A remarkable fund-raising effort in Flagler Beach aimed at breaking a stalemate in a dunes-rebuilding project raised $40,000 in less than two days. The money would be parceled out to 11 property owners who have so far refused to sign easements and allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild the beach, a project 15 years in the works.
Florida and Flagler continues to add new infections at elevated rates even as the overall numbers have fallen from their July peak. Despite the decline, the state is experiencing new cases at a rate of nearly 7,000 a day, averaged out over the past seven days.
Stanley Drescher, named by the Flagler Beach City Commission Poet Laureate in 2011, had started to write poems only when he was 70. His subjects, like his cheer, knew no bounds.
The legal wrangling and incomplete or contradictory court records have erected at-times insurmountable barriers for Florida felons who want to participate in one of the bedrock elements of democracy: voting.
The races for the three seats on the Palm Coast City Council are drawing neither many contributors nor many contributions despite the high-profile mayoral race and a combined 11 candidates running for the three seats, based on cumulative campaign finance reports filed as of July 31.
What started as a minor traffic stop for a busted tag light turned into a chase on foot and by air in the woods near Princeton Village, the assisted living facility, at the south end of Palm Coast.
While covid-19 takes a far deadlier toll on elderly people than on young adults, an investigation of front-line health care worker deaths uncovered numerous instances when staff members under age 30 were exposed on the job and also succumbed.
Teachers returned to Flagler’s nine public schools today amid bitter disputes over their safety and options while the district contends with innumerable and at times competing concerns, with somewhat diminished ranks and no additional resources to make it all stick. It’s going to be a difficult year.
The Gardens, the big development proposed to go up on the two sides of John Anderson Highway, and that’s galvanized strenuous opposition from residents in Flagler Beach cleared the Flagler County Planning Board with near-unanimous recommendations Tuesday. The proposal goes before the county commission next, possibly in September.
Citing privacy, the Flagler County School District is limiting the information it releases about covid cases among its employees or students even as the proportion of positive cases among children is growing rapidly and schools are set to reopen on Aug. 24.