DIGITAL DIVIDE: Panelists at a public meeting at City Hall at 5:45 Thursday will discuss ways to provide fast Internet access to poorer homes, including a possible expansion of the SurfLakeland public wifi network and Spectrum’s new low-cost Internet Assist program (info).

FINAL ADVENTURE: When 70-year-old Lakeland electrician Richard Douglas hiked the top of Mount Vesuvius last month, the steep grade was his last conquest. He collapsed afterward and died of heart failure June 9.

Source: The Ledger

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