Monthly Archives: June 2013

Cultural Services Idea Starter: Presentation on Cellar Holes

“The northern New England landscape is full of reminders of past lives. One we have all seen is the abandoned cellar hole in the woods.” The Gilmanton, NH, Historical Society recently sponsored a presentation designed to explore the rich story … 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 London Board of Education approves strategic plan (The Day) ME: Bangor police chief admits ‘serious mistake’ led … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Hugh Miller

“Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.” – Hugh Miller

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Conservation Idea Starter: Background Infomation on the Importance of Wetlands

On its webpage, the North Andover, MA, Conservation Commission offers a comprehensive explanation of the importance of wetlands and the a number of related guidelines/regulations. To access this information, please visit: North Andover Conservation Commission: What is a wetland? North … Continue reading

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New CPSC Report Shows 60% of All Fireworks Injuries Occur Around July 4th

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued its annual report of deaths and injuries involving legal and illegal fireworks for calendar year 2012. As noted in other reports, fireworks can have a life-altering impact on consumers, including severe … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Presentation on Doctor’s Office Visits

The Enfield, CT, Senior Center is planning a presentation, “Most of Your Doctor’s Office Visit,” by a primary care physician. The presentation (Wednesday, 10 July, 1:00 PM) is planned to include tips on talking with one’s doctor. Background information: Enfield … 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 officials offered ethics training sessions (Record-Journal) ME: Guilford-area towns approve pellet boilers for 2 schools (Bangor Daily News) … Continue reading

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