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...

Western Connecticut State University Offers In-State Rate for Tuition, Fees to Nearby New York Students`

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Western Connecticut State University Offers In-State Rate for Tuition, Fees to Nearby New York Students`

By Tribuna Staff

Western Connecticut State University is offering in-state tuition to residents of seven New York counties starting with the Fall 2017 semester. Students from Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland and Ulster counties will be able to enroll at WCSU at the annual rate of $10,017, the same amount paid by Connecticut residents. Out-of-state tuition and fees for these students has been…

Skincare Through the Decades

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Skincare Through the Decades

By Charis Wipfler

  At Grace Medical Aesthetics, we love a good skincare routine. Each decade brings new change in all aspects of life, including your skin. Some quick tips to keep your skin healthy as you being your journey into aging gracefully… If treated correctly and early, fine lines are a breeze. Products with retinol, or vitamin A, can significantly reduce the look…

Am I Good Enough?

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Am I Good Enough?

By Eric Faria

Do you know the mythology of the Phoenix? The one that rises from the ashes more powerful and beautiful than before? Well, what no one remembers or does not know is that the Phoenix sets fire to her own nest, that is, she causes her own death. If we allow other people’s opinions to paralyze us,…

CREAR Futuros Aims to Help First-year Students in Their First College Experience

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CREAR Futuros Aims to Help First-year Students in Their First College Experience

By Mariana Silva

Trying to minimize barriers that prevent many college students from achieving their dream to receive a diploma, the Hispanic Federation has created the CREAR Futuros (Create Future) program, which seeks to provide support to students that have just entered college. CREAR Futuros is a free program, established in partnership with public educational institutions, foundations and private businesses. It was implemented this past August by Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC), and now that the instructors are trained,…

My Child Saw Who Today????

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My Child Saw Who Today????

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Your third grader comes home and tells you, “this lady came and saw me today. Jimmy and I went to her office to play.”  Immediately you think, “who is this woman and why is she playing with my child and Jimmy?”  You call the school and are told that “Mrs. Salter is the school social worker…

Getting Men on Board with Infertility Testing

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Getting Men on Board with Infertility Testing

By Joshua M. Hurwitz

Infertility is not just a woman’s issue. Forty percent of infertility patients experience male factor infertility, such as sperm production disorders, structural abnormalities, ejaculatory disturbances and immunologic disorders, according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). And yet many men hesitate to be tested because they feel that it is “weird” or unnatural, or “there’s no way I can have a problem…

OP-ED: ‘Connecticut Needs a School Finance System That Makes Sense’

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OP-ED: ‘Connecticut Needs a School Finance System That Makes Sense’

By Katie Roy

In his decision on September 7 in Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) v. Rell, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher made a lengthy, wide-ranging ruling on education and equity in our state. At the heart of Judge Moukawsher’s historic ruling is the affirmation of what educators, parents, students and community leaders have been saying…

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