Monthly Archives: May 2013

Recreation Idea Starter: Boomers Club

The Mansfield, CT, Parks and Recreation Department is starting a Boomers Club for men and women who are age 55 or older and who are interested in some adventure and physical activity. Activities planned include a dog-friendly hike on the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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: $200,000 grant will help Bristol study flood-control needs (Bristol Press) ME: Whitefield voters reject proposal to own dam … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Conservation Idea Starter: Party at the Bridge

The Princeton, MA, Open Space Committee is sponsoring a bridge planting and painting party at the newly installed Mid State Trail Bridge the Committee placed over the East Branch of the Ware River. The event, scheduled for Saturday, 1 June, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

National Trails Day

Saturday (1 June) is National Trails Day. The American Hiking Society has been sponsoring this event since 1993 as a follow up to the 1987 report of President Ronald Reagan’s President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors. “Trails for All Americans,” one … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Reflection Starter from Donald Adams

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” – Donald A. Adams

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Education Idea Starter: Classroom Hatchery Program

Fourth-grade students from Skillin and Helena H. Dyer Elementary Schools, in South Portland, ME, recently released about 115 trout into a local brook. The trout were released as part of the Portland Water District’s TroutKids Program. Media report: The Forecaster: … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Environment Services, Idea Starters | Leave a comment

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: Council approves Washington Village transformation plan following debate on flooding (The Hour) ME: Revised performance hall design fails … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment