Monthly Archives: January 2016

Idea Starter: Home Energy Fair

The Greater Portland, ME, Sustainability Council is hosting a free Home Energy Fair on Saturday, February 6 (10:00 AM-3:00 PM) at the South Portland Community Center. Up to 25 exhibitors will be offering assistance designed to help homeowners learn about … 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: Bad sidewalk costs city $416,000 (Connecticut Post) ME: South Portland task force to tackle housing affordability (The Forecaster) … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Education Idea Starter: Fingerprint Exercises

As part of their Structures of Life science module, Grade 3 students at the Charlestown, RI, Elementary School are learning about fingerprints and their relationship to identification. Media report: The Westerly Sun: Science at their fingertips: Charlestown students get crime … 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: North Stonington sets new social media policy (The Westerly Sun) ME: Brunswick commercial district added to National Register … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Jim Rohn

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. You don’t have charge of the constellations, but you do have charge of … Continue reading

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Recreation Idea Starter: Winter Bags League

The West Springfield, MA, Park & Recreation Department is offering a Winter Bags League (also known as “cornhole”). Games are scheduled on Fridays (6:3-8:30 PM). The fee is $25.00 per person. All game boards and bags are provided. Players must … Continue reading

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