Author Archives: thoslop

About thoslop

Thomas Lopatosky is editor & publisher of New England City & Town.

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: ‘A win-win for everyone’: Completion of $1.3 million project allows Stonington police to tie in to state radio … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Free Wi-Fi in Municipal Buildings

The City of Salem, MA, now offers free wi-fi, accessible by members of the public, in most City buildings. The wi-fi, “City of Salem,” can now be found in City Hall, the City Hall Annex, the Mayor Jean Levesque Community … Continue reading

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Flag Day and National Flag Week

Today, 14 June, is Flag Day, which marks the anniversary of the adoption by Congress of the Stars and Stripes as emblem of the nation (in 1777). This week, the week beginning 9 June, is also being observed as National … Continue reading

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Public Works Idea Starter: Paper Shredding Event

The East Hartford, CT, Public Works Department will host a free paper-shredding event on Saturday, 15 June (9:00 AM-1:00 PM) at the Town yard. This event allows residents, with proof of residency, to bring paper documents for a free and … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Josh Billings

“Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.” – Josh Billings

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Saturday, 15 June, is being observed as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an observance initiated in 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD … Continue reading

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Education Idea Starter: Summer Conditioning Program for Incoming 9th Grade Students

Edwin O. Smith High School, Mansfield, CT,  offers a summer conditioning program for incoming 9th Grade students as well as for its other athletes. This program is organized through trained and licensed experts. For more information about this initiative, please … Continue reading

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