Monthly Archives: July 2011

Idea Starter: Knot Weed Brigade

The Town of Shutesbury, MA has formed a Knot Weed Brigade to help control the knotweed around town. The plan is to get teams together to meet one time a month to focus on specific sites to fight this invasive … Continue reading

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New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England include these articles: CT: Derby must pay $750G in special needs housing suit (New Haven Register) ME: Greater Portland towns scramble to keep ‘no-whistle’ railroad crossings (The Forecaster) MA: Inspection … Continue reading

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New England Buildings Battle for Title of Energy Efficiency

Ten New England buildings, including a Massachusetts high school, have joined the Energy Star “Battle of the Buildings” challenge, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program designed to encourage energy efficiency in buildings around the country.  Teams from 245 buildings across … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you will help them to become what they are capable of being.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Idea Starter: Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids

In an effort to help keep kids safe while on the water, the Wareham, MA, Harbormaster/Shellfish Department participates in the BoatU.S. Foundations Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids.  This program, funded by the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean … Continue reading

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New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England include these articles: CT: New Haven firefighters get $2 million in bias case (New Haven Register) ME: Brunswick council OKs Longfellow-McLellan trade talks with college (Times Record) MA: Chief calls … Continue reading

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Volunteers Act to Keep Central Falls, RI, Library Open

After the Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls, RI, was ordered closed by the state receiver due to the city’s severe budget crisis, a number of volunteers have stepped in to reopen the library. Even though it is not able … Continue reading

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