Monthly Archives: May 2011

Idea Starter: Military Museum

The Fort Taber ~ Fort Rodman Military Museum is a municipal museum dedicated to memorializing the contributions of New Bedford, MA, residents in every war from the Civil War to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The museum is … Continue reading

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NACCHO Offers Guidance Regarding Local Health Department Staffing

The National Association of County and City Health Officials also released a report offering a blueprint for the development of staffing benchmarks for local health departments. Two benchmarking applications are proposed in this report, as well as key research questions … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Mural to Honor Vietnam-era Veterans

The Ridgefield, CT, Military Pride Committee has sponsored a mural designed to honor all the men and women from the town who served in the military during the Vietnam era, no matter where they served. The mural is located at … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution on Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America

Public transit is a critical part of the economic and social fabric of metropolitan areas in New England and throughout the rest of the U.S. Nearly 30 million trips are made every day using public transit. Almost all of these … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, a day designated to commemorate the men and women who died while in the military service. This weekend, there are a number of parades, and other events in each of the six New England states designed … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Billy Graham

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham

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Northwest Park, Windsor, CT

One of the treasures of New England is its variety of municipal (as well as state, national, and other) parks. One of these parks was recently profiled (in a very positive way) in the Hartford Courant. Northwest Park, a 473-acre … Continue reading

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