Monthly Archives: January 2011

This Week’s New England City & Town Weekly Dispatch

To access this week’s issue of New England City & Town Weekly Dispatch, please visit: New England City & Town Weekly Dispatch – 24 January 2011 Advertisements

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New UConn President: Teach People to Discuss and Debate with Passion and Civility

In a recent interview published by the Hartford Courant, incoming University of Connecticut president Susan Herbst discusses the current level of political discourse in the United States and advocates giving people the analytic tools to discuss and debate with passion … Continue reading

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Economic Development Idea Starter: Local Financing Program

Biddeford and Saco, ME, have jointly formed a nonprofit corporation, the Biddeford-Saco Area Economic Development Corporation, to provide public funds to businesses that create or retain quality jobs in the Biddeford-Saco area. For more information about this initiative, please visit … Continue reading

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CNN Report Examines Failing U.S. Water Distribution Systems

A recent CNN video report looks at water distribution systems in the United States that are in very poor condition, with water main breaks occurring on an average of every two minutes. To view this report, please visit: CNN: America’s … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: “Plow Cop” to Assist Snow Plow Crews

The city of Attleboro, MA, has begun hiring an off-duty police officer on a detail to focus specifically on assisting snow plow drivers with cars left in the street and other potential problems with residents. Hiring a detail officer for … Continue reading

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Recreation Idea Starter: Home School Fridays

The Rindge, NH, Recreation Department sponsors “Home School Fridays” on the first and third Friday of each month. These sessions, held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, offer joint play opportunities for the children in the town’s home school families. … Continue reading

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Library Idea Starter: Winter Evening Storytimes

The Tolland, CT, Public Library is offering two PJ storytimes for families with children ages 2 to 8. These events include a Stone Soup Storytime (with real vegetable soup) and a Teddy Bear Storytime (children are invited to bring their … Continue reading

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