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Finding seasons at the farmers market


If it is not the one in Plymouth, they are to be found in many places in northern Indiana. I am sure the effort you make will be richly blessed by the benefits you will receive. THE REV. DAVE HOGSETT is a retired United Methodist pastor. He can be e-mailed ...

Taylor Ferns To Race With All Stars & World Of Outlaws In Indiana


Ferns will open the holiday weekend with the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) All Star Circuit of Champions at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana on Friday, May 22. She will wrap things up on Memorial Day with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at ...

Plymouth rated 4th best place in Indiana to raise a family


Founded in 2002 at Carnegie Mellon University, Niche.com provides comprehensive reviews and rankings of communities, schools, and colleges around the country. Niche’s rankings are based upon school ratings, crime rate, age demographics and access to ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Why undocumented immigrants are allowed in local schools


WSBT 22 reached out to Indiana Senators Joe Donnelly ...
Safer in school than anywhere else' Plymouth Superintendent Dan Tyree told WSBT 22 his employees did everything right when checking the birth certificate Reyes provided them when he enrolled. "

INDOT: Plan ahead for weekend travel


Northwest Indiana: I-94 between SR 249 (Exit 19) and SR 149 in Porter County is reduced to two lanes in each direction due to bridge rehabilitation; and U.S. 31 at 7A Road near Plymouth is reduced to one lane in each direction for interchange construction.

Mishawaka school chief not selected for 2 Michigan jobs


Tuesday night, the Howell Public Schools board chose Erin MacGregor, an assistant superintendent at Plymouth-Canton (Mich ...
looking for employment elsewhere because of recent changes to Indiana's teacher and public employee retirement benefit plans ...

INDIANA HS BASEBALL TOURNEY DRAW


Plymouth (7) G1: Plymouth vs ...
Bethesda Christian (5) G1: Tindley vs. Indiana School for the Deaf. G2: Greenwood Christian Academy vs. University. G3: Bethesda Christian vs. Winner of G1. Championship: Winner of G2 vs. Winner of G3.

5 things to know for your Sunday in Indiana


While Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was in China promoting the state ...
tennis title in 36 years by winning the NLC league meet that concluded Friday, May 15, at Plymouth. The Minutemen scored 45 points to 39 for runner-up Warsaw and 38 for third-place ...

Indiana BMV Appoints General Counsel


Indianapolis, Ind. -- Kent Abernathy, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), announced that a new General Counsel, Adam Krupp, is starting with the BMV today. Krupp grew up in Plymouth, Indiana and earned his Bachelor's Degree from ...

UNOH All Stars set for triple-header weekend


It all begins Friday when the series invades the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval of Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, for the Earl Gaerte Classic. Steve Kinser, a 20-time World of Outlaws champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee ...

Another Property Sold in Plymouth, MA


Plymouth, MA: This Condo in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $133,000. This is a Townhouse style home and features 5 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by Peters Trenholm Team – Ja…

Another Property Sold in Plymouth, MA


Plymouth, MA: This Condo in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $177,500. This is a Townhouse style home and features 5 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by Sharren Marq…

Another Property Sold in Plymouth, MA


Plymouth, MA: This Condo in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $371,800. This is a Townhouse style home and features 8 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by Sharren Marq…

Another Property Sold in Plymouth, MA


Plymouth, MA: This Condo in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $134,900. This is a Mid-Rise style home and features 5 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by Reis Real Est…

Mayflower II takes a break from renovations in Connecticut to spend summer in Plymouth


MYSTIC, Connecticut – A replica of the Mayflower is back at sea, headed home for the busy summer tourist season. Mayflower II takes a break from renovations in Connecticut to spend summer in Pl…

Summer in Plymouth: Fun Family Things To Do! –Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report


Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard 5/18/15 The Memorial weekend is upon us and is bringing more exciting activities and opportunities to our area.  The Antiques and Treasure Sale at the…

Another Property Sold in Plymouth, MA


Plymouth, MA: This Single-Family in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $570,000. This is a Cape style home and features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms, 0.20 acres, and was sold by Cheryl Phe…

Another Property Sold in Plymouth, MA


Plymouth, MA: This Single-Family in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $482,500. This is a Contemporary style home and features 9 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.22 acres, and was…

Another Property Sold in Plymouth, MA


Plymouth, MA: This Condo in Plymouth, MA recently sold for $64,000. This property features 4 total rooms, 1 full bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by Jennifer Churchill – Jack Conway & Co, Inc Rea…

Route 6 closed in Plymouth while crews restore power


PLYMOUTH–Police have shut down Route 6 at Holt Street after a car crashed into a utility pole. Route 6 is closed in both directions from Holt Street to Harwington Avenue.  Police said the road would …




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR PLYMOUTH

Get a Homeland Security Job in PLYMOUTH INDIANA

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.

Tips

No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.

LEARN MORE

Last Published Date: December 16, 2014

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In PLYMOUTH INDIANA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]




Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in PLYMOUTH INDIANA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]










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