Monthly Archives: September 2011

Library Idea Starter: “Take a Look, Win a Nook” Drawing

Tolland, CT, residents aged 12 and over can stop by the Tolland Public Library between now and 31 October to enter to win a Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. One entry is being accepted per town resident. The “Take a … Continue reading

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New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England (and issues being faced on the local level) include these articles: CT: New Haven restores Saturday library branch hours (New Haven Register) ME: Willimantic residents may deorganize town (Bangor Daily … Continue reading

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EPA Commits $1.5 Million to Support Smart Growth

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to help an estimated 125 local, state, and tribal governments create more housing choices, make transportation more efficient and reliable, and support vibrant and healthy neighborhoods that attract businesses. The move … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Dwight David Eisenhower

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” – Dwight David Eisenhower

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Idea Starter: Fall Cleanups, Snow Shoveling for Low Income Senior Citizens and Disabled Homeowners

In a program funded by the Bristol, CT, Development Authority, CW Resources (a non-profit corporation that strives to empower persons with disabilities and the economically disadvantaged through employment) will provide fall cleanups and snow shoveling during the winter to the … Continue reading

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New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England (and issues being faced on the local level) include these articles: CT: Norwich city planners take a tour of city’s potential (The Day) ME: Former clerk sues town (Kennebec Journal) … Continue reading

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President Encourages Students in Back-to-School Speech

President Barack Obama recently delivered his third annual Back-to-School Speech at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, DC. The speech was live streamed on WhiteHouse.gov so that classrooms across the country could listen to or watch the remarks. Speech … Continue reading

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