News / January 14, 2020 WCSU Announces Institutional Aid Availability for Undocumented Students

By Angela Barbosa

Many people are unaware that there are opportunities available to undocumented immigrants to pursue their higher education. Undocumented status is not a legal obstacle to attending a U.S. college. According to the College Board, a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity, “Undocumented students may incorrectly assume that they cannot legally...

Health, News / January 14, 2020 New Partnership Assists Families Facing Cancer

By Ann’s Place

Facing cancer is both emotionally and physically exhausting for everyone in the family. When you add in barriers to getting services, such as lack of transportation, it can have monumental effects. Ann’s Place strives to work with families to eliminate those barriers and Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC) has made just that possible by...

Cover / January 13, 2020 New Year – New Laws

By Emanuela Palmares

With the New Year come new laws that may have an impact on you, your business or your community. Some are new taxes that went into effect on January 1, 2020, such as: –Dry Cleaning – The existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to dry cleaning services and laundry services –Parking – The existing state...

Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Culinary // Food

Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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One of the first posts I wrote on Local Food Rocks was about making grilled stuffed poblano peppers. This year I decided not only to grow my own poblano peppers, but also to revisit my original recipe. Poblano peppers have thick walls, making them perfect for stuffing and grilling. They get a wonderful smoky flavor when grilled and their mild heat also adds another dimension to a…

Reinventing the Boutique Shopping Experience

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Reinventing the Boutique Shopping Experience

By Renato Ghio

Sometimes, things just come together. Call it kismet or fate or whatever you want to call it, all Meaghan Cann knows is that her passion for sustainable fashion has brought her to a new chapter in her career. Meaghan’s start-up venture, Workspace Collective, which officially opens on September 10, is reinventing the boutique shopping experience. It’s not only a place where you’ll find unique fashionable…

Ct Health Insurance Rates To Rise Sharply In 2017

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Health, News

Ct Health Insurance Rates To Rise Sharply In 2017

By Keith M. Phaneuf and Arielle Levin Becker

Most Connecticut health insurance plans sold through individual and small group markets will undergo steep rate hikes next year, although in some cases, the prices will not go up by as much as carriers had sought. The state Insurance Department approved 13 health policy rate hikes on September 2 that far outstripped increases in recent years, averaging…

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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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…

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