AFTER IRMA: Lakeland estimates hurricane recovery cost at $23 million, to be billed to FEMA | Polk County accelerates garbage contracts to jump-start pickups

FROM OTHER SOURCES: Irma exposed electric grid weaknesses, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports | Lakeland isn’t mentioned in this Bloomberg article about Amazon warehouses and local employment, but it could have been.

GOOD READ: There’s no Lakeland angle here, but Gary White’s two-part series about a pair of star-crossed lovers is a riveting story well-told.

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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