Category Archives: Health and Human Services

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, environmental groups ask for stricter permit for Candlewood Solar project (The Register Citizen) ME: MSAD 1 … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Community E-Newsletter

The Town of Willington, CT, publishes Willington Wire, a quarterly electronic newsletter that is available to Town residents, visitors, and other interested persons. The current issue contains 27 pages and includes the Town’s vision statement, a list of Town officials … Continue reading

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Education Idea Starter: Mindfulness Training for Faculty and Students

Scarborough, ME, Middle Schools are receiving self-awareness training which, in turn, may be shared with students. Media report: The Forecaster: Slow down: Scarborough Middle School embraces mindfulness (16 JAN 19) Background information: Scarborough Middle School Scarborough Public Schools Town of … 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: Derby passes ordinance that bans some vehicles from street parking (New Haven Register) ME: Methane levels threaten Cumberland … Continue reading

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On First Responders and Their Mental Health

“First responders see a lot and the public wonders how they deal with it all. The reality is that first responders don’t always deal with what they’ve seen in a healthy manner and many have traumatic stress issues that they … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Chess with Middle School Students

The Winthrop, MA,¬†Council on Aging¬†is inviting senior citizens (beginners and experienced players) to play chess with members of the Winthrop Middle School Chess Club. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary; all equipment is being provided. The sessions are scheduled … 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: Barkhamsted restarts Housing Rehab Program; applications available (The Register Citizen) ME: South Portland to change controversial proficiency-based grading … Continue reading

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