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Royal Palm Council Drops Plan For Three-Year Terms

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Royal Palm Council Drops Plan For Three-Year Terms

The Royal Palm Beach Village Council last week reversed itself and dropped a referendum that would have asked voters whether they want to extend the terms of council members from two to three years. The council had approved a preliminary reading of an ordinance extending terms in June by a 3-2 vote. For the past several years, there has been discussion of extending more...

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Royal Palm Council Postpones Decision On PAL Program

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Royal Palm Council Postpones Decision On PAL Program

Before a room full of about 50 Police Athletic League boxing program supporters last week, the Royal Palm Beach Village Council postponed its decision on whether to retain village control of the program or turn it over to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in order to add a third full-time detective to the village at no additional cost. Vice Mayor Dave Swift, who more...

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Minto West Project Gets First County Commission OK

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Minto West Project Gets First County Commission OK

After a seven-hour meeting Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Commission approved the transmittal of Minto’s request for density increases at the proposed 3,800-acre Minto West project. The 5-2 vote sends the project to Tallahassee for review. Commissioner Jess Santamaria and Vice Mayor Paulette Burdick dissented. The project will require further county approvals when it more...

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Marcia Andrews Claims New Term On School Board

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Marcia Andrews Claims New Term On School Board

Incumbent Marcia Andrews was easily re-elected Tuesday to the District 6 seat on the Palm Beach County School Board. According to unofficial results, Andrews took 7,194 votes (57.0 percent), while former Palm Beach County School District Chief Operating Officer Joe Moore garnered 4,087 votes (32.4 percent). Education activist Carla Donaldson, who withdrew from the race more...

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Ticktin, Goodman Win Palm Beach Circuit Court Seats

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Ticktin, Goodman Win Palm Beach Circuit Court Seats

BY CHRIS FELKER Circuit Court Judge Diana Lewis was ousted from the bench by attorney Jessica Ticktin, who collected 54.4 percent of the votes cast in their Group 14 race on the Aug. 26 primary ballot. In the other 15th Judicial Circuit race, a three-way Group 30 contest to replace retiring Circuit Court Judge Lucy Chernow Brown, West Palm Beach lawyer Jaimie more...

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Turn Lane And Paving Nixed From Equestrian Village Site Plan Changes

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Turn Lane And Paving Nixed From Equestrian Village Site Plan Changes

After a three-hour debate, the Wellington Village Council approved site plan changes Tuesday for the Equestrian Village site after removing several staff-recommended conditions, including a provision for a future left-turn lane into the site from Pierson Road and a requirement to pave current grass parking on the site. Planning & Development Services Director Tim more...

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Bair And Ballweg Head To Runoff

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Bair And Ballweg Head To Runoff

Indian Trail Improvement District Seat 3 incumbent Supervisor Ralph Bair and challenger Alan Ballweg advanced to November’s general election ballot after receiving the most votes in a three-way primary Tuesday. Bair garnered 1,281 votes (41.3 percent), Ballweg took 1,134 votes (36.6 percent) and David Bradley pulled 684 votes (22.1 percent). A total of 3,099 votes more...

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McKinlay Secures Democratic Nod For County Commission

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McKinlay Secures Democratic Nod For County Commission

Democrats chose Melissa McKinlay on Tuesday to be their candidate for the District 6 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission. McKinlay captured 4,430 votes (58.4 percent) to former Wellington Mayor Kathy Foster’s 3,159 votes (41.6 percent). Next stop, the Nov. 4 general election, when McKinlay will face Republican Andrew Schaller and independent candidate more...

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Economist: County Is Regaining Its Economic Muscle

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Economist: County Is Regaining Its Economic Muscle

Nationally recognized economist J. Antonio Villamil was the featured speaker at an economic forum luncheon Tuesday at the Binks Forest Golf Club, sponsored by the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. Villamil, the founder and principal of the Washington Economics Group consulting practice, said the local economy is closely tied to national and global economic more...

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RPB Man Arrested For Car Burglaries

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RPB Man Arrested For Car Burglaries

AUG. 21 — A Royal Palm Beach man was arrested last Thursday on vehicle burglary charges following incidents last Wednesday night on Martin Circle. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, a neighbor witnessed the suspect, later identified as Christopher Pegg, attempt to gain access to several vehicles. Pegg was observed walking between two houses, more...

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