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...

The Rat Pack Together Again

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The Rat Pack Together Again

By Tribuna Staff

The Rat Pack Together Again will take you back to a time when seeing Frank, Dean and Sammy in Las Vegas was the ultimate event in show business! Starring Tony Sands, Johnny Petillo and Geno Monroe—these three acclaimed performers embody the music, comedy and camaraderie of the legendary trio. The show has gotten great reviews! The New York Post raved, ”The vocals…

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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Kids & Family

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…

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