Monthly Archives: July 2017

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: Veterans criticize faded flags in Brooklyn’s display (Norwich Bulletin) ME: South Portland still wrestling with how to create … Continue reading

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Recreation/Public Safety Idea Starter: Junior Police Academy Camp

The South Portland, ME, Parks and Recreation Division recently collaborated with the South Portland Police Department to host a Junior Police Academy Camp for students entering Grades 6-8 in the fall. The week-long day camp was designed to provide participating youth with … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Thomas Jefferson

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” – Thomas Jefferson

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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: Fitness test thwarts wannabe cops (Record-Journal) ME: Maine school districts plan to use state funding for tax relief, … Continue reading

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Public Works Idea Starter: Free Rain Barrels

The Pawtucket, RI, Department of Public Works is offering city residents free barrels to encourage them to harvest stormwater runoff on their property (thereby reducing stress on the City’s drainage system). The water retained in the barrel may be used to … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Benjamin Franklin

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

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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: New Milford approves anti-fracking ordinance (The News-Times) ME: Portland seeks donations for program that puts panhandlers to work … Continue reading

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