Category Archives: Idea Starters

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: Skaters ramp up work on skate park (The News-Times) ME: Brunswick student gardeners farm food, life skills (The … Continue reading

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Public Safety Idea Starter: Wandering Program

The Penobscot Regional Communications Center, serving Penobscot County, Maine, has established a Wandering Program designed to provide a critical network of real time information (including a photograph to Law Enforcement) to assist in locating individuals prone to wander due to … Continue reading

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Health Services Idea Starter: Travel Vaccination Services Clinic

The Pomperaug District Department of Health, serving the Towns of Oxford, Southbury, and Woodbury, CT, offers a semi-monthly Travel Vaccination Services clinic designed to offer all vaccinations recommended for international travel as well as prescriptions for medications to prevent malaria and … Continue reading

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Recreation Idea Starter: Sports Hall of Fame

The Town of North Providence, RI, has establish a Sports Hall of Fame designed to recognize persons/specific teams, living or deceased, who have brought fame and glory to the Town of North Providence by his/her/their athletic accomplishments. Fore more information … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Grandparents and Grandchildren Event

The Brookfield, CT, Senior Center is inviting local senior citizens to bring their grandchildren, or just themselves, for an afternoon of fun with Larry Noiva (a Connecticut ventriloquist) and his gang of puppets. Since it is summer, ice cream will … Continue reading

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Library Services Idea Starter: Pet Care Presentation

The Cumberland, RI, Public Library is hosting a presentation by the Ocean State Animal Coalition designed to emphasize, for children aged 5-12, the importance of preparing for a new pet to join the family and to help them them understand … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Farm Day

The Durham, CT, Agriculture Commission sponsors an annual Farm Day designed to be a day-long celebration of the Town’s working landscape of farms and gardens. Planned events include tours of the University of New Hampshire agricultural research facilities and a … Continue reading

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