Opinion

On Labor Day, Take A Moment To Salute The American Worker

By at August 29, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

This Monday, Sept. 1, marks Labor Day, a holiday originally designed to honor the American worker, but one that has lost too much of its significance in recent decades. Now known more for barbecues and end-of-summer celebrations, the holiday is a far cry from its origins. When Labor Day was first observed in the late 19th century, the political aspects of it were not more...

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Letter: The Practicing President

By at August 29, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

On Aug. 24, terrorists released American prisoner Peter Theo Curtis. By Aug. 25, the world was aware of his release. Almost immediately, the administration stated that a ransom was not paid and they were not aware of the reason for the release. My issue is the administration did nothing to make this happen. Obviously, the terrorists did not wake up on Aug. 24 and more...

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Letter: Where Have The Healers Gone?

By at August 29, 2014 | 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Big Pharma has researched, developed and provided the least amount of antibiotics since the early 1900s. Pretty soon, there will be no effective antibiotics available to the public because Bg Pharma decided that it was less profitable for them to develop them. They blatantly tell the public it’s simply a bottom line issue. They spend billions running ads in every media more...

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Letter: A Shadow On Our Sunshine Laws

By at August 29, 2014 | 12:01 am | 3 Comments

At a July meeting, the Royal Palm Beach Village Council voted 4-1 to submit a resolution to the Palm Beach County Commission opposing any increase in the Minto West project beyond the originally approved plan for 2,966 homes and 235,000 square feet for commercial use. The sole opponent to this resolution was Vice Mayor David Swift, who said, “Saying no to Minto more...

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Letter: Why Is Gas So Expensive In Wellington?

By at August 29, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Why is gas so expensive in Wellington? I purchased regular gas today in suburban Lake Worth, with the cost for regular (credit and cash at the same price) at $3.27 per gallon. I left Wellington this morning, and the regular gas was $3.69 to $3.79 per gallon (cash price/station card price only, with an extra charge for credit purchases). I have been watching the cost more...

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Letter: Thoughts On The District 6 Race

By at August 29, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Congratulations to all the winners and my commiseration to all the losers in the recent primary election. The District 6 county commission race was very different from previous primaries. Never have I received so many mailings, not to mention robo calls. It was intense, to say the very least. The false mailing about Kathy Foster was disgusting and has no place in more...

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Endorsement: Re-Elect Marcia Andrews To School Board

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 26 features a non-partisan race to see who will represent the area on the Palm Beach County School Board over the next four years. PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 6 — This race pits one-term incumbent School Board Member Marcia Andrews against former Palm Beach County School District Chief Operating Officer Joe Moore. more...

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Endorsement: Dems Should Nominate Foster For County Commission

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 6, DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY — This race pits former Wellington Mayor Kathy Foster against Melissa McKinlay, who works as a legislative aide in the Palm Beach County Legislative Affairs Office. The winner will advance to what is predicted to be a competitive general election against Republican Andrew Schaller and independent candidate more...

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Letter: What’s In Your Wallet?

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

It’s no secret. Politicians are bought every day and no one even tries to deny that anymore, not even other politicians. Many people surrounding the Minto debate are mumbling unkindly about the break-away Wellington council members. They had many meetings, heard from numerous local witnesses and collected tons of data. After very long discussions, they suddenly more...

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Letter: Outside Groups Are At It Again

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Last February, during the Wellington election, I tried to alert the voters that something was going on because the Florida Democratic Party was funneling money to our local “non-partisan” election. I turned out be right, and we learned that once again Jeremy Jacobs’ money was being routed through the state Democrats. Our upcoming District 6 county commission more...

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