Monthly Archives: May 2012

Police Idea Starter: Alzheimer/Dementia Alert

For residents, who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia, the North Kingstown, RI, Police Department offers the opportunity to register the person’s information with the department. In the event of an emergency such as … 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: City claims victory in tax appeal case (The News-Times) ME: RSU 4 grapples with aging schools (Kennebec Journal) … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Funds for Home Repairs

The Becket, MA, Housing Rehabilitation Fund is offering some funds to assist income eligible homeowners with home repairs (e.g., heating systems, well and septic repairs, roof work, insulation, and correction of code violations. Background information: Town of Becket Berkshire Housing … Continue reading

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How Long Will This Project Really Take? GAO Issues Draft Schedule Assessment Guide

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has issued a draft manual designed to help federal, state, and local government agencies develop more reliable schedule assessments for government projects of all sizes. The draft, Schedule Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Developing and … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Samuel Johnson

“Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

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Idea Starter: National Arts Program City Employee Art Exhibit

The City of Manchester, NH, is sponsoring its 7th Annual National Arts Program City Employee Art Exhibit. Participants must be an employee, retiree or an immediate family member of an employee or retiree of the City of Manchester. All entries … Continue reading

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Education Department Approves More States for NCLB Waivers

The U.S. Department of Education recently approved Connecticut, Rhode Island, and six additional states for flexibility from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, … Continue reading

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