The Day – Stonington moves building permit application process online

Stonington — The town has announced that beginning Monday residents and contractors can apply for building permits online.

The town said its has partnered with OpenGov “to provide building permitting software to drive efficiency for staff and improve the quality and convenience of services for community members.”

While the online service will begin Monday, the town said the Building Department will continue to accept paper applications for two months. But the town “strongly urged” people to use the online service as those who file paper applications may experience processing delays.

“We are excited that OpenGov will help our staff be more effective within the Building Department. The integrated system will allow our team to reinvest saved time and resources to focus on service delivery to our constituents and improve value and results,” said Building Official Lawrence Stannard in a statement. “We project the OpenGov software will produce a time savings

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Apple’s Improved iPhone 12 Repair Process Cuts Down on Waste

Apple is making it easier for Authorized Service Providers and technicians manning Genius Bars to perform same-unit repairs on the iPhone 12 rather than being forced to opt for a whole-unit replacement.

As MacRumors reports, Apple just sent out an internal memo to its technicians informing them a new “iPhone Rear System” part will be available to use from Feb. 23. The part consists of the rear enclosure of either the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini and contains the battery, logic board, wireless charging coil, Taptic Engine, and Face ID system. The only missing components are the display and rear camera.

With this new part available, Apple’s technicians can keep the owner’s original display and rear camera if the fault lies with one of the other components in the iPhone. Until now, the entire phone would need to be replaced. It’s a small change in terms of the

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