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Controlled burn on island ‘going as planned’

A controlled burn  within Dr. Julian Bruce St. George Island State Park should wind down beginning at about 3 p.m.

“It might smoulder a little bit,” said John Kelton, a ranger at the park.

“It’s going as planned, it’s going great,” he said. “It’s in a zone we hadn;t touched in a few years. We wanted to get it done before it (the summer season) gets busy.”

Kelton said the burn, conducted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is being conducted between the shop complex and the youth camp, in a zone near the ranger station.

We’ve been notifying everybody going in the gate,” said Kelton. “It’s needed to be burned for a while.”

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Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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