “Well, my family is…

Department of Consumer Protection Urges Consumers to Use Gift Cards Right Away

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Department of Consumer Protection Urges Consumers to Use Gift Cards Right Away

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The Department of Consumer Protection is urging consumers to use gift cards received over the holidays as soon as possible in order to minimize risk. Laws related to gift cards can seem complicated. Here’s what consumers should know: · Be aware of whether your gift card is covered by federal law or Connecticut state law….

Brazilian Doctor Is the Newest Primary Care Physician of the Alliance Medical Group in Naugatuck

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Brazilian Doctor Is the Newest Primary Care Physician of the Alliance Medical Group in Naugatuck

By Mariana Silva

At some point in life, people may need to see a doctor for a simple routine visit, due to an illness or, perhaps, an accident. For a foreign patient, however, who does not speak English, that simple appointment may be very complicated. When the health problem is more delicate, even those who speak English often…

MAGNUS: “The Mozart Of Chess”

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MAGNUS: “The Mozart Of Chess”

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MAGNUS is a rousing, feel-good film about one the world’s most extraordinary chess players— 26-year-old Magnus Carlsen. This “Mozart of Chess,” who checkmated Bill Gates in nine moves, became a chess grandmaster at the age of 13. As a young boy, Magnus Carlsen was very different from his peers. Bullied by the other children, he usually…

What Immigrants Should Know Under a Trump Presidency

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What Immigrants Should Know Under a Trump Presidency

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New America Media, Question & Answer, Erin N. Marcus Editor’s Note: Donald J. Trump’s campaign vows to detain and deport “anyone who illegally crosses the border” and revoke DACA, the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, have sown fear among the 11 million immigrants who reside in the U.S. without official authorization. Americans…

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