Monthly Archives: December 2011

Solid Waste Management Idea Starter: Creative Reuse Arts Showcase

The Chittenden Solid Waste District in Chittenden County, VT, is sponsoring Creative Reuse Showcase, an art competition for high school age students in Chittenden County. Artwork to be entered in the competition must be made from items that are typically … 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: ‘Gorgeous’ Bozrah property renovated as town center (Norwich Bulletin) ME: Out with the young, in with the old: Harpswell adjusts to an aging population (The Forecaster) … Continue reading

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Report: Over 40% of Connecticut High School Grads Complete a College Program

The P-20 Council (officially the Connecticut Commission for the Advancement of 21st Century Skills), in conjunction with the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education and the State Department of Education , recently released a report providing an overview of … Continue reading

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Recreation Idea Starter: Walking into Wellness Program

The Greenfield, NH, Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring Walking into Wellness, an eight-week walking program designed to increase activity and improve the cardiovascular fitness of participants. For more information about the Walking into Wellness program, please visit: Greenfield … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from M. Scott Peck

“Community requires its members to honestly and openly speak their minds, to risk intimacy, to confess what is appropriate, to make the hidden known when doing so is helpful. . . . The bedrock of community is commitment, a willingness … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: iForum

The Town of Barnstable, MA, Barnstable has activated the Barnstable iForum, an initiative to encourage civic engagement is a web based “virtual town hall”: http://www.barnstableiforum.com/

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New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England include these articles: CT: Thompson may change private road plow policy (Norwich Bulletin) ME: Steuben exploring new public school options (Bangor Daily News) MA: Rockport, other communities deal with threat … Continue reading

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