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...

Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

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Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

By Tribuna Staff

The 14th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Ann’s Place will be held on Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center, Exit 1, Danbury. This multifaceted event funds Ann’s Place cancer support services. Kicking off the Festival on November 17, from 6:30 – 10:30 pm, is the…

United States Department of Education Ranks NVCC One of the Top 25 Colleges in the Nation to Advance Opportunities for Low-income Students

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United States Department of Education Ranks NVCC One of the Top 25 Colleges in the Nation to Advance Opportunities for Low-income Students

By Tribuna Staff

  A recent report published by the United States Department of Education shows that Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is successfully living its mission to offer quality, affordable education and training in response to evolving community needs by providing opportunities to individuals and organizations to develop their potential. The College was ranked as a top college in…

Padres Unidos: Creating a Safe Haven for Families with Kids with Special Needs

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Padres Unidos: Creating a Safe Haven for Families with Kids with Special Needs

By Roshawna Thomas

Padres Unidos of Greater Danbury (PUGD) started as a grassroots effort in 2013 as a part of Director Miozotis Galarza-Ramirez’s community project at the CT Partners in Policy Making and Advocacy Program. Ramirez, who is also a social worker, a community leader and the parent of a child with special needs, wanted to provide support to families of children with special…

The Perfect Love

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The Perfect Love

By Eric Faria

  The idea for this column came as I was listening to a piece of music that I have heard countless times before. Strani Amori is an Italian song made famous by Laura Pausini and first released in 1994. Ms. Pausini was only 19 years old and competing for the second time at the Sanremo Music Festival – where she had won the…

The Holiday Season’s Biggest Grinch: Infertility

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The Holiday Season’s Biggest Grinch: Infertility

By Lisa Schuman

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of year… or the saddest. According to the National Institutes of Health, there is a high incidence of depression during December’s holiday season. Infertility patients often face added sadness during holiday season. What makes the holidays more difficult than other times of the year? Interactions with friends and family during this time of year can be difficult for several reasons. First, families and friends may announce, “We are pregnant.” Even infertility patients feel…

A New Time for the Danbury Police Department

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A New Time for the Danbury Police Department

By Mariana Silva

  In July, the new Danbury Police Chief, Patrick Ridenhour, was sworn in, replacing Alan Baker, who retired after 11 years in that position. The swearing-in ceremony was held at Danbury City Hall, alongside local dignitaries. It is the first time in the history of Danbury that an African American has served as chief of police. In his professional trajectory, Chief Ridenhour began his career in 1988, in his hometown of…

Lions Club KidSight Program Helps Treat Children’s Vision Problems

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Lions Club KidSight Program Helps Treat Children’s Vision Problems

By Angela Barbosa

    Several eye conditions can affect kids. Most are detected by vision screening using an acuity chart during the preschool years. The Lions Club Eye Health Program – KidSight – has changed the lives of many children, one eye screening at a time. The American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists recommend a child have his or her first eye examination…

European Wax Center Helps You Find Your Own Version of Beauty

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European Wax Center Helps You Find Your Own Version of Beauty

By Angela Barbosa

For both women and men, revealing beautiful skin is no longer a dream. European Wax Center (EWC) has joined the Danbury business community to offer a high-quality waxing experience that is comfortable, easy and unforgettable. The new center opened in May, and according to COO and co-founder David Coba, “EWC is the premier destination for…

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