Monthly Archives: June 2012

Conservation Idea Starter: Presentation on Farmland Leasing

The Tolland, CT, Conservation Commission recently hosting a talk on farmland leasing. The presentation, by a representative from the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, covered a number of topics, including: the need for leased farmland, the mechanism of leasing, … 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: Solar power systems may become more affordable in Portland if town joins state program (Middleton Press) ME: Noise … Continue reading

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USGS: Sea Level Rise Accelerating in U.S. Atlantic Coast

Rates of sea level rise are increasing three-to-four times faster along portions of the U.S. Atlantic Coast than globally, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report published in Nature Climate Change. Since about 1990, sea-level rise in the … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Adopt-A-Garden Program

The Darien, CT, Beautification Commission sponsors a number of Adopt-A-Gardens throughout the downtown area. In this initiative, individuals or businesses participate in the beautification of the Town through financial and/or hands-on sponsorship of one of the community’s traffic islands/high-visibility locations. … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Margaret Fuller

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.” – Margaret Fuller

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Police Idea Starter: Robbery Prevention Presentations

The Woburn, MA, Police Department offers robbery prevention presentations for retail businesses, banks, or any other organization that handles money. These presentations are designed to instruct employees in procedures to prevent robbery and in proper actions they should take if … 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: Southington’s student peer advocates receive training (Record-Journal) ME: Pesky beavers cause problem in Belgrade (Kennebec Journal) MA: Kraft, … Continue reading

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