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DYER — The town is looking to revamp its website and introduce a new app for residents at the start of the new year. 

“We want to keep up with the technology and … everybody’s going to smartphone apps,” Dyer Town Manager Tom DeGiulio said. “It’s just time to freshen it up, and I think make it more usable for residents. That’s what I hope to see out of it.”

The town’s current website is about 5 years old, said Frank Jachim, the town’s information technology consultant. 

Though the website’s address will remain the same — www.townofdyer.com — Jachim said residents can expect a more modern site. 

The new website also will be more responsive, making it accessible across devices, including desktops, smart phones and tablets. 

The biggest focus, Jachim said, is getting information to residents. 

“The goal is to provide a convenient means of connecting

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Town Of North Hempstead’s Project Independence Gets New Website

TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD, NY — The Town of North Hempstead recently unveiled a revamped website for Project Independence that officials hope will make it easier to use for older adults.

The overhauled Project Independence website now features:

  • New graphics and design
  • News and updates section with newsletters, email newsletters, calendars, and articles
  • Links to virtual exercise classes
  • Links to listen to the live “PI and You” radio show, access archived shows, and Zoom recordings
  • Informational brochures and transportation brochures in different languages, including English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Creole and Farsi

“We hope these new updates will help make the website more user friendly and intuitive,” Supervisor Judi Bosworth said in a statement. “Our website has all the latest updates including our virtual classes, exercise programs for seniors, newsletters, and more.”

Project Independence was created in 2009 as an aging-in-place program for nearly 60,000 residents over 60. It has answered

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The Great Northern reveals Kate Nordstrum’s original programming; Tane Danger to direct Westminster Town Hall Forum

Just short of a year ago, Kate Nordstrum was named executive and artistic director of the Great Northern. Co-founded by Eric Dayton with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships and the City of Lakes Loppet, the Great Northern celebrates winter in the cities with original programming and a focus on climate change.

Kate Nordstrum

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Kate Nordstrum

Nordstrum knows original programming. It’s what she did for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra when she ran Liquid Music, a series she invented and brought to national prominence. It’s what she did before then at the Southern Theater and her own Kate Nordstrum Projects, and afterward with her curatorial collective Infinite Palette and in partnership with arts and culture organizations across the U.S., from the Kennedy Center to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

So we thought, if anyone can make winter in Minnesota more interesting, especially for those of

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About Town: Some recreational programming offered; Small Business Saturday vendors sought |

To sign up, visit lompoc.com/shop-lompoc-shop-small.html. The fee is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for nonmembers. The fees are used to offset the costs associated with the advertising and promotion of the event.

Payment and promotional gift bag donations must be received by Nov. 18 for businesses to be included on the maps, with no exceptions.

For more information, contact the Chamber at 805-736-4567, ext. 223, or email [email protected]

Applications sought for 2021 Lompoc Recognition Grove

Applications to nominate individuals for Lompoc’s River Park Recognition Grove are being accepted now until Dec. 31. 

The program, which is run by the Lompoc Beautification & Appearance Commission, honors Lompoc Valley residents who have made significant contributions to improving the quality of life in the Lompoc Valley as a result of their service.

Applications for Recognition Grove nomination can be obtained on the city of Lompoc Beautification & Appearance Commission website at www.cityoflompoc.com/home/showdocument?id=30405,

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Glastonbury Launching New And Improved Town Website Today

November 9, 2020

The Town of Glastonbury is pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved Town website, which will “Go Live” on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The new site has been designed with an emphasis on improved accessibility and navigation, particularly when accessing the site on mobile devices, and will feature a more modern look with enhanced search capabilities and graphic elements. Popular menus such as “I Want To” and “Departments” will remain in place, but the content overall will be better organized to help citizens find the information and resources they need quickly and easily. The homepage will also offer new features including a “Service Finder” and top search suggestions. Interior pages will leverage formatting widgets and image “buttons” to help users quickly navigate to popular content as supported by Google Analytics. All of these features are also available on the mobile version of the site,

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Internet Passionately Defends Mr. Rogers After Trump Staffer Mocks Tone of Biden Town Hall

The internet passionately defended beloved icon Mr. Rogers on Thursday night, after a staff member of President Donald Trump’s campaign criticized the tone of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s town hall event.



Fred Rogers sitting in a chair smiling: Portrait of American educator and television personality Fred Rogers (1928 - 2003) of the television series 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,' circa 1980s.


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Portrait of American educator and television personality Fred Rogers (1928 – 2003) of the television series ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,’ circa 1980s.

Trump vs. Biden In Competing Town Halls: What To Know As NBC Faces Backlash

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“Well @JoeBiden @ABCPolitics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of Mister Rodgers Neighborhood,” Mercedes Schlapp, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, wrote on her Twitter account.

When asked why she thinks that’s a bad thing, Schlapp responded by writing: “No hard questions for @JoeBiden from the

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REVOLT Relaunches Sean “Diddy” Combs’ VOTE or DIE! Initiative Leading Up To Election Day, With Town Hall Meetings, Programming And Merchandise

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Approaching this year’s General Election on November 3rd, REVOLT has relaunched Sean “Diddy” Combs’ widely popular VOTE or DIE! initiative, to rally the next generation of leaders to exercise their right to vote in this critical election.

As we face a pivotal turning point in our nation’s history, being politically active means more than selecting a President; it symbolizes your right to take action now. REVOLT recognizes “Vote or Die” is relevant now, more than ever.

To jumpstart the campaign, REVOLT hosted a State of Emergency: Election Day and Black America town hall, presented by Cash App and moderated by American television host, Eboni K. Williams, to alert citizens about the current happenings in Black America as we prepare to engage in the general election. Guests included Kerry Washington, Cordae, Tamika Mallory, Vic Mensa, Dr. Cornell West, Jeff Johnson, Kimberly Jones, Mysonne, Tezlyn

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A Woman Called Trump Handsome During His Town Hall and the Internet Lost It

An apparent admirer of President Donald Trump praised him for being “handsome” during Thursday night’s town hall event on NBC, prompting strong reactions from some on social media.



Donald Trump standing in front of a flag: At Thursday's Trump Town Hall on NBC, one of the voters asking questions called Trump "so handsome," and praised his smile.


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At Thursday’s Trump Town Hall on NBC, one of the voters asking questions called Trump “so handsome,” and praised his smile.

A woman that moderator Savannah Guthrie identified as Paulette Dale, who was said to have voted for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016 and “leans slightly” towards Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the current election, appeared to flirt with the president just before asking him a question.

Trump vs. Biden In Competing Town Halls: What To Know As NBC Faces Backlash

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“Good evening Mr. President, I have to say you have a great smile,” Dale, a registered Republican, said as Trump thanked her with a wide grin. “You’re so handsome

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How the Internet Viewed the Presidential Town Halls

To the delight of some and the consternation of others, Twitter went down briefly on Thursday evening in the United States and beyond.

But for better or worse, the social media platform was (mostly) back online in time for the evening’s dueling town hall events featuring President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. — because where else can we try desperately to make a clever political joke before someone else does?

On Thursday, the internet felt compelled to weigh in on the stark difference in tone between the two forums, Savannah Guthrie’s performance moderating the discussion with Mr. Trump on NBC, and other assorted Easter eggs that surfaced during all of the questions and answers.

In case your Twitter account went dark on Thursday night — or if you blessedly didn’t have one to begin with — here’s a quick look at what the online world deemed important.

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