Opinion

Better Laws, Cultural Shift Needed To Stop Texting And Driving

By at September 26, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

It has been one year since texting and driving finally became illegal in the State of Florida. Lagging dangerously behind most other states, it took Florida until the 2013 legislative session to finally pass restrictions on texting while driving. However, the ban was set up as a secondary offense, meaning that drivers cannot be pulled over for texting and driving alone. A more...

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Letter: Beware ‘Water Districtgate’

By at September 26, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District Supervisor John Ryan reported in the Sept. 8 LGWCD meeting that the LGWCD has received “a spate of public document request submittals, of which, the efforts has been interpreted as harassment or curiosity instead of productive effort.” The board supervisor indicated recent events have triggered the LGWCD’s urgency to revise more...

Letters

Letter: Carl Domino Needs To Reconsider

By at September 26, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Editor’s note: The follow letter is in response to last week’s article on the District 18 congressional race. Carl Domino describes himself as a “fiscal conservative.” Yes, but is he a ”fetal conservative?” While he is personally opposed to abortion, he would not restrict a woman’s “right” to abortion. That is like saying he is personally opposed to more...

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Letter: Widespread Voter Apathy

By at September 26, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Registered voters nationwide, and especially in South Florida, had an abysmal showing in the recent primary elections, and this begs the question, why won’t registered voters vote? Traditionally, in any election, if turnout is low, it does not bode well for the challenger. When voters are unhappy with the incumbent, they tend to turn out in significant numbers to more...

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Letter: Educate Yourself Before Nov. 4

By at September 26, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

With the primaries behind us, some time passes before the Nov. 4 election kicks into high gear. During this time, we find ourselves inundated with political ads, primarily for the gubernatorial election. However, what most people fail to grasp are the numerous constitutional amendments that are up for a vote. These also have quite an impact on our lives. Anyone recall more...

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Letter: Juror Summons Process Unfair

By at September 26, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Last week, in a televised interview with Palm Beach County Clerk of the Court Sharon Bock, she admitted that 50 percent of those subpoenaed for jury duty don’t show up with no repercussions or consequences! Had I been the interviewer (who did a great job), I would have asked her, “Why don’t you pursue those who don’t respond to the summons?” Most likely, she more...

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Firing Paul Schofield Would Be A Grave Mistake For Wellington

By at September 19, 2014 | 12:02 am | 2 Comments

A particularly nasty rumor surfaced this week. The word on the street is that members of the Wellington Village Council plan to present a motion calling for the dismissal of longtime Village Manager Paul Schofield. That would be the same Paul Schofield who helped Wellington weather the economic storm of recent years, slashing the budget without gutting village services. more...

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Letter: Crack Down On Political Signs

By at September 19, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

The Village of Wellington’s administrators and political leaders should reconsider the hideous display of political signs in Wellington for aesthetic, financial and safety reasons. Our political leaders at the local, state and federal level “protected” us from the nuisance of extensive marketing sales calls and created a “do not call” list to eliminate these more...

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Letter: Bad News For Wellington?

By at September 19, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Is it bye-bye Paul Schofield? Rumor has it that the three mouse cartoons, are at it again. They feel they have the votes to fire our village manager, but do they have a reason? The last time they tried, they did not articulate one. One would think that the three council members would have better things to do. Maybe spend some time getting their taxes in order; maybe more...

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Letter: Our Security In Muslim Hands?

By at September 19, 2014 | 12:01 am | 2 Comments

What’s wrong with this title? Everything. These people want us dead or converted to Islam. President Obama will not put Americans in Iraq or Syria, saying it is their fight, not ours. Yes, it is their fight, but it is also ours. I don’t want to depend on Muslims to keep the United States safe, do you? I want American men and women fighting for our freedom and our more...

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