Monthly Archives: February 2012

Idea Starter: Green Initiatives Program

The Town of Glastonbury, CT, has established a Green Initiatives Committee that operates under the direction of the Town Manager. The committee is chaired by the Purchasing Agent and the Superintendent of Sanitation. Committee members from across town departments participate … Continue reading

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National Crime Prevention Council Offers Tips on School Safety Following News of Ohio School Shooting

After this week’s school violence in Ohio, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) offered a number of helpful tips about recognizing the potential warning signs of school violence. According to NCPC, warning signs for potential school violence include: threats to … Continue reading

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Conservation Idea Starter: Shellfish Conservation Program

In order to maintain a shellfish license in Freeport, ME, harvesters must participate in conservation work, earning points toward fulfilling the requirement. For details for the 2011-2012 shellfish harvesting season, please visit: Freeport Shellfish Conservation Program 06-13-11 Background information: Freeport … 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: Towns question consolidation plan (The Day) ME: Freeport council rejects request for zoning change (Portland Press Herald) MA: … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from B. C. Forbes

“It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.” –  B. C. Forbes

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Idea Starter: Human Rights Commission

The City of Medford, MA, has established a Human Rights Commission, whose mission is to protect the civil rights of Medford residents, reinforce a positive community atmosphere, work with community groups and agencies to educate, promote understanding to eliminate prejudice … 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: Immigration crackdown program ‘beneath the radar’ (Connecticut Post) ME: Small population raises big bucks for pond park (Kennebec … Continue reading

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