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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

National Lineworker Appreciation Day illuminates the people behind the power

For lineworkers, weathering the storm is just another day on the job. National Lineworker Appreciation Day will be observed on Tuesday, April 18. It is an acknowledgment of the challenging work of utility lineworkers nationwide who are committed to building the grid of the future and keeping the lights on.

Florida line teams are crucial to keeping power flowing to our state’s critical infrastructure such as hospitals and water treatment facilities, and to everyday home conveniences – while always keeping safety top of mind.

Ten years after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution in 2013 designating April 18 as National Lineworker Appreciation Day, the role of lineworkers is more important than ever before – in maintaining and growing energy infrastructure, protecting public safety and making sure communities have power.

As severe weather has escalated in frequency and intensity, line technicians serve an increasingly essential role in maintaining reliable service every day, improving resiliency to restore service faster, and enabling cleaner energy options and a lower carbon future for customers.

Careless woman shouldn’t be suing The Villages

A Village of Rio Grande resident lashes out a woman suing The Villages after an accident. Read her Letter to the Editor.

We need mandatory driving tests for older drivers

A Village of Gilchrist resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says mandatory driving tests could have prevented some of the hit-and-run driving cases we’ve seen in The Villages.

We all have to be held accountable for our actions

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Hadley resident says we all have to be held accountable for our actions.

Checking IDs varies by location

A Village of De La Vista North resident offers an observation about the checking of IDs. Read his Letter to the Editor.

I feel a lot safer when they’re in jail

A Village of Duval resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says he feels a lot safer when hit-and-run drivers are in jail.