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Volunteers today unpacked 1.2 million school supplies for teachers in Lee County. Publix gathered donations from shoppers while putting on a campaign called “Tools for Schools.” Those tools included pencils, paper, and crayons. The district has 5,500 teachers and 1,600 paraprofessionals. WBBH-TV reports teachers can pick up these free supplies in just a few weeks.
Officials at a Collier County rehab center say a dangerous synthetic opioid has made the rounds in Southwest Florida. Health workers at the David Lawrence Center describe this substance as eight times more powerful than morphine, and 50 times more powerful than heroin. U-47700 comes in pills, powder, and inhalers. People can buy it online […]
North Port’s water supply faces a threat of contamination. A tanker crash over the weekend on I-75 caused a spill of thousands of gallons of fuel. Crews responded, and they thought they had everything under control. Rain followed, however, and that allowed the chemicals that treated the spill to seep into a creek that flows […]
FDOT’s traffic report has hit a snag. The department says a traffic study between Sarasota and Manatee County and the Barrier Islands cannot begin until next year. Transportation officials say they keep working on finding a consultant for the study, but they cannot find one in time for this season.
Two more things have opened at Port Charlotte Town Center. Brewster’s Chicken has moved into the food court. It produces cage-free and Halal-certified chicken meals. Torrid carries plus-size dresses, tops, pants, activewear, swimwear, shoes, accessories, and lingerie.
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