Streets Closed; Food Share Thankful; Charges Brought in Stabbing

Streets Closed

The Revision Florence project is moving into the final weeks of construction as work on the east side of Highway 101 progresses.  This week there will be two intersections closed as workers continue to update sidewalks and install underground utilities.  Florence city Manager Erin Reynolds:

“Maple and Second Street will be closed through Wednesday or Thursday of this week.”

Reynolds says work will stop for the Labor Day Weekend and crews will return on Tuesday.  She says that ODOT is looking at the month of September for the best time to do the repaving.  Most of that according to Reynolds will be night work.  The project is still slated to be substantially completed by October.

Food Share Thankful

The Florence food share is thankful to the support it received from the western Lane Community Foundation.  Colin Morgan is the Operations manager at food Share and he says they were close to losing their storage freezer.

“Pretty much all of our frozen goods, they have to go in there before we can distribute them, because our internal freezers don’t have the capacity to hold the amount of frozen goods that we distribute.”

Morgan says they received a grant from the community foundation to cover the cost of repairs and stave off a catastrophe.  All of the main components have been updated due to the amount of money received. He says that freezer stores between 5 and 10 thousand pounds of food for distribution to the public, which would have been a great loss to the community.

Charges Brought in Stabbing

Yesterday morning in Lane County Danielle Passenger was officially charged with second degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon by the Lane County District Attorney’s office.  The Florence woman is accused of stabbing a male on Friday in Florence.  She will have her first hearing on Friday.  Second degree assault carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years and 10 months.  Details of events leading up to the stabbing are not currently known, but response to an article posted on Facebook by the Siuslaw News paints two different pictures of Passenger.