Monthly Archives: December 2012

Library Idea Starter: Young Adult Writing/Blog Group

The Durham, NH, Public Library offers a monthly Young Adult Writing/Blog Group for young adults age 10 and up. Participants do writing exercises, talk about their writing and post their writing to the group’s blog, Write Away. Participants also talk … 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: Some push to reinstate school cop (Republican-American) ME: Towns face sharp increase in fuel assistance requests; some wait … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Stephen Covey

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things.  And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.  The enemy … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Heating System Replacement Program

The City of Somerville, MA,  offers forgivable loans to income eligible homeowners to replace heating systems. Maximum loans of $4,500 are available to replace deficient heating systems. There are specific income guidelines and conditions associated with the City’s funding sources.  … 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: State Awards $9 Million To Save Open Space In 35 Cities, Towns (Hartford Courant) ME: First test of … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Hamilton Holt

“Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Half efforts do not produce half results. It produces no results. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.” – Hamilton Holt

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Education Idea Starter: Building Bike Racks

Students at Kickemuit Middle School, Warren, RI, will be assisting in the building of bicycle racks for the school. This is part of an initiative to encourage more students to ride their bicycles to school. Media report: Warren Times-Gazette: Warren … Continue reading

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