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Jane Rackley is a correspondent for the Daily News.

Position History

  • Correspondent
    08/29/2007 - current

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Recent Work

  • Everglades City recovers from storms Updated 02/13/2008 at 6:34 a.m.

    Strong storms, including a possible tornado, ripped through the fishing community of Everglades City overnight Tuesday and the town's only school was closed Wednesday because of storm damage. The school is now set to reopen Thursday. Jerry and Pat Fingeroff ...

  • Candidates reflect on Everglades City election Published 11/30/2007 at 9:45 p.m.

    Defeated Everglades City Council candidate Elaine Middelstaedt said this week she would run again. “I am very comfortable in my skin,” Middelstaedt told the Ladies Coffee on Wednesday morning at Triad Seafood, the day after the election.

  • Copeland, Everglades City sewer charge dispute still causing a stink Published 11/30/2007 at 9:41 p.m.

    A sewer charge dispute between Copeland and Everglades City is lingering despite a 2006 agreement to work it out. Both sides reached the agreement in August 2006 after Collier County Circuit Judge Cynthia Ellis encouraged them to resolve issues brought ...

  • Big turnout, no big changes in Everglades City elections Published 11/27/2007 at 9:38 p.m.

    It’s business as usual in Everglades City. In the largest voter turnout in recent history, 208 or 65 percent of the 319 registered voters elected Sammy Hamilton Jr. to another four years as mayor. Incumbents Tammy Smallwood, with 144 votes, ...

  • Everglades City mayor’s post, two council seats up for grabs Tuesday Published 11/25/2007 at 8:51 p.m.

    Everglades City voters go to the polls Tuesday in an election that could bring leadership changes to this fishing village. Three candidates are vying for two council seats. Incumbents Tammy Smallwood and Parker Oglesby face first-time candidate Elaine Middelstaedt. Sammy ...

  • U.S. 41 East to be repaved in Collier Published 10/27/2007 at 3:19 p.m.

    Travelers on U.S. 41 East in eastern Collier County can expect construction delays in the coming year as the 32.3-mile stretch between State Road 29 and the Miami-Dade county line is repaved and shoulders are added. A sign warning of ...

  • Everglades employees, deputies team up to thank soldiers with care packages Updated 10/20/2007 at 8 p.m.

    Glowing brightly in the front corner of the Everglades City main office stands a Christmas tree. It glitters among the ghosts and pumpkins that decorate the rest of Lisa Marteeny’s office. While it may seem odd, the utility billing clerk ...

  • That odd-colored water should clear up, Everglades City mayor says Updated 10/20/2007 at 8 p.m.

    When the water quit running in Everglades City last weekend, Mayor Sammy Hamilton Jr. vowed he wouldn’t sleep until it was back on again. He opened all his faucets full-force, and settled back in his recliner to wait. Water was ...

  • Everglades City working to resolve water problems Published 10/07/2007 at 8:05 p.m.

    Everglades City water customers for years have heard about how bad the water is, and most know not to drink the brownish-tinged water that flows from the faucets.

  • Ballot about to be determined in Everglades City Published 10/06/2007 at 2:32 p.m.

    Election packages turned in by Friday’s deadline must be reviewed by City Clerk Dottie Joiner and the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office to verify the signatures are legitimate to be on the Everglades City ballot. Voters can register to ...

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