Cover / July 15, 2019 Top 6 Reasons for Families to Explore the Other Side of the State this Summer

By Emanuela Palmares

Connecticut spans just 110 miles from east to west. And 70 miles from north to south. There is plenty to see right in our state for those who do not have big summer travel plans.   Here are a few family fun options on the other side of state (from trills and beaches to dinosaurs) that we recommend “Western Connecticutians” explore and make the best of the summer “staycations.”    Lake Compounce Theme Park  New England’s Family...

Columns, Community In Focus / July 5, 2019 Café on The Green: Danbury’s Hidden Treasure

By Angela Barbosa

Ranked one of the top 25 public courses in the United States, the Richter Park Golf Course is home to one of Danbury’s hidden treasures, Café on the Green. Surrounded by huge picture windows, the three sides of the restaurant offer a breathtaking view that invites you to sit down and contemplate it while enjoying a casual or formal meal.  For...

News / June 19, 2019 Autism Diagnosis: Latinos Face Obstacles

By Annika Darling | CTLatinoNews.com

Latinos represent the largest growing population in the United States, yet they have the lowest autism diagnosis rate. And, according to Dr. Lauren Herlihy, who works at the Hospital for Special Care in Connecticut, when Latino children are diagnosed with autism, they tend to be diagnosed, on average, 2.5 years older than non-Latino children.  The earlier a child...

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…

The Mistletoes Take a Holiday

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The Mistletoes Take a Holiday

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This December, Musicals at Richter, Connecticut’s longest-running outdoor theater, returns to The Palace Danbury with “The Mistletoes Take a Holiday,” a new family musical that pays homage to those great holiday shows. Set on Christmas Eve in 1965, the show follows the adventures of The Mistletoes, America’s favorite singing sisters. The gals have just wrapped…

Play Organized Competitive Basketball in the Winter

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Play Organized Competitive Basketball in the Winter

By Estela Camacho

The Danbury Athletic Youth Organization’s middle school and high school basketball program offers boys and young men in grades 6 through 12 the opportunity to play organized competitive basketball in the winter months. The Organization offers league teams that play each other in their respective divisions and eventually play against each other during the championships….

A New Way to Shop for the Holidays

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A New Way to Shop for the Holidays

By Renato Ghio

Friends don’t let friends shop at the mall. That sums up the idea behind a new special holiday shopping event being organized by Meagan Cann at Workspace Collective, the unique retail and design co-op that opened this fall on Main Street. The Hat City Holiday Bazaar will take place on Small Business Saturday, which is…

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