Monthly Archives: August 2012

Economic Development Idea Starter: Summer Walkabout

During July, the North Yarmouth, ME, Economic Development & Sustainability Committee sponsored a Town Center Summer Walkabout. On the designated Tuesday evening (6:00-8:00 PM), participants were invited to walk through the Village Center and view specific properties. (The town owns … Continue reading

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Changes to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act

A number of changes to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act are scheduled to take place on 1 September. To access a list of changes to this act, please visit: RI Office of the Attorney General: Changes to … 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: Town receives grant to make library more family friendly (Wethersfield Post) ME: Wilton compost recipe is ‘Class A’ … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Historical Mural

The City of Fall River, MA, recently unveiled a mural designed to depict the uniqueness of the city with a number of cityscapes from three centuries. The mural was prepared by Munir Deishinni Mohammed, an artist from Providence, RI, who … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Henry Ward Beecher

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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Education Idea Starter: “Mentoring for Success” Program

The New Britain, CT, School District sponsors “Mentoring for Success,” a one-on-one mentoring program in which an at-risk student is paired with a mentor. Media report: New Britain Herald: City kids find invaluable guidance with ‘Mentoring for Success’ program (18 … 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: Finizio eliminates comp time for non-union workers (The Day) ME: Welfare cap shifts aid costs to state, local … Continue reading

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