Monthly Archives: June 2014

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: City misses key deadline, has to return $900,000 to the feds (New Britain Herald) ME: Pandora’s Box: Waging … Continue reading

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Library Idea Starter: Middle School Writers’ Den

The Somerville, MA, Public Library is sponsoring a Middle School Writers’ Den at the Central Library. This experience is designed for students entering 5th through 8th Grade (or of corresponding age) who love to write. The Writers’ Den meets on … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Dag Hammarskjöld

“When the morning’s freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish – it is then that you must … 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: Southington Town Attorney finds no charter violations in police hiring (Record-Journal) ME: Street lights targeted for removal get … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Eric Harvey

“The number one, and probably most important,key to consistently doing what’s right is actually quite simple-think before you act.”― Eric Harvey

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New Federal Accountability Framework Designed to Raise Bar for State Special Education Programs

To improve the educational outcomes of America’s 6.5 million children and youth with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education recently announced a major shift in the way it oversees the effectiveness of states’ special education programs. Until now, the Department’s … Continue reading

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Economic Development Idea Starter: Square Fair

The Mansfield, CT, Downtown Partnership, an independent, non-profit organization comprised of the Town of Mansfield, the University of Connecticut, and individual business members and residents, is sponsoring Square Fair on the fourth Friday of each month (5:00-9:00 PM) from May … Continue reading

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