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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

New coronavirus variants detected. What does that mean for our back-to-normal summer?

VoxPopuli asked William Schaffner, M.D., professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to weigh in with the details.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Vaccine expert answers vaccine skeptics

We ran the top concerns of vaccine skeptics, culled from a Nextdoor thread, by Paul Offit, MD, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Here's what he had to say.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Orange County Mayor announces 3-phase plan for relaxing mask use, social distancing

As vaccinations increase and the positivity rate decreases, mask restrictions ease. Mayor aims for 70 percent vaccination of eligible population to rescind mask mandate.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Ocoee commissioner wants citizens to “chime in” on police chief candidates

Debate was lively at Ocoee's city commission meeting on Tuesday as commissioners sparred over how much input residents get into the hiring process for the next chief of police. (In truth, not much.)

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Winter Garden bans trucks on Marsh Road; won’t enforce

Commissioners try to appease two cities; end up pleasing neither. Winter Garden residents "don't see the logic in the decision."

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Reporter's Notebook: Road Test

What's making noise on Marsh Road? More than just dump trucks are hitting high scores on decibel meters.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Amid truck traffic increases, and resident frustration, Winter Garden City Commission pushes Marsh Road truck-ban decision to April 8

There's hope for a compromise, but time — and patience — is running out

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Friday, March 26, 2021

FL residents 18 and up will be eligible to get Covid-19 vaccine by April 5; 16 and 17 year olds OK'd for only Pfizer doses

Beginning Monday, Florida residents 40 and older will be eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccine. The following Monday, anyone 18 and up can also get it. Plus, the state will allow 16 and 17 year olds to get only the Pfizer vaccine.

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Orange County residents 40 and older can make an appointment to get a Covid-19 vaccine starting Monday

Beginning Monday at 9 a.m., Orange County residents between the ages of 40-59 can register for Covid-19 vaccine appointments at the Orange County Convention Center’s drive-thru site.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Judge OKs Winter Garden's bid to help Stoneybrook West HOA buy bankrupt golf course

The city will buy the golf course, deed it to the HOA and the homeowners have 20 years to pay back $2 million, interest-free.

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