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Voters Will Weigh-In On Two Countywide Referendums Nov. 4

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Voters Will Weigh-In On Two Countywide Referendums Nov. 4

There will be two countywide questions on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. One asks Palm Beach County voters whether or not they would like to continue the programs of the Children’s Services Council, while the other would reauthorize the Palm Beach County School District’s .25-mill levy to fund fine arts and other special programs for another four more...

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McKinlay Calls Attention To Her Work Experience, Volunteerism

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:06 am | 1 Comments

McKinlay Calls Attention To Her Work Experience, Volunteerism

Democratic candidate Melissa McKinlay faces Republican nominee Andrew Schaller and independent candidate Michelle Santamaria in the Nov. 4 general election race for the District 6 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission. The winner of the race will replace term-limited County Commissioner Jess Santamaria. McKinlay secured the Democratic nomination by winning an more...

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Michelle Santamaria Puts Focus On Honesty And Transparency

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:05 am | 1 Comments

Michelle Santamaria Puts Focus On Honesty And Transparency

Michelle Santamaria, independent candidate for the District 6 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission, faces Democratic candidate Melissa McKinlay and Republican hopeful Andy Schaller in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 4. The three candidates are vying to replace Santamaria’s father, term-limited County Commissioner Jess Santamaria. Santamaria grew up in Royal more...

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Economist: Palm Beach County Agriculture Tied To Global Factors

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Economist: Palm Beach County Agriculture Tied To Global Factors

Dr. Michael Swanson, senior vice president of Wells Fargo & Company, spoke about the relationship of agriculture to other aspects of the economy at a Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce economic forum luncheon held Monday at the Binks Forest Country Club in Wellington. Swanson said that when looking at agriculture, it is easy to get wrapped up in one’s more...

Business , News , Wellington

Popular Trunk Or Treat Returns To WHS Oct. 25

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Popular Trunk Or Treat Returns To WHS Oct. 25

Wellington High School’s DECA program and the Village of Wellington will host the popular Trunk or Treat program on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Wellington High School. Trunk or Treat is a free, creative and energetic experience where rather than going door to door, children go trunk to trunk to get their treats. “We always run out,” said DECA Adviser Susan May, who more...

News , Schools , Wellington

School District: Continuing Fine Arts Levy Crucial To Students

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School District: Continuing Fine Arts Levy Crucial To Students

By Briana D’Andrea Palm Beach County residents will vote on whether to continue financing a number of fine arts and other special programs throughout the Palm Beach County School District in a general election referendum Tuesday, Nov. 4. The Royal Palm Beach Education Advisory Board listened last week to a presentation on the continuation of the 0.25-mill fine more...

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ITID Question 4: Candidates On Park Issues And ITID Recreation Policy

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ITID Question 4: Candidates On Park Issues And ITID Recreation Policy

From now until the election, the Town-Crier will ask questions each week to the six people seeking three seats on the Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors. This week’s question: How would you characterize the Indian Trail Improvement District’s recreation policy? Does more or less money need to be spent on parks? Should ITID run its own recreation more...

Acreage/Indian Trail , News

Wellington Hopes To Buy Wanderers Exec Course… If The Price Is Right

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Wellington Hopes To Buy Wanderers Exec Course… If The Price Is Right

The Wellington Village Council directed its staff Tuesday to move ahead with purchasing the Wanderers Club executive golf course property for use as a passive park, but to negotiate a better price for the deal. The 38-acre course winds through the Lakefield South community and is commonly used by joggers and bicyclists. In July, the council had directed staff to move more...

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ITID Making Plans To Sue Over Minto

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ITID Making Plans To Sue Over Minto

The Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors agreed unanimously last week to prepare for litigation should the Palm Beach County Commission approve Minto West’s plan for 4,549 homes and up to 2.1 million square feet of non-residential uses on the 3,789-acre parcel of land that was once Callery-Judge Grove. The vote at the Oct. 8 board meeting came after more...

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Wellington Council Rejects Idea To Ease Commercial Parking Code

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Wellington Council Rejects Idea To Ease Commercial Parking Code

The Wellington Village Council on Tuesday rejected a proposal to allow commercial vehicles in parking lots of multifamily communities, concerned that it unfairly singles out those areas for looser code enforcement. Growth Management Director Bob Basehart said the proposed ordinance would amend the prohibition of parking at some residential properties, pointing out that more...

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