Monthly Archives: December 2010

Danbury, CT, Firefighters Filmed for History Channel

The Danbury, CT, Fire Department was recently filmed by a History Channel crew for an upcoming Modern Marvels show. This particular segment will be part of a special series entitled “What’s in Your Pocket?” It is tentatively scheduled to air … Continue reading

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Religious Land Use and Federal Civil Rights Law

There have been a few cases recently in which religious congregations have filed religious discrimination suits against a local community because they had been prevented by zoning and/or land use regulations provisions from building or expanding a church facility. The … Continue reading

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Police Idea Starter: DUI Campaign Using Imprinted Pint Glasses

A recent Bennington Banner article explains the annual DUI (driving under the influence) awareness campaign being conducted by the Bennington, VT, Police Department. In this campaign, imprinted on the bottoms of pint glasses (which are being distributed to area eating … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: New Year’s Recommendations for Community Residents

In a Happy New Year message to town residents, the Coventry, CT, Town Manger offered a list of five things to consider in order for residents to stay connected with the community in 2011. The recommendations are reproduced here: 1. … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Release State Tallies

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the official statewide counts for the 2010 Census. New England results are as follows: Connecticut – 3,574,097 (an increase of 4.9%), Maine – 1,328,361 (an increase of 4.2%), Massachusetts – 6,547,629 (an increase of … Continue reading

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Environmental Working Group Report Says Chromium-6 Is Widespread in US Tap Water

Laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group (EWG) have detected hexavalent chromium, the carcinogenic “Erin Brockovich chemical,” in tap water from 31 of 35 American cities (including New Haven, CT, and Boston, MA). The EWG report indicates that the measured … Continue reading

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Center for Public Education Launches Website to Aid School Leaders in Making Critical Decisions

The Center for Public Education has launched a new website, http://www.data-first.org, designed to help school leaders use data and research to improve student learning and school effectiveness. “School board members and others need solid evidence and facts in order to … Continue reading

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