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...

Holiday Spirit in Downtown Danbury

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Holiday Spirit in Downtown Danbury

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The holiday spirit is alive in downtown Danbury. From the holiday lights to decorations to festive activities, there is some holiday fun to be had in the heart of the Hat City. Take a stroll or a drive along Main Street. In addition to the lights along Main Street and in Library Plaza, downtown businesses…

The Law Firm of Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith Announces New Name as “Ventura Law”

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The Law Firm of Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith Announces New Name as “Ventura Law”

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The Law Firm of Ventura, Ribeiro and Smith announced on December 5 it is changing its name to Ventura Law, effective immediately. Although the firm will continue to operate with the same attorneys and staff, its new name represents an important milestone as it sets the course for its future.  “We’ve seen many changes to the…

Staying Safe Online this Holiday Season

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Staying Safe Online this Holiday Season

By Catherine Blinder

Happy Holidays from your friends at the Department of Consumer Protection! With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us will be doing some of our shopping online. While it’s important to support our local businesses, sometimes the item we’re looking for isn’t available, or we don’t have transportation, or it is more affordable online….

Turn Turmoil Into Action

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Turn Turmoil Into Action

By Emanuela Palmares

Many in the community have reached out to me to talk about a feeling of uncertainty for the future, helplessness as to what 2017 could bring… Some were very engaged in the last election and unhappy with the results, or could not participate but were following the process closely. Others who were not previously engaged…

Who Is Donald Trump When He is Alone?

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Who Is Donald Trump When He is Alone?

By Jonathan Coelho

Sitting here and reading Donald Trump’s “plan of action,” I have started to suspect that he might be the biggest “joker card” that the United States has ever seen. It is something new and completely surreal – a magnate who happens to be a great actor and who is now the president of the United…

TB Cases Rise in Connecticut, Nationally First Increase in 23 Years

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TB Cases Rise in Connecticut, Nationally First Increase in 23 Years

By Jenifer Frank | C-HIT – CTMirror

Reported cases of tuberculosis jumped 17 percent in Connecticut from 2014 to 2015, mirroring a national and global trend and prompting federal officials to ask primary care providers to be on the alert for at-risk patients. The state Department of Public Health (DPH) said 70 people, in 29 towns, were reported with active TB, the contagious…

Murphy Statement on the Brazilian Plane Crash

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Murphy Statement on the Brazilian Plane Crash

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement on Tuesday (12/29) expressing condolences to the loved ones of the victims of the plane carrying the Chapecoense soccer team from southern Brazil that crashed in Colombia, killing 75 people. Connecticut is home to over 60,000 Brazilian-American residents and the positive influence of the…

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