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CoffeeTalk with Commissioner Carolyn Cooper

CoffeeTalk featuring Commissioner Cooper will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at 8 a.m., at the Winter Park Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave.

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Winter Park looks to increase new tree funding

Budget set for increase

Winter Park hopes to plant new trees and maintain its existing ones with a boost in funding.

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Winter Parkers defend west side residential lot

Residents seek preservation

What started as a rezoning request for a parking lot turned into a greater discussion of the state of the west side of Winter Park during Tuesday's Planning and Zoning Meeting.

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Winter Park police program encourages good deeds

Wristbands spread message

Winter Park police officers are recognizing residents performing good deeds with wristbands — each inscribed with a serial number so their journey can be tracked.

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Winter Park offers chief position to Atlantic Beach chief

Deal offered chief job

The city recently offered the position of police chief to Atlantic Beach Police Chief J. Michael Deal, who accepted the offer and is currently undergoing a background check process.

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Winter Park approves incentives for historic home owners

City approves incentives

Winter Park City Commissioners approved three new incentives during their meeting last Monday to encourage residents to create a historic district in their neighborhood or put their homes on the city’s historic registry.

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Police chief retires after 35 years in Winter Park

Chief moves on

It’s difficult for Winter Park Police Chief Brett Railey to wrap his head around it: the fact that he will wake up next Monday morning and not put on his uniform.

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Incoming police chief Vernon Hale chooses to stay in Dallas

New chief withdraws

Dallas Police Department Deputy Chief Vernon Hale has had a change of heart, informing the city he will not be taking over as the new Winter Park Police Chief.

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Orange County woman uses text message to escape hostage situation

Hostage escapes from husband

It began with a single word via text massage: “help.”

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Winter Park looks into abandoned MLK monument project

City revisits project

The Winter Park City Commission last Monday discussed revisiting the construction of a monument in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. – a conceptualized project that never came to fruition.

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Winter Park names Vernon Hale new police chief

City picks Dallas deputy chief

Winter Park has found its new police chief in Dallas Police Department Narcotics Division Deputy Chief Vernon Hale, who was interviewed last week and accepted the job offer.

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New library moving forward in MLK Park

Park plans proceed

Martin Luther King Jr. Park remains the official site for the new Winter Park library/civic center – for now.

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Winter Parkers fight to keep library out of park

Library petitioners to speak

The struggle over the location of a new library/civic center in Winter Park will reach a turning point on Monday as Winter Park residents will defend their stance of keeping the new facility out of MLK Park.

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Four candidates running for Orange County District 5

Local election approaches

Four candidates have thrown their hat in the ring to claim the Orange County District 5 seat – and they want your vote.

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100-year-old Winter Parker loved years in the Navy, boxing

Resident reaches 100

Winter Parker centenarian Elmer Brown has seen the world from a Navy repair ship, and says he never lost a boxing match.