| May 21, 2010
Back in 1961, a developer wanted to turn an ancient shoreline farm into a housing development with 425 duplex units for the Coast Guard, which was stationed at Avery Point in Groton. Residents banded together, fought the proposal and raised money to...
| Jun 22, 2010
| 7:30 PM
The economy got you feeling blue? Can't shake the market malaise? Need a pecuniary pick-me-up?
Look no further than any one of a number of economic-impact studies released on everything from high-speed rail to cruise ships.
It's just what the doctor...
| Feb 5, 2010
| 6:31 PM
As the number of domestic passengers flowing through Orlando International Airport decreased nearly 7 percent last year, there was one segment of travelers that continued to grow.
The total number of people riding Disney's Magical Express, the door-to-...
| Oct 22, 2009
A whopping 64 percent of Florida voters rejected high-speed rail in 2004.
Twice in the past two years, the Legislature turned back a new commuter rail in Central Florida. It also rejected additional funding for existing commuter rail in South Florida....
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:19 PM
Even a multimillionaire who financed his way into the Governor's Mansion has to be thrifty when it comes to spending his political capital.
And Rick Scott would spend a wad of it if he chooses to kill SunRail.
There are so many development projects,...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Florida is facing a fiscal crisis. There's talk of slashing everything from public safety to help for the disabled.
So what burning issue are some of our legislators pushing?
Gifts for themselves!
Specifically, they want more freebies.
| May 31, 2012
| 6:54 PM
When you walk through an ancient tunnel that takes a stream beneath abandoned railroad tracks, there are basically two scenarios.
The first is that you walk through slowly, admiring the turn-of-the-century craftmanship of railroad builders as you view...
| Jan 14, 2012
It's only a week until the 100th anniversary of the inaugural journey of Henry Flagler's Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad, which arrived for the first time in Key West on Jan. 22, 1912.
The celebration will be in full swing this week in the Florida Keys,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:17 PM
On the night of June 22, 1937 — when Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis was fighting James "Cinderella Man" Braddock to become world heavyweight champion — everyone and his brother was trying to get into Chicago. But the immaculately turned out...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:01 PM
There's a short piece of Bay Area freeway, Interstate 380, named for Quentin Kopp, which is ironic considering that he's beaten the drum for public transit — specifically bullet trains — for years. But then again, he's always been a...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Maybe it's the sight of grass and trees growing up through the gravel and railroad ties. Or the rotting trestle that spans a small river and fills the air with a light scent of creosote. It could be the echoes of water dripping in an abandoned tunnel....