Monthly Archives: January 2014

Human Services Idea Starter: Friendly Visitor Program

The Foxborough, MA, Council on Aging and Human Services sponsors a Friendly Visitor Program, a volunteer program that offers socialization, errands, reading, and other services to individuals who have limited opportunities to leave their home and who would benefit from … 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: East Haven police chief furious about officers jumping ship (New Haven Register) ME: Public criticizes plan for new … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Charles Kettering

“Keep on going and chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. ” – Charles Kettering

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Public Safety Idea Starter: Police Department Blog

The Granby, MA, Police Department publishes a web blog that is designed, as a complement to the department’s website, to keep interested persons informed on current happenings. To access this blog, please visit: Granby Police Department Blog Background information: Granby … 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: Developers appeal after Stonington rejects plan (The Day) ME: Oil tank bunker rooms used at other Oxford Hills … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. . . . We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Elder Advocate

The Portland, ME, Elder Services Division has an Elder Advocate who strives to assist senior citizens and their families (sorting out problems, answering questions, and advocating for rights). The Elder Advocate also provides support to health and social service providers … Continue reading

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