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Another Organic Sports Field Failure | Houston BOE supports plan to re-sod McConnell-Talbert | High School Sports Blog | Macon.com

Dec 8, 2014

PERRY — The Houston County Board of Education is putting its faith in sod, at least with regard to McConnell-Talbert Stadium.

After Northside’s football team had to play two home playoff games elsewhere — one at Peach County and the other at Mercer — board member Jim Maddox requested information about possible resolutions.

“Obviously, I think none of us likes the fact that we have to go outside our county to play football games,” he said.

Northside, Houston County and Warner Robins all play their home games at McConnell-Talbert, which added up to more than 20 games on the surface this year, including preseason contests. That also included four playoff games, two for Northside and two for Houston County, which were played on back-to-back nights.

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Connecticut Pesticide Ban Failure | Law preventing repairs on athletic fields in North Stonington – WFSB 3 Connecticut

Law preventing repairs on athletic fields in North Stonington

Posted: Nov 10, 2014 5:04 PM EST

via Law preventing repairs on athletic fields in North Stonington – WFSB 3 Connecticut.

How Organic Municipalities Do It | Bob Ceccolini | Cheshire Connecticut

Lots of taxpayers money and a lot of summer students to help replace the fields yearly.

Town of Cheshire Minutes 2014

December 2013: 

Mr. Ceccolini reported that he, Town Manager Milone, and Dan Marsaglia (BOE) met 
with the DEEP about pesticide and organic use by municipalities. A state-wide 
program will be undertaken, and at this time, Cheshire is the only town that is almost totally organic in use. For K-8 schools, no pesticides can be used – only synthetic products are allowed. Cheshire’s Parks and Rec Department has been doing heavy organic use since 2006, and the State looks to Cheshire for assistance and information on the town’s organic program.  Here:

April 2014:

Mr. Ceccolini said the grounds are quite wet and people are doing their best to try and stay off the wet areas. The Lacrosse teams were practicing out in the parking lot yesterday. Mr. Ceccolini said all the teams were able to use the turf field and share it.

May 2014:

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Chip Osborne Contiunes to Deceive | City of Springfield, Mass.: Springfield to Move to Organic Land Care

Chip Osborne, Osborne Organics, whose wealth of experience working with municipalities will help us make our vision a reality.”

MEDIA ADVISORY, CONTACT: Jim Leydon, Communications Director

TURI AWARDS $20,000 COMMUNITY GRANT TO SPRINGFIELD DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, BUILDINGS AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT

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