Monthly Archives: April 2014

Public Safety Idea Starter: Robo-Buddy

The Cranston, RI, Police Department has a police car robot designed like the cruisers used by officers on the street. Members of the Crime Prevention and D.A.R.E. program use this “Robo-Buddy” to help deliver safety messages to students in Grades … Continue reading

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Air Quality Awareness Week

This week, the week of 28 April-2 May, is being observed as Air Quality Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Air Quality, Important at Every Age.” For more information about this observance, please visit: EPA: Air Quality Awareness Week NWS: … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Fix-It Shop

The North Andover, MA, Senior Center sponsors a Fix-It Shop on the first and third Mondays of each month (12:00-3:00 PM). (If a holiday falls on a Monday, the Fix-It Shop is moved to the following Monday. The shop offers … 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: Norwich denies condos’ bid for driveway to become city street (Norwich Bulletin) ME: Pittsfield students’ trail study brings … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from B. C. Forbes

“How you start is important, very important, but in the end it is how you finish that counts. It is easier to be a self-starter than a self-finisher. The victor in the race is not the one who dashes off … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Southern New England

The week of 28 April-2 May is being observed as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Southern New England. During this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is collaborating with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide information to the … Continue reading

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Public Works Idea Starter: Annual Newsletter

The Durham, NH, Department of Public Works offers an annual newsletter that is designed to provide residents with information related to the Town’s Transfer Station and Recycling Center as well as the curbside recycling program. The newsletter includes information regarding … Continue reading

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