Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fire Service Idea Starter: Underground Tank Program

The Town of Madison, CT, and the North Madison Volunteer Fire Company are collaborating to sponsor an underground tank program with the purpose of providing a reliable source of water for firefighting. In this program, any developer planning to build … 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: Wallingford housing authority’s rent collection rate continues to rise (Record-Journal) ME: Utility report finds no negligence in South … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Sand Pail Project

Meals on Wheels drivers in Sheffield, MA, and Mount Everett High School National Honors Society students will be collaborating on a sand pail project during the fall. Students are collecting five-gallon buckets, decorating them, and filling them with sand/salt. When … Continue reading

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CPSC Warns of Children Drowning in Bathtubs, Bath Seats, and Buckets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to look for and protect against drowning risks inside and around their homes. A recently released CPSC report on in-home drownings and non-fatal submersions in products such as … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from William Bennett

“Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.” – William Bennett

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Idea Starter: Fall Cleanup

The Town of Carmel, ME, is sponsoring its annual Fall Cleanup on an upcoming Saturday. Residents are being offered an opportunity to have metal materials (including household appliances, stoves, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, file cabinets, metal tables and chairs, water … 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: East Haddam Student Wins Right To Wear ‘Boobies’ Bracelet In School (Hartford Courant) ME: Dover-Foxcroft board adopts Browns … Continue reading

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