Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fire Company Idea Starter: Yard Sale

Sullivan, NH, Fire and Rescue is preparing for its 8th annual yard sale fundraiser, to be held on 25-26 May. The department is encouraging residents to donate items they are getting rid of during spring cleaning. Donations of all types … Continue reading

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Parks and Recreation: Approaching Conservation with Community Engagement Focus

“Conservationists are practical souls. After all, the first step in conserving any resource is to measure the gap between what is needful and what is wasteful. To conserve is to count—and there are as many different ways to do it … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Community Garden

The Town of Southbury, CT, is creating a Community Garden. The land designated for the garden will initially be divided into 49 plots (each 10 feet by 10 feet). The plots will be available on a first come, first served … 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: Group backs golf cart plan (Republican-American) ME: Trees focus of Belgrade Lakes streetscape (Morning Sentinel) MA: Lenox audit … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Jim Rohn

“The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today. Today is yesterday’s tomorrow. The question is what did we do with its opportunity? All too often we will waste tomorrow as we wasted … Continue reading

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Traffic Safety Idea Starter: Traffic Calming Program

The Town of Windsor, CT, has initiated a traffic calming program designed to reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behavior, and improve conditions for non-motorized street users. This initiative has four elements: engineering, enforcement, education, and … Continue reading

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USFA Releases New Guide: Your Role in Fire-Adapted Communities

The U.S. Fire Administration, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, recently released a new guide for fire service and other community leaders facing the growing national threat of wildland fire. The guide, Your Role in Fire-Adapted Communities, is designed … Continue reading

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