Monthly Archives: February 2013

Idea Starter: Off-Street Parking Commission

The City of Westfield, MA, has a Off-Street Parking Commission that is tasked with establishing public, off-street automobile parking facilities and fostering provisions for commercial, special purpose, and cooperative off-street automobile parking facilities within the city. As part of this … Continue reading

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Fair Haven, VT, Wastewater Treatment Superintendent Recognized for Outstanding Service

Peter Laramie, Chief Operator of the Fair Haven, VT, Wastewater Treatment Plant is being honored with a “2012 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Excellence Award” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the EPA Region 1 (New England) … Continue reading

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Economic Development Idea Starter: Small Business Week

The City of Manchester, NH, will be hosting its 3rd Annual Manchester Small Business Week from Monday, 20 May, through Friday, 24 May.  During this observance, local small business owners or people thinking about starting their own business are invited … 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: New Britain Assigns Panel To Report On Lessons From Blizzard Cleanup (Hartford Courant) ME: Northern Penobscot County firefighters … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Nido Qubein

“Identification is one of the key ingredients of effective communication. In fact, unless your listeners can identify with what you are saying and with the way you are saying it, they are not likely to receive and understand your message.” … Continue reading

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Public Safety Idea Starter: Guide to Reporting a Motor Vehicle Crash

The Somerville, MA, Police Department offers, on its website, a page that is designed to help guide City residents and visitors through the process of properly reporting a motor vehicle crash. To access this webpage, please visit: Somerville Police Department: … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department and Corporation for National and Community Service Announce New School Turnaround Americorps Program

The U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced a new competitive grant program that is designed to provide $15 million in public funds over three years to reinforce and accelerate intervention efforts … Continue reading

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