Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle, News / November 13, 2018 Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Black Business Alliance (BBA) Partner to Host Capitol Region Workshops for Minority Businesses

By Angela Barbosa

Minority Businesses are invited to learn about the Minority Business Revolving Loan Fund (MBRLF), a Minority Business Initiative (MBI) Program.  Learn how to gain Access to Capital and to help finance small and minority businesses with DECD loans. To facilitate the development, sustainability and growth of CT Minority Businesses, DECD and Black Business Alliance (BBA)...

Cover / November 8, 2018 Hayes Declares Victory in 5th District, Makes Connecticut History

By Ana Radelat and Mackenzie Rigg | CTMirror.org

Jahana Hayes, a progressive political newcomer, declared victory on Nov. 6 over her Republican opponent in the 5th Congressional District, becoming the first African-American woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. Hayes, a Democrat, declared victory over former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos shortly before 11 p.m., with less than half of the vote officially counted. Santos,...

News / November 8, 2018 Connecticut Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month

By Emanuela Palmares

Connecticut is joining the nation in celebrating Adoption Awareness Month throughout November. This year’s emphasis is on the emotional rewards that families experience through adoption. Several events this month will highlight what adoption means to both parents and children, including adoptions occurring in open court sessions, and the premiere of a feature movie about a...

You Be The Judge

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Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle, News

You Be The Judge

By Renato Ghio

Thumbs up or thumbs down? The Manhattan Short Film Festival gives you a chance to indulge your inner film critic. Film lovers in Danbury can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs across six continents in over 250 cities, when the Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Palace Danbury on Friday, September…

Positive Discipline: Agreements and Follow Through

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Kids & Family

Positive Discipline: Agreements and Follow Through

By Carol Dores and Anne E. Mead, M.Ed.

I remember the day our older son turned to the younger one and said, “You don’t have to do what mom is telling you to do. She won’t hold you to it and won’t actually follow through on the punishment.” As a parent, I thought, “I was a pushover. My son thinks he can get away with not following through.”…

Connecticut Needs a New Way to Identify Low-Income Students

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Op-Ed

Connecticut Needs a New Way to Identify Low-Income Students

By Katie Roy

Across Connecticut, children’s access to opportunities plays a pivotal role in their success in school. Unfortunately, children who live in low-income households often have reduced access to opportunities, and often they need additional support in school to ensure they have an equal shot at success. From unstable housing and food insecurity to limited language exposure and parents working multiple…

“Much Ado About Nothing”

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WCSU

“Much Ado About Nothing”

By Tribuna Staff

The Aquila Theatre will present “Much Ado About Nothing” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/aquila-theatre-in-much-ado-about-nothing-tickets-26781323660. For a complete list of similar…

Will My Insurance Company Be on My Side in the Event of an Accident and Should I Speak With Them?

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What You Should Know

Will My Insurance Company Be on My Side in the Event of an Accident and Should I Speak With Them?

By Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith Attorneys at Law

If you’ve been in an auto accident, your natural response is probably to call your insurance company. After all, you pay premiums to help cover any losses you sustain in an accident and your insurer is there to protect you, right? Maybe. It’s not at all unusual for policyholders to find themselves fighting with insurance…

Chunky Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad

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Culinary // Food

Chunky Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad

By Alicia Ghio

Summer produce is coming in strong from my garden and this salad is an easy way to enjoy it. No cooking, just a lot of chopping. I decided to use corn, zucchini, tomato and scallion, but you can easily add or substitute other vegetables, like cucumbers, bell peppers or even yellow squash. Or kick up…

Taste of Danbury Turns 30!

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Hat City Centric

Taste of Danbury Turns 30!

By Renato Ghio

  The 30th annual Taste of Greater Danbury comes to downtown on September 10 and 11. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years of live music, delectable food and family entertainment – 30 years of drawing record crowds to the heart of our city. Time does fly. And, this year’s event is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet. “We’re really looking forward to…

New Report: Undocumented Immigrants Play A Vital Role In State’s Economy

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Cover, News

New Report: Undocumented Immigrants Play A Vital Role In State’s Economy

By Bill Sarno|CTLatinoNews.com

In Connecticut, if you need a software developer or someone to paint your house, most likely an immigrant will get the job. For those dining at a restaurant, there is a one in three probability that the food will be prepared by a foreign-born cook using vegetables raised and harvested by immigrant workers. There is…

What Do We Want To Change? (Part II)

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Well Being

What Do We Want To Change? (Part II)

By Eric Faria

*Continuing from last month’s column. Please, indicate if: The situation in which you find yourself and wish to change was created by other people’s actions or decisions. Following this logic, your actions or decisions could modify the lives of others, correct? Remember, that which works in one direction also works in the opposite one. If…

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