Monthly Archives: March 2011

Conservation Idea Starter: Composting Workshop

The Shutesbury, MA, Recycling Committee will be sponsoring a composting workshop on an upcoming weekday evening (7:00-9:00 PM). The workshop, by a representative from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is designed to cover the basics of home composting and … Continue reading

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Commentary on Raising the Status of Teachers Triggers Debate

“Raising the status of teachers in America requires not only improvements on the teacher supply side, but also recognition of the parents’ preferences on the demand side.” Thus began a recent commentary in the New York Times by Lance T. … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Poetry Readings to Honor Vietnam Vets

The Plainville, CT,  Senior Center will host readings to honor veterans who served in the Vietnam War. In these readings, two published poets will read their poems based on Vietnam veterans. The event is scheduled to start at 9:15 AM … Continue reading

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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 – 29 March 2011

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Economic Development Idea Starter: Print Guide for Doing Business

The Dedham, MA, Economic Development Department is in the process of creating a print Guide for Doing Business in Dedham to be distributed to small businesses to help them navigate the current municipal process (including permitting, licensing, and zoning). This … Continue reading

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Parks and the Revitalization of Distressed Neighborhoods

Kaid Benfield, of the Natural Resources Defense Council, recently offered some thoughts about how the development of parks can help revitalize distressed neighborhoods. To access Mr. Benfield’s post, please visit: Switchboard: How parks can help revitalize distressed neighborhoods (16 MAR … Continue reading

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Conservation Idea Starter: Presentation on Organic Lawn Care

The Stratham, NH, Library and the town’s Recreation Department will be sponsoring a presentation, “The Living Lawn, A Lawn for Living (‘Simple Steps to Organic Lawn Care’)” on an upcoming Tuesday evening. The presentation, by a regional turf management consultant, … Continue reading

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