Monthly Archives: July 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: Middletown animal control: Police could not seize poodle reportedly left in 116-degree car (Middletown Press) ME: Bangor sewage … Continue reading

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Conservation Idea Starter: Free Tree Program

The Pawtucket, RI, Department of Public Works operates a Free Tree Program designed to bring young trees to city sidewalks. Locations are chosen from applications submitted by City residents. The Program offers several types of trees: Chinese Elm, Bowhall Red … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Arthur Ashe

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

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Public Safety Idea Starter: Ordinance Sweep

The Springfield, MA, Police Department recently conducted a sweep operation that focused on “quality of life” issues in the Mason Hill neighborhood. Participating officers walked the neighborhood and issued city ordinance violations for (among others) trash, overgrowth, unregistered cars on … 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: Towns reach new agreement for waste disposal (Connecticut Post) ME: North Bridgton Library to close (The Bridgton News) … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Robert Schuller

“When you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.” – Robert H. Schuller

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Idea Starter: Parade Theme Contest

The Norwich, CT, Winterfest Parade Committee is looking assistance in creating a theme for this year’s parade kicking off the holiday season on Saturday 29, November. The winner of the theme contest will be awarded $200 and will be able … Continue reading

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