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...

Keeping You Safe While Traveling Overseas

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Health, News

Keeping You Safe While Traveling Overseas

By AFC Urgent Care in Danbury

Medical preparation for travel is increasingly important. Not only are there more serious health risks present around the world, but there are also more options available for prevention and treatment. Opportunities for prevention should not be overlooked by any traveler, regardless of destination. AFC Urgent Care offers immunizations for many types of diseases. To expedite your care, we have set…

It’s Hard to Believe-School Begins Monday, Aug. 29 in Danbury

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Kids & Family, News

It’s Hard to Believe-School Begins Monday, Aug. 29 in Danbury

By Anne Mead

It’s hard to believe, but it’s back to school time. On Monday, August 29, 11,000 students will begin the school year in Danbury with a full-day schedule. As we get closer to the start, routines that we didn’t practice during the lazy days of summer return, as does the preparation for the New Year. Routines put into place help mornings go smoothly and make a successful day…

Making Americans, Making America

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Making Americans, Making America

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Many years ago, after I had become a four-star general and, then, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Times of London wrote an article observing that if my parents had sailed to England rather than New York, “the most they could have dreamed of for their son in the military was to become…

Solidarity Generates Generosity – NOBODY Fights Alone.

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Community In Focus, News

Solidarity Generates Generosity – NOBODY Fights Alone.

By Manuella Bacelar

A smile, a hopeful look, a gesture full of gratitude. A happy heart before an act embodying one of the noblest sentiments, known by the name: solidarity. It was with this feeling that the Brazilian communities of Danbury and Bridgeport joined forces and organized a fundraising Festa Junina (hillbilly party), a typical Brazilian party, on…

Fraudulent Magazine Sales Companies Resurface in Connecticut  

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News, Public Service Announcements

Fraudulent Magazine Sales Companies Resurface in Connecticut  

By Tribuna Staff

JULY 29, 2016 – The Department of Consumer Protection has become aware that fraudulent door-to-door magazine companies may be resurfacing this summer, in particular in the New London area. The difference between this scam and many others is that members of these magazine sales crews are often victims of the scam themselves. Almost all crew members end up indebted to whatever…

The Story of JOVANNA GARCIA

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American Dream Series, News

The Story of JOVANNA GARCIA

By Maria Danniella Gutiérrez- Salem

Children are an extension of our own life and we always want their lives to be better than ours. Our interviewee is 22 years old, born in Mexico. Jovanna arrived in Danbury, thanks to her parents, when she was only 8 years old. She is deeply proud of her family, her achievements and her Hispanic…

Preparing Students for the Hot Careers Today: Higher Education Classes in Healthcare, Electrical, IT and Esthetics

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Preparing Students for the Hot Careers Today: Higher Education Classes in Healthcare, Electrical, IT and Esthetics

By Tribuna Staff

Even in a tight job market, several careers stand out for young people entering the work force or those pivoting from other vocations. Students who want to pursue jobs as electricians, estheticians and health care professionals – especially medical coders and medical assistants — have a good promise of getting a job, even in Connecticut’s limited market….

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