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...

“Placemaking in Downtown Danbury”

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“Placemaking in Downtown Danbury”

By P.J. Prunty

What happens when you put a sole piano — sans pianist — in a public space? International artist Luke Jerram was commissioned to find that out in Birmingham, UK, in 2008. He took the ivories to the streets for three weeks, and the result was “placemaking,” before the term was trendy. In those three weeks, more than…

Learn How You Can Do Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture

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Learn How You Can Do Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture

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 Dear Editor, Don’t get bored this winter – make some simple and stylish outdoor furniture and yard décor for next summer’s outdoor gatherings!  How?  Come to a talk by woodwork artist Katie Jackson on Saturday, January 7th from 10:30am to noon at the Danbury Library and learn how you can do-it-yourself. In Ms. Jackson’s book, “Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture:…

In 2017 Our Wish Is Hope

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In 2017 Our Wish Is Hope

By Emanuela Palmares

For our last issue of the year and with the New Year around the corner, Tribuna went out to the streets and asked readers their thoughts on the holiday season. For some, 2016 was a year taken over by divides, tensions and uncertainty. But for most, as you will read in our cover story, hope…

Trefz Family Gift Creates First Global Health Endowed Chair in Connecticut

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Trefz Family Gift Creates First Global Health Endowed Chair in Connecticut

By Western Connecticut Health Network

At a private reception at Norwalk Hospital on November 16, Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) announced the creation of the Christian J. Trefz Family Endowed Chair in Global Health, the first of its kind in the State of Connecticut and one of only a few hospital-based endowed global health chairs in the nation. At the…

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