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: Norwich schools to provide free lunch, breakfast to all students (The Day) ME: Short-term rental tensions surge in … Continue reading

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Library Services Idea Starter: Music Trivia Night

The South Windsor, CT, Public Library recently offered a night of music trivia in which participants participated in teams to answer trivia questions related to music. Categories included Broadway shows, Movie music, A Cappella music and groups, Country music, Music … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from B. C. Forbes

“How you start is important, but it is how you finish that counts. In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina. The sticker outlasts the sprinter.” – B. C. Forbes

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APHA Releases Climate Change, Health, and Equity Guide for Local Health Departments

The American Public Health Association and the Public Health Institute Center for Climate Change and Health have collaborated to produce Climate Change, Health and Equity: A Guide for Local Health Departments. Published with funding from the California Department of Public … Continue reading

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Public Safety Idea Starter: Distracted Driving Enforcement

The Farmington, ME, Police Department is using a recently acquired military surplus tractor to provide a high vantage point to observe people texting or otherwise using hand-held devices while they are driving. When such a driver is observed, a nearby … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from John Updike

“Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.” – John Updike

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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: Ansonia gets $400,000 from state to improve downtown (Connecticut Post) ME: South Portland ponders how to streamline meetings … Continue reading

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