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Public Compost Sites to Close for Season December 1, 2018

Compost-piles-compressedThe last day of the 2018 season for public access to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 South 400 West, is Saturday, Dec. 1.

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Porter County Auditor’s Office Gains a Second CPA on Staff

Porter-County-Auditors-Office-Gains-a-Second-CPA-on-StaffThe Porter County Auditor’s Office is pleased to announce that its staff now includes two Certified Public Accountants.

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Munster Gas System Upgrade Project Near Completion

rot2NIPSCO to complete the installation of a new natural gas regulator station at 510 Fisher Street in Munster - a project that interconnects a 24 inch and a 30 inch natural gas pipeline from across the Illinois boarder for the purpose of providing natural gas services to NIPSCO customers. This project is part of NIPSCO’s broader, ongoing natural gas infrastructure modernization plan and includes a metering and filtration component as part of the new system upgrade to ensure safety and reliability of the system.

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NIPSCO Natural Gas System Upgrade Project Near Completion - Michigan City

rot1NIPSCO is set to complete the final phase of a three year natural gas system upgrade near Michigan City. This work is part of the company’s ongoing modernization plan to upgrade their natural gas infrastructure system.

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Hammond Breaks Ground on Ice Kube Hockey Complex


Chilly weather made for a fitting atmosphere to celebrate the future ice hockey complex in Hammond, Indiana. On November 7, Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., the Hammond Redevelopment Commission, community members, and officials of Ice Kube LLC hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ice Kube Sports Complex.

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McShane's Vendor Expo 2018 Provides Hands On Experience, Unveils New Name


Free food, high-tech office equipment, and the chance to win Chicago Bears tickets. How could it get any better?! Pulse Technology, formerly known as Kramer Leonard McShane's, treated clients to a fun, hands-on experience at the company’s vendor expo today. This is the second expo Kramer Leonard McShane’s has had this year.

“The first was to just get people to see the technology we offer,” said Chip Miceli, CEO of Pulse Technology. “Today, people can get special expo pricing and learn more about the extended product lines we are now offering. We’re also unveiling our new Lorell Diamond Showroom and beginning to introduce the public to our new name: Pulse Technology.”

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South Shore Line to Make Rail Travel Even Safer with Positive Train Control (PTC)

SouthShoreNICTD At the South Shore Line (SSL), safety is the highest priority. To further enhance safety efforts, the SSL is implementing (along with all other passenger railroads in the US) Positive Train Control (PTC) technology across their entire network. The national effort for PTC began in 2008 when the U.S. Congress passed the Railway Safety Improvement Act (Act).

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Public Compost Sites to Close for 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Compost-piles-compressedThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 S. 400 W., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Both sites will reopen Monday, Nov. 26, for their last week of seasonal operation.

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Know What You Can and Cannot Recycle on America Recycles Day with Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction


November 15th is America Recycles Day, which encourages people to learn more about recycling, pledge to do more recycling, and act accordingly in the future. Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is working hard to educate the community on what can and cannot be recycled, and encourages all to participate in America Recycles Day this year.

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NIPSCO Announces "Your Energy, Your Future" Initiative

rot7Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE NI), unveiled an initiative today to transition customers to a more affordable and sustainable energy mix. Referred to as "Your Energy, Your Future", the effort detailed in the company’s 2018 Integrated Resource Plan, lays out a forward-looking blueprint to transition Northern Indiana's energy generation away from coal toward cleaner, more efficient and cost-competitive renewable energy sources.

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South Shore Line to Offer Veterans & Active Duty Military Personnel Free Transportation Nov. 9 Through Nov. 12

SouthShoreNICTDTo show our gratitude, all veterans are invited to ride the South Shore Line for free through the weekend of November 9-­11, 2018, and on Veterans Day (November 11), observed November 12.

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