New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England (and issues being faced on the local level) include these articles:

CT: Middletown Area Transit bus riders plead for solution to significant route cuts (Middletown Press)

ME: RSU 9 increases student, adult meal prices (Sun Journal)

MA: Farming takes root in the city (The Herald News)

NH: Portsmouth’s downtown named to National Register of Historic Places | New Hampshire

RI: Homelessness on the rise as rents climb (The Valley Breeze)

VT: Energy upgrades: Spontaneous surplus proposal scrapped (The Brattleboro Reformer)

Region: Dartmouth Study Finds Heavier Rainfall May Be Region’s ‘New Normal’ (Valley News)

National: Light Lessons: Looking to the past and the future for school daylighting applications (American School & University)

Background information:

City of Middletown, CT

Mount Blue Regional School District, Farmington, ME (Chesterville, Farmington, Industry, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Starks, Temple, Vienna, Weld, and Wilton)

Mount Blue High School, Farmington, ME

Town of Farmington, ME

Town of New Sharon, ME

Town of Starks, ME

Town of Temple, ME

Town of Vienna, ME

Town of Weld, ME

Town of Wilton, ME

City of Fall River, MA

City of Portsmouth, NH

City of Pawtucket, RI

Town of Brattleboro, VT

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Idea Starter: Planning Awards for Community Service and Project Design

The Lamoille County, VT, Planning Commission annually presents awards in community service and project design.

Media report:

News & Citizen: Planning commission honors volunteers and designers (15 JUN 17)

Background information:

Lamoille County Planning Commission

Facebook: Lamoille County Planning Commission

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Reflection Starter from Thomas Edison

“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” – Thomas A. Edison

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New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England (and issues being faced on the local level) include these articles:

CT: Brookfield will reimburse former Republican registrar for legal fees (The News-Times)

ME: South Portland sees former public works land as ‘blank canvas’ (The Forecaster)

MA: Brockton park in the middle of a facelift, as city restores historic fountain (The Enterprise)

NH: Aldermen rescind decision to close portion of street for restaurant seating New Hampshire Union Leader)

RI: Family Literacy Center adopts garden-to-table approach (The Valley Breeze)

VT: State Budget Compromise Leaves School Districts Scrambling (Vermont Public Radio)

National: Pennsylvania court rules in favor of access to police videos (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Background information:

Town of Brookfield, CT

City of South Portland, ME

City of Brockton, MA

City of Manchester, NH

Town of Lincoln, RI

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Education Idea Starter: Walking School Bus

Families of a number of walking students at the Irving School in Derby, CT, participate in a Walking School Bus designed to encourage daily attendance in a timely manner.

Media Report:

New Haven Register: ‘Walking School Bus’ in Derby get kids to school on time (16 JUN 17)

Background information:

Derby Public Schools

City of Derby

Wikipedia: Derby, Connecticut

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Reflection Starter from John Steinbeck

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” – John Steinbeck

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New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England (and issues being faced on the local level) include these articles:

CT: Sale of Lambert Kay property approved; town residents to make ultimate decision (The Register Citizen)

ME: Nonprofit gives town of Wells a floating wheelchair for disabled beach visitors (Kennecbec Journal)

MA: Millbury, Charlton, Oxford residents and businesses to be offered group electricity rates (Telegram & Gazette)

NH: Gravel pit delayed – for now (The Baysider)

RI: Concerns from state prompt review of proposed NK solar ordinances (The Independent)

VT: Mixed messages about composting – what actually works? (The Valley Reporter)

National: In Today’s World of Terrorism, a ‘Mental Rehearsal’ Could Save Your Life (Emergency Management)

Background information:

Town of Winchester, CT

Town of Wells, ME

Town of Charlton, MA

Town of Millbury, MA

Town of Oxford, MA

Town of New Durham, NH

Town of North Kingstown, RI

Mad River Resource Management Alliance, Waterbury, VT

Town of Fayston, VT

Town of Moretown, VT

Town of Roxbury, VT

Town of Waitsfield, VT

Town of Warren, VT

Town of Waterbury, VT

 

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