Monthly Archives: May 2010

Railroad Company to Pay Fines for Fires Along Tracks

The Bangor Daily News is reporting that a Maine Superior Court judge has signed off on a settlement fining Pan Am Railways $12,000 in connection with fires caused by debris along its railroad tracks. Pan Am Railways is a North … Continue reading

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Quebec wildfires spread smoke across New England

Dozens of wildfires burning in southern part of the province of Quebec have spread smoke across much of northern New England this weekend, and the smoke is now filtering into southern New England. In some case, as in New London, … Continue reading

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Alliance for Excellent Education Says Common Standards and Assessments Needed in Each State

The Alliance for Excellent Education has offered new state profiles, which the alliance says is evidence for why all states would benefit from adopting common standards and assessments in English language arts and math that would result in all high … Continue reading

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Education Idea Starter: Students Assisting with Tree Planting

On Arbor Day, students of the Chester (CT) Elementary School assisted in planting seven trees, paid for with a grant awarded by the Connecticut Urban Forest Council and funded by NRG Energy, Inc. Each of the seven grades, K-6, had … Continue reading

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Library Idea Starter: Neighborhood Informal “Coffee Talk”

The West Hartford, CT, Public Library’s Faxon Branch is sponsoring an informal “Coffee Talk” for the neighborhood in which it is located. The Saturday morning event (10:30 AM-Noon) is designed to allow residents to meet informally with elected officials for … Continue reading

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Additional Memorial Day Reflections

As part of this weekend’s observance of Memorial Day, I offer these two reflections by Martha Williamson (speaker, writer, and television producer): Martha Williamson: To Decorate a Soldier’s Grave Martha Williamson: The Soldier at the Window

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Republican-American Comment: “Forest Folly”

In an editorial on Friday, the Republican-American, of Waterbury (CT), commented on the recently released Harvard Forest report, Wildlands & Woodlands: A Vision for the New England Landscape (see our post, “Harvard Forest Report: New England Woods Are Declining,” on … Continue reading

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