Leominster News and Announcements

  • Earth Talk: Risks of chemical drain clog removers

    Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that the chemicals we use to unclog backed-up drains are harmful to our health and the environment. Can you suggest safer alternative products or methods? – A.S.   Chemical drain clog removers do contain some pretty harmf...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Somebody's Grandmother Is Hungry

    Here at NFESH it is not unusual to answer the phone and find a reporter with questions about our senior hunger research on the other end of the line. Typically, those callers cover news beats focused on aging or health or poverty or safety net programs. In other words, they ...

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  • The Johnny Appleseed Craft Beer Festival 2017

    From: The Johnny Appleseed Craft Beer Festival

    The Festival is held outdoors, with all brewers under multiple tents and food vendors on the Common. Tasting Glass Your admission fee provides you with a 4 oz. souvenir tasting glass, which you get to keep, to commemorate your attendance at this great craft beer event, and ...

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  • This Week's Homes Sold in Leominster

    Below is the list of recently sold homes for Leominster MA. You can review MLS sale prices, home details and public records (including data from the tax assessor's office information) for all of the houses sold recently in Leominster. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit ...

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  • AmericanTowns PR Tool: Getting publicity for your Leominster organization has never been easier

    If your nonprofit group in Leominster is looking to let the community know about an upcoming event, activity or initiative, our PR Tool is here to help! Here's how it works: when you post information to our Community Corner, you get automatic, FREE access to this easy-to-use...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: How Do You Solve A Persistent Problem?

    When the Problem is Persistent, The Solution is Persistence Again this week, as the news focuses on the President’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, news outlets across the country are carrying stories raising questions about what impact cuts in spending for ...

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  • Earth Talk: If I stick to grass-fed beef, can I live with myself environmentally?

    Dear EarthTalk: Even though I know a vegetarian diet is better for the environment, I love cheeseburgers and a good steak every now and then. If I stick to grass-fed beef, can I live with myself environmentally?  -- J.S. Yes and no, depending on how much ...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Friday Friends

    Friday Friends  In this space at the end of February, when we announced that Enid Borden had once again been invited to be a Regular Contributor to the HuffPost, we wrote “While readers can expect many of her columns to reference the hunger problem, that won’t b...

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  • Earth Talk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming?

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the Paris climate accord as it stands won’t be enough to stave off cataclysmic global warming anyway, even if the U.S. and the other participating countries honor their commitments? -- A.T. To date, 197 countries have sig...

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  • Earth Talk: Attractive Solar Panels

    Dear EarthTalk: Why do rooftop solar panels have to be so big and unsightly? Are there any better-looking alternatives out there? -- M.L. If aesthetics is the reason you’ve been holding off on converting your home to solar power, 2017 just might b...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Accountants Help Seniors With Taxes

    If being kind and generous to others makes one happier, than people who volunteer or who give their time to help others must be among the happiest in the world. Just ask Lynn Boulware, who has been nominated as a Community Volunteer Hometown Hero for her work preparing taxes...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Waste Not, Want Not

    In this space we generally focus on big waste, that is, we report on the work that we are doing through our What A Waste® projects at Senior Nutrition Programs across the country. We look at the progress that these SNPs make after they learn -- through separating, measur...

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  • Earth Talk: Dogs, Cats and Climate Change

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it really true that our dogs and cats are major contributors to climate change, and if so what can we do about it? -- C.S. Unfortunately, our beloved dogs and cats do produce shockingly high amounts of greenhouse gases that contri...

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  • AmericanTowns Heroes: Citizens Get A Lesson in Gardening And Community Building

    Not everyone has a green thumb, but for those who do, coaxing healthy plants from soil and seed is easy. For those who don’t, there are books and videos and if you are in Richmond, Virginia and want to learn about growing flowers, fruits and vegetables, you can join up wit...

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  • Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries

    Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   -- M.N. In a world of modern technology, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are hard to escape; they’re in cell phones...

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  • Earth Talk: What are "Intentional Communities"?

    Dear EarthTalk: What are so-called “intentional communities”? And are there any in the U.S. that are sustainability-focused? -- E.M. By definition, an “intentional community” (IC) is a planned residential community built around commonly held...

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  • Earth Talk: Global Warming and the evolution of wildlife species

    Dear EarthTalk: Could global warming really already be a factor in the evolution of wildlife species? -- V.D. No doubt the quickly changing climate is already triggering various evolutionary shifts in a wide range of species. And while we can’t be sure ...

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  • Earth Talk: Neil Gorsuch and environmental policy

    Dear EarthTalk: If Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, what will be the implications for environmental and climate policy?  -- JM Environmental leaders aren’t particularly jazzed about Neil Gorsuch as Donald Tru...

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  • Earth Talk: Fuel Efficiency and 18 Wheelers

    Dear EarthTalk: It’s obvious that our cars are getting greener every year, but what about 18 wheelers? -- P.M We all rely on heavy duty trucks to haul as much as 80 percent of the goods we use and consume. But those ubiquitous 18-wheelers are also a big con...

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  • Earth Talk: Reducing Carbon Footprint With Gamification

    Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways people are using games to help reduce their carbon footprints? -- LM Environmental advocates and organizations are increasingly employing gamification—defined by Merriam-Webster as “the process of adding games or game-like elem...

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