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County commissioner wants to reward residents for reporting complaints about Waste Management

26.September
Lober proposes giving customers payments of $20 to $25 when they file legitimate complaints about missed days of trash pickup by Waste Management

Florida Power and Light will resume disconnections in October, ending COVID-19 respite

25.September
Like many utility and electricity providers, FPL halted shutoffs in March for customers experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial Q&A: I'm nervous — should I sell ahead of the 2020 election?

25.September
The track record is clear. There is no statistically significant difference in how the stock market performs around an election and how it performs at other times.

'Situations,' not metrics, trigger COVID-19 school closings in Brevard, such as at Enterprise

24.September
Enterprise Elementary in Cocoa was second Brevard public school to temporarily close because of the virus, following Golfview Elementary in Rockledge

Port Canaveral commissioners OKs budget that includes reduced payments to Sheriff's Office

23.September
The contract reflects a temporary reduced need for such services, because of the continued shutdown of U.S. cruise industry caused by COVID-19

Orlando Melbourne International Airport named most scenic in North America

22.September
The airport has held its crown as most scenic in the US since 2017, but this year climbed to the top of the chart for the entire continent.

County tourism panel recommends $3.75M in grants for three projects, funded by hotel tax

22.September
Plan calls for money to go to Lori Wilson Park upgrades, Merritt Island amphitheater, Police Hall of Fame expansion

Second Merritt Island ALDI location opening soon

21.September
Beginning Oct. 1, the new store at 780 E Merritt Island Causeway near Merritt Square Mall will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

COVID-19 impact: With cruises halted, plan calls for BCSO to get $1M less from Port Canaveral

21.September
Port commissioners wanted cut in cost because of the reduced need for BCSO services, stemming from the halt since March of multiday cruise operations

10-story monument with eternal flame to fallen police competes for Brevard tourism funds

21.September
It's part of a $11.73 million expansion project at the Titusville attraction that is seeking a $2.5 million county tourism capital facilities grant

Housing for older persons community may amend declaration to further restrict residents

19.September
Community qualifies as "Housing For Older Persons," but that does not mean that no one under 55 may live in the community.

Brevard County Commission to consider less-restrictive rules for vacation rentals

16.September
Any rule changes the County Commission will consider would apply only in unincorporated Brevard, not the 16 cities and towns.

Brevard County government employees' pay raise to take effect in October, despite some qualms

15.September
Pay raises of 2.38% will cover 1,224 nonunion county employees, as well as 622 county employees who are members of the Laborers International Union
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