Cover / January 9, 2019 Top 35 New Connecticut Laws That Take Effect Now in 2019

By Emanuela Palmares

New laws were set to go into effect on January 1, 2019 that will change the lives of some Connecticut residents, from a mandate that opioid prescriptions be sent electronically to curtail fraud and that doctors discuss the dangers of addiction when prescribing medicine, to the acceptance of electronic proof of your auto insurance card...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / January 9, 2019 Be Aware of Tax Scams

By Catherine Blinder

April 15 – the final date for filing taxes will be here before you know it! As with anything these days, there is an opportunity for unscrupulous people to scam you out of your hard-earned money. There are two common scams to look out, particularly around this time of year. First, whether you are current...

Columns, Community In Focus / January 9, 2019 Savings Bank of Danbury to Receive Hat City Award for Preservation Excellence

By Tribuna Staff

The Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society will host their fifth annual Hat City Ball—with a 50s sock hop theme this year – on Friday, January 25, 2019. The gala celebrates the museum’s mission to acquire, preserve and interpret the history of our city. As part of the festivities, The Friends of The...

DHS Finally Publishes “Final” Expanded Provisional Waiver Rule For 3\10 Year Bar!

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Immigration, News

DHS Finally Publishes “Final” Expanded Provisional Waiver Rule For 3\10 Year Bar!

By Michael J. Gurfinkel

The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel On July 29, 2016, the USCIS finally published their FINAL rule expanding eligibility for a provisional waiver of the 3\10 year bar. The rule went into effect on Aug. 29, 2016. The expanded provisional waiver “expands eligibility for the provisional waiver process to all individuals who are statutorily eligible for the waiver…

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…

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