Monthly Archives: August 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: Community comes together revive water taxi idea (The Day) ME: Portland waterfront property owners seek zoning changes (The … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Earl Nightingale

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” … Continue reading

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Public Safety Idea Starter: Anti-vandalism Campaign

The Town of Southington, CT, has initiated an anti-vandalism campaign, “Act On It,” designed to encourage report information related to recent graffiti attacks in the downtown area. Business are also encouraged to repaint or clean up affected areas within 48 … 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: You’re Reading This On Your Phone, You Better Not Be Driving (Hartford Courant) ME: Friction continues as Scarborough … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Sam Walton

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton

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EPA Provides Additional $3+ Million for Brownfields Cleanups in New England

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing grants totaling $3.275 million in supplemental funding for communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont to carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects at contaminated Brownfields properties. The projects are designed … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Active Minds, Busy Hands Hobby Fair

The Barnstable, MA, Senior Center is sponsoring a Hobby Fair on Tuesday, 23 September (3:00-5:00 PM). This free event is designed for seniors interested in discovering or being re-introduced to a hobby. Among other opportunities being presented, participants may try … Continue reading

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