Monthly Archives: November 2012

Idea Starter: Top of the Common Committee

The Town of Lunenburg, VT, operates a Top of the Common Committee that leads a community effort to restore the Congregational Church and Old Town Hall at the top of the park in the Lunenburg village. For more information about … Continue reading

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A Resource for Building a Bikeable Community.

The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, a bicycle advocacy organization that strives to promote a bicycle-friendly environment and encourage bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, offers a guide that is designed to assist members of a community in the process of making … Continue reading

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Social Services/Public Safety Idea Starter: Fill The Police Cruiser

The Watertown, CT, Police Department recently held a “Fill the Police Cruiser” event in which participants were invited to fill a police cruiser, parked in the lot of a local department store, with toys and gifts for the Watertown Social … 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: A nickel here, a dime there … won’t erase $7.5M shortfall (Bristol Press) ME: Four Maine communities gain … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from George Washington Carver

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of … Continue reading

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Public Safety Idea Starter: Emergency Evacuation Form

The South Kingstown, RI, Police Department has developed a registry of seniors and people with special needs who would like to receive evacuation and shelter assistance during natural disasters like hurricanes or severe flooding. This is a free, voluntary registration, … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Commentary on Current Economic Conditions

Eight times a year, each Federal Reserve Bank gathers information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The subsequent report is … Continue reading

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