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  • Steel sea wall for A1A in Flagler Beach?

     
    State transportation officials will  hold a public meeting next week to discuss a possible project for the beach-erosion prone stretch of State Road A1A in Flagler Beach. The $6.275 million proposal calls for replacing about 900 feet of granite rock...
  • Democrats call Scott a job-killer over high-speed punt

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Democratic lawmakers are blasting Gov. Rick Scott for his decision to punt $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail money. Republican legislative leaders in Tallahassee convinced rank-and-file lawmakers to go along with the $1.2...
  • Cannon defends his high-speed reversal

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott said his decision last week to deep-six the $2.7 billion high-speed rail line last week was based in part on a state ridership study that painted a rosy picture of 3 million annual passengers taking the Orlando to Tampa...
  • Sometimes a deal just won’t die: LaHood gives Florida another week on rail

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite the gnashing of teeth last night, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday he had met with Gov. Rick Scott this morning and was giving Florida one more week to think about high-speed rail. Scott, of course, has...
  • Central Florida free class offered on safe driving for teens

     
    I don't have a teen driver yet, but I'm already worried about it, with all the distractions teenagers have these days. If you have the same worries, you and your teen driver might want to attend free a class next week that will help teens learn to drive...
  • Boca Raton and county officials to discuss Palmetto Park Road Widening

     
    Boca Raton's City Council will meet with County Commission Thursday to try to hammer out an agreement on a controversial plan to widen Palmetto Park Road. The Council and many city residents along Palmetto Park Road oppose the project, saying......
  • Flagler residents holding meeting on beach erosion

     
    Tonight will be a public meeting by Save Flagler's Beach, a nonprofit group comprised of local residents who oppose further armoring of the beach where there has been a regular erosion problem. They were among some of the more outspoken people against a...
  • Scott’s new 7-step plan for jobs, slightly different from the last one

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a new 7-step plan for creating jobs at a steel business in Longwood Wednesday, and many of the proposals have been trickling out of his office for weeks. The highlights include plans to shape up troubled...
  • Expressway’s Snyder could be in trouble

     
    Dan Tracy just filed this report: The future employment of Mike Snyder, who has run the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority for seven years, could be in doubt. Right now, there appears to be two votes for keeping him in charge and two against on...
  • Siplin asks Scott to halt SunRail contracts

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, has asked Gov. Rick Scott to freeze contracts that have yet to be awarded by the state for the first phase of the SunRail project, writing that the state has virtually ignored small and minority-owned...
  • Panthers' concessions alcohol-free Sunday to promote drunk-driving awareness

     
    The Panthers??? game Sunday against Carolina will be a sobering experience. As a show of support for the state???s campaign against drunk driving, the evening will be alcohol-free at BankAtlantic Center. Well, partially. In recognition of the Florida...