The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking for first-hand accounts on broadband availability and service quality as part of its broadband Data Collection program. The initiative is an effort to update federal broadband coverage maps that overstate the number of internet providers in partially served areas, which applies to much of Tipmont’s electric footprint
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A unique brewery achieves liftoff
There is an inherent tinge of excitement to the term “escape velocity.” That’s partially because “Escape Velocity” sounds like it could be the name of a thrilling blockbuster action film. But even in its most straightforwardly scientific definition, there’s still a sense of adventure — the speed that an object must travel to break free of a planet or moon’s gravitational pull.
Power outages are never convenient. Sometimes, it’s no mystery why we are left in the dark, like when lightning and thunder rattle windows and walls. Other times, an outage may come out of the blue.
It’s only been a few years since East End Grill opened at its titular edge of Lafayette’s Main Street. But it has more than earned its claim as a staple of downtown dining. With an opening just before Christmas 2020, owner Scott Trzaskus has broadened out into a new space across the street — Ripple and Company, which complements East End’s sit-down splendor with a fast-casual feel perfect to grab and go or for quick bites onsite.
Over the last several months, so many of our favorite in-person gathering places had to pivot in ways few of us could have imagined at the beginning of 2020. We saw sit-down institutions turn to takeout turnabouts for dinner and develop delivery strategies for lunch. And yet there always seemed to be a meal that served as a final frontier for this new era, and that’s brunch.
For fans of baked goods, all sorts of delectable decisions await you in downtown Lafayette. I’ve extolled the virtues of Sweet Revolution’s personal pies here before. Scones and Doilies offers a more European spin with filled rugelach pastries and savory spinachand- cheese galettes.
Although it’s technically autumn now, it’s the time of year that we latch onto the last few shreds of summer we can find — a few more splashes in the pool, rounds of golf, and evenings relaxing outside … even if we occasionally need some jackets or blankets.
2020 has been a year of challenges. For the first time in more than a century, our nation has been rocked by a pandemic that has shaken us to our roots. Most of us were caught unprepared—not the least of which have been our educational systems. Even now, great uncertainty remains with regards to the upcoming school year, but all indications suggest that remote learning will become at least a semi-regular fixture in our lives for the foreseeable future, as we seek to keep ourselves—and especially our children—safe and healthy.
My article last month centered on Indiana’s utility disconnect moratorium and Tipmont’s commitment to help those of you who are struggling with unemployment, reduced hours, or furloughs from the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium expiration date was extended to Aug. 14 after the July Indiana Connection deadline and may be extended further if COVID-19 cases continue to increase.
Many Hoosiers are experiencing unemployment, reduced hours, or furloughs from the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of those jobs may not come back, meaning workers will need to learn new skills to help them realize new opportunities.