Monthly Archives: March 2015

Idea Starter: Fix It! Customer Service Tool

The City of Portland, ME, offers “Fix It! Portland,” an online customer service tool designed to allow citizens to quickly and easily report quality of life issues (such as potholes, street lights that need fixing, and places that need an … 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: Seymour residents more concerned with communication than budget (New Haven Register) ME: Portland advisory panel favors roundabout at … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from John Wooden

“Never mistake activity for achievement.” – John Wooden

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Library Services Idea Starter: Babygarten

The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Berlin, CT, offers a periodic Babygarten in which infants and their caregivers share nursery rhymes, songs, books, and play designed to assist with language enrichment and pre-literacy skills. This drop in program is for infants aged 0 to 18 months. … 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: Connecticut aims to step up sewage removal from boats (Connecticut Post) ME: York looks for creative solutions to … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Flip Wilson

“You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.” – Flip Wilson

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Mother’s Day High Tea

The Brookfield, CT, Senior Center is planning a Mother’s Day High Tea designed to celebrate all mothers, mother-figures, and those who love mothers. This year’s event, planned for Friday, 8 May (12:00 Noon), includes (after the Tea) a one woman show … Continue reading

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