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Small Business Start-Up Expert to Launch Program for Entrepreneurs
Erik Pages, the small business expert and president of Virginia-based EntreWorks Consulting, will give a talk to Salisbury how the community can promote entrepreneurship. His talk will be held at...more

Students Develop Smog-Busting Roof Tiles to Clean Air Pollution
University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering students have developed an inexpensive titanium dioxide roof tile coating that can take off smog-forming nitrogen...more

Nao the Humanoid Robot Helps Train Kids with Autism
The two-foot tall humanoid robot named NAO helps train children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). NAO is a small robot acting as a "front man" for the children. It is programmed...more

Report Finds Lack of Transparency in Economic Development
In a new study by Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN), there is lack of transparency across economic development agencies in the state. Executive director Matt Ryan notes that lack of program...more

Debunking Common Homeless Youth Myths
Father Chris Riley, CEO and founder at Youth Off The Streets, breaks down core myths about homeless youth. Marking Youth Homelessness Matters Day on April 9, Riley asserts that breaking down...more

Cuts in Federal Funding Causes Fewer Local Head Start Slots
Federal budget cuts tremendously affected the local Head Start programs, which mean fewer children from low-income families will get services for school readiness. However, the US Department of...more

New Hampshire HHS Offers Free Lead Testing for Kids, Toys
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is overseeing a free blood testing and toy testing for children, marking the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. The free tests...more

Reinforcing Work Ethic To Ensure People Find Paid Employment
Work requirements can't be enforced when people can't find work. Recent analysis indicates that at least two-thirds of the growth in food stamps between 2007 and 2011 was the direct result of...more

National Council on Aging Kicks Off Social Enterprise
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) launches the formation of a new subsidiary, NCOA Services, LLC, which operates as a social enterprise. NCO Services will team up with both for-profit and...more

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