Arts4All Florida plans July celebration for 30th anniversary of ADA

FLORIDA – The Americans with Disabilities Act, (ADA) is the world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities and Arts4All Florida is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in a huge way! A 30-day calendar of art-filled events are scheduled to be premiered on their Facebook page from July 1-30 daily, at 11 a m […]

Plam Beach County Water Utilities Department announces temporary modification to water disinfection process

PALM BEACH COUNTY — In order to maintain compliance with regulatory water quality requirements in the water distribution system, the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) will temporarily modify its water disinfection process between Wednesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 29. The modification will entail the use of free chlorine as opposed to chloramine […]

Palm Beach County has 14,859 COVID-19 positive as of July 2

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health July 2 report shows 14,859 Palm Beach County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 0 to 105. The county has 523 death and 1,860 hospitalizations (1,836 residents and 24 non-residents) related to COVID-19 to […]

FDOT reviewing segmental bridge inspection procedures statewide

TALLAHASSEE — In light of preliminary bridge inspection findings on the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin J. Thibault has called for a proactive review of segmental bridge inspection procedures statewide. As part of this ongoing review, FDOT is examining inspection findings as well as FDOT laboratory test results and […]

Okeechobee County has 390 COVID-19 positive as of July 2

OKEECHOBEE – The Florida Department of Health July 2 report shows 390 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Okeechobee County to date, since testing began in March. The positive cases include 388 Okeechobee County residents and two non-residents, and range in age from 0 to 93. The county has no deaths and 38 hospitalizations […]

Governor, Florida surgeon general urge Floridians to take action to slow the spread and protect the vulnerable

TALLAHASSEE — As the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida surgeon general are reminding all Floridians to protect the vulnerable by avoiding the Three Cs: Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings and by wearing a mask in public: • Closed Spaces. Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation that […]

Hendry County has 993 COVID-19 positive as of July 2

HENDRY COUNTY – The Florida Department of Health July 2 report shows 993 Hendry County persons have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 0 to 101. The county has 25 death and 88 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 to date. According to FDOH, 5,281 tests have […]

Glades County has 167 COVID-19 positive as of July 2

OKEECHOBEE – The Florida Department of Health July 2 report shows 167 Glades County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began in March. The positive cases range in age from 1 to 89. Most of the cases are in the Moore Haven area. ZIP code 33471has 160 cases. The county has one death […]

A letter to the editor: Independence Day

If those who wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 were alive today, they would not recognize the country they knew as America! This was supposed to be “the United States of America,” and we are anything but united! It has been 244 years since the signing and what we so proudly hailed […]

Corps publishes RECOVER Interim Goals and Targets Report

JACKSONVILLE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District published an updated version of the RECOVER (REstoration COordination & VERification) Interim Goals and Targets Report July 1 using improved models and data not available in the initial report. RECOVER is a multi-agency team of scientists, modelers, planners, and resource specialists who organize and apply […]