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: Former cop wins $2.5 million judgment (Connecticut Post)

ME: Building moratorium gaining momentum (American Journal)

MA: Accredit to their community: Bridgewater Police earns rare designation (The Enterprise)

NH: Dover will ask for help with legal fees (Foster’s Daily Democrat)

RI: Forum: Opioid crisis is hitting close to home (Newport Daily News)

VT: State grants continue to fuel St. Albans rebirth (St. Albans Messenger)

National: Many cities support autonomous vehicles, but some want to limit them (American City & County)

Background information:

Town of Stratford, CT

Town of Westbrook, ME

Town of Bridgewater, MA

City of Dover, NH

Town of Middletown, RI

City of Saint Albans, VT

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Reflection Starter from Winston Churchill

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Sir Winston Churchill

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Ask the Nurse Sessions

The Barnstable, MA, Senior Center sponsors a weekly “Ask the Nurse” session (Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 AM) during which the Town Nurse is available to answer health questions and concerns in a confidential one-on-one setting. In addition to providing information and resources related to these issues, the nurse shares tips on how to improve overall health and well-being.

Background information:

Barnstable Senior Services

Town of Barnstable

Wikipedia: Barnstable, Massachusetts

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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: Essex Ponders More ‘Business-Friendly’ Regulations (Essex Times)

ME: 229 schools shared rare insight into their challenge to protect kids from drugs (Bangor Daily News)

MA: GROWing the way for Marion Institute’s school-to-table program (The Standard-Times)

NH: Durham to replace prominent tree felled by insects (Foster’s Daily Democrat)

RI: Glocester Police Department receives RIPAC accreditation (The Valley Breeze)

VT: Mad River Valley Recreation District looks for funds to buy Mad River Park (The Valley Reporter)

National: Minnesota schools on a health kick following federal regulations (Star Tribune)

Background information:

Town of Essex, CT

New Bedford, MA, Public Schools

City of New Bedford, MA

Town of Durham, NH

Glocester, RI, Police Department

Town of Glocester, RI

Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association: Accreditation

Town of Fayston, VT

Town of Moretown, VT

Town of Waitsfield, VT`

Town of Warren, VT

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Reflection Starter from Benjamin Spock

“You know more than you think you do.” – Dr. Benjamin Spock

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Economic Development Idea Starter: Harvest Fest

Waterville Main Street, a Waterville, ME, non-profit organization that strives to advance efforts to develop the Downtown area into a thriving, energetic, commercial, social, cultural, and entertainment destination, sponsors an annual Harvest Fest.

This year’s event, scheduled for Sunday, 2 October, includes (among other activities) pumpkin carving, hay rides, a pet parade, a mac & cheese bake-off, scarecrow making, and pumpkin bowling.

To access an overview of this year’s schedule, please visit:

Waterville Main Street: 14th Annual Harvest Fest

Background information:

Waterville Main Street

City of Waterville

Wikipedia: Waterville, Maine

 

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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: Residents sound off at Meriden public safety forum (Record-Journal)

ME: Just in case, Portland emphasizes school attendance (The Forecaster)

MA: Controversy arises ahead of Worcester report on homelessness (Telegram & Gazette)

NH: Enfield Considers Fireworks Rules (Valley News)

RI: Town cites property owners, takes bite out of rat population (The Valley Breeze)

VT: Saving town meeting: expert speaks in Stowe (Stowe Reporter)

National: Oakland council approves sweeping reductions to parking for new developments (East Bay Times)

Background information:

City of Meriden, CT

Portland, ME, Public Schools

City of Portland, ME

City of Worcester, MA

Town of Enfield, NH

Town of North Providence, RI

Town of Stowe, VT

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