Imagine A World Without Hate

Educators Guide


Combat Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying and Cyberbullying Defined


Bullying is the repeated actions or threats of action directed toward a person by one or more people who have or are perceived to have more power or status than their target in order to cause fear, distress or harm.


Cyberbullying is the intentional and repeated mistreatment of others through the use of technology, such as computers, cell phones and other electronic devices.

Lesson Plans for Diversity Education

Curriculum Connections is a collection of original lesson plans and resources that help K-12 educators integrate multicultural, anti-bias, and social justice themes into their curricula. Each edition is organized around a particular topic or theme, and a new edition is published approximately two times per school year.


50K Challenge is Overwhelming Success

Keep Milford Clean

In less than two months, the city achieved its goal in the “50K By Earth Day Litter Challenge.”

From April 1 to May 11, which was Earth Day, the city’s Conservation Commission and volunteers collected more than 62,473 pieces of litter.

Individuals, families, schools, civic organizations and businesses all volunteered ridding the city of litter and trash accumulated over the winter, Blake said.

“These volunteer endeavors complement the work done by our Public Works Department and many private efforts to keep our community clean and green,” Blake wrote.

Steve Johnson, the city’s Open Space and Natural Resource Agent, helped spearhead efforts to collect litter by organizing volunteers.

Mayor Blake Announces Run for 2nd Term

On Thursday, May 23rd, Mayor Ben Blake announced that he will run again for mayor of Milford.

Blake said he thinks his administration accomplished a lot in 18 months, from overseeing recovery efforts after two major storms, to creating efficiencies in city government and finding new streams of revenue.

“I’m thankful, proud and honored” to be mayor, Blake said.

“There’s much, much more to do,” he added.



Paid for by Blake for Milford
Benjamin Gettinger, Treasurer. Approved by Ben Blake.

Special Announcement

Dear friends,

Please join Mayor Ben Blake on the steps of City Hall this Thursday as he shares his plans for the upcoming municipal election with friends, family, and supporters.

Special Announcement
Thursday, May 23 at 5:30pm
Milford City Hall
110 River Street

A reception at Stonebridge Restaurant (50 Daniel Street) will follow the announcement.

Hope to see you there.


Blake for Milford 2013



Paid for by Blake for Milford
Benjamin Gettinger, Treasurer. Approved by Ben Blake.

Heritage Foundation Tells GOP: Don’t Legislate, Just Scandalize Obama

Heritage letter to Republicans on Capitol Hill: don’t legislate, just scandalize Obama

by Joy-Ann Reid | May 16, 2013

In a letter to members of Congress, which was obtained by NBC News, Heritage Action for America, the lobbying arm of the Heritage Foundation (which recently found itself in hot water over the racial IQ theories of the co-author of their widely panned immigration reform study, Jason Richwine, who resigned from the think tank last Friday), urged Republicans on Capitol Hill not to govern, and instead, to focus on the would-be “scandals” plaguing the Obama administration.

The letter is addressed to House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Heritage Action to House Leaders: Keep Focus on Scandals

May 16, 2013

The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker of the House
H-232, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Eric Cantor
House Majority Leader
H-329, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor:

For the first time, the activities of the Obama administration are receiving a sustained public vetting. Americans’ outrage over Benghazi is amplified by the Internal Revenue Service’s intimidation of conservative grassroots organizations and a cascade of negative headlines. There is the real sense the Obama administration has been less than forthright with the American people, the press and lawmakers.

Recent events have rightly focused the nation’s attention squarely on the actions of the Obama administration. It is incumbent upon the House of Representatives to conduct oversight hearings on those actions, but it would be imprudent to do anything that shifts the focus from the Obama administration to the ideological differences within the House Republican Conference.

To that end, we urge you to avoid bringing any legislation to the House Floor that could expose or highlight major schisms within the conference. Legislation such as the Internet sales tax or the FARRM Act which contains nearly $800 billion in food stamp spending, would give the press a reason to shift their attention away from the failures of the Obama administration to write another “circular firing squad” article.

Make no mistake, principled conservatives will still oppose bad policy if it comes to the floor. Rather than scheduling such legislation for consideration, we urge you to keep the attention focused squarely on the Obama administration. As the public’s trust in their government continues to erode, it is incumbent upon those of us who support a smaller, less intrusive government to lead.


Michael A. Needham
Chief Executive Officer
Heritage Action for America

Not governing as political strategy

The House in the current congress has held votes for only 281 days — at least 43 of those days devoted to repeated votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.

And already, fully one-third of the Republican-controlled committees in the House are spending their time investigating some facet of the administration.

Where are the Jobs?

Pelosi: The GOP Earns an ‘F’ on the First 100 Days of Congress

April 12, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today to mark the 100th day of the 113th Congress and the House GOP’s failed leadership:

“On the 100th day of the 113th Congress the report card is in: House Republicans deserve an ‘F’ for their failed leadership. The Republican majority has refused to consider legislation that creates jobs, blocked debate of economic proposals, and continues to conjure up one manufactured crisis after another – and America’s families have paid the price.

“Republicans have rejected votes on House Democratic initiatives to create jobs, invest in early education, promote small business growth, and build ladders of opportunity for every hard-working American. Republicans prefer sequesters over solutions, push tax cuts for millionaires over equal pay for women, and support a budget that costs jobs, stalls our economic growth, ends the Medicare guarantee for seniors. That is not the leadership America needs or deserves – not for 100 days, not for this Congress.

“Every moment we spend in Washington should be spent working to improve the lives and opportunities for the American people. So far, Republicans have failed to live up to this most basic responsibility. It is time for all of us to work together so the next 100 days are dedicated to moving our country forward.”

100 Days and counting.