OSHA tips for using portable generators safely

Portable generators are internal combustion engines used to generate electricity. They are useful when temporary or remote power is needed, and are commonly used during cleanup and recovery efforts following disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. This fact sheet discusses specific hazards inherent with the use of generators and also provides helpful information to ensure […]

Verify professional licenses before hiring contractors

As Florida enters hurricane season, it’s a good time to be reminded about the importance of working only with licensed contractors and construction professionals on all commercial and residential projects. Whether building a new office space or replacing a roof, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) encourages Floridians to verify the professional […]

Hurricane Supply List

• Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for five days. • Food – at least enough for three to seven days, non-perishable packaged or canned food and juices, foods for infants, elderly or diabetics, snack foods, non-electric can opener, cooking tools, fuel, paper plates, and plastic utensils. • Bedding – blankets, pillows, […]

Comment period extended on plans for reservoir

JACKSONVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is still accepting public comment on the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) revised draft Project Implementation Report and Environmental Impact Statement (PIR/EIS). Public comment will be accepted through Sept. 3, 2019. This is an extension of the previously advertised public comment date of Aug. […]

On guns, where do we go from here?

Like you, I watched in shock as news unfolded of the mass shooting in El Paso — the 250th so far this year. Like you, I reacted in disgust as we learned the shooter was a white supremacist whose racist manifesto informed a 10-hour drive to murder Latino people. Like you, I awoke in horror […]

Football Around the Lake

Last week was a rough one for football teams around the lake. Only two of the six teams took away a win in their season opener. But with another week of practice and another chance to play under the Friday night lights, teams can try again to earn their first win of the 2019 season. […]

Glades Region School Calendar

Belle Glade Elementary, 500 N.W. Ave. L, Belle Glade will hold Open House and Curriculum Night on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. School Advisory Council (SAC) will be held on Monday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. For information, call 561-829-4800. Glade View Elementary, 1100 S.W. Ave. G, Belle Glade, will hold an Open House […]

Suggestion: Use water farm to divert C-44 flow

PORT MAYACA — For most of the rainy season, water from the St. Lucie Canal, also called the C-44 Canal, “backflowed” into Lake Okeechobee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tries to keep the C-44 at 14 to 14.5 feet above sea level. When the canal level is higher than the lake level, if the […]

Teachers enjoy breakfast

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Schools Glades Region held teacher appreciation breakfasts in Belle Glade and Pahokee to celebrate the start of the new school year.

Football around the lake this week

Teams around the lake saw their first action of the 2019 season last week as kickoff classics were played all around the state of Florida. While these preseason games don’t reflect on a team’s final record in the regular season, they can still be a small preview of what to expect from each school as […]