Monthly Archives: October 2010

Law Enforcement Idea Starter: E-Mail Neighborhood Watch Alert

The Bridgewater, CT, Resident State Trooper’s office, in cooperation with the first selectman’s office, has implemented a town-wide email alert system.  Residents may register their email address with the resident trooper’s office to be notified of any criminal activity in … Continue reading

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Underwriters Laboratories Announces Launch of the ULtimate Fire Wizard

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recently announced the launch of the ULtimate Fire Wizard, an Internet-based tool that allows architects, designers, and code authorities to quickly identify fire-resistance-rated assembly designs that meet their project specifications. For nearly 60 years, architects, designers, and … Continue reading

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Library Idea Starter: Cupcake Festival and Contest

The Townsend, MA, Public Library is holding a Cupcake Festival and Contest (as part of an anniversary celebration) on an upcoming Saturday. This event is free and open to the public. Prizes are to be given for the top three … Continue reading

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Overall Value and Impact of Home Fire Sprinkler Incentives Underscored in New Fire Protection Research Foundation Study

Incentives for sprinkler installations in new U.S. homes are becoming increasingly common due to building codes and ordinances, and in recognition of the life safety benefits these systems provide. That’s according to Incentives for the Use of Residential Fire Sprinkler … Continue reading

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Police Idea Starter: Operation Concern

In conjunction with the Topsfield Council on Aging, the Topsfield, MA, Police Department provides a service, Operation Concern, to local senior citizens and disabled residents. Participants are requested to make a daily telephone call to the communications center prior to … Continue reading

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Recreation Idea Starter: Community Scrapbooking

The Hopkinton, NH, Recreation Department sponsors a Community Scrapbooking session on the 2nd Friday (6:30-10:00 PM) and 4th Sunday (1:30-5:00 PM) of each month. The scrapbooking group is for anyone from beginners to experts and is hosted by three volunteers.  … Continue reading

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Recreation Idea Starter: Beginner Pilates Class

The East Providence, RI, Parks and Recreation Department is offering a pilates class designed for a beginner or someone who needs a more modified class. Beginner pilates is a basic class that teaches body awareness, good posture, and graceful movements … Continue reading

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