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Fill Wellington Council Vacancy With An Independent Thinker

By at January 23, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The appointment of former Wellington Councilman Howard Coates to a seat on the circuit court bench is a loss for the Village of Wellington. Coates was an independent voice and skilled consensus builder on a council that often found itself in the need of a voice of reason and compromise. These are qualities that will serve him well on the bench, but could very well be more...

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Letter: K-Park Analysis Was Misleading

By at January 23, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

As one of the proposers (Wellington Gardens) for the development opportunity at Wellington’s K-Park property, I read with interest your Dec. 26 article, which provided a brief summary of each of the six competing K-Park proposals. Thank you for providing this valuable service to the Wellington community. Although the general narrative description of each project in more...

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Many Events Planned To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

By at January 16, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

On Monday, Jan. 19, the nation will come together to celebrate the message and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A man who stood for non-violence, peace and equality, it is only fitting that events designed to make a better society are held in his honor as we observe what would have been his 86th birthday. In many places, the holiday has become a “Day of more...

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Letter: Florida Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By at January 16, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

On Jan.19, Floridians will once again observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, honoring the man who advanced and steered a civil rights movement that pushed America toward equality and justice for all persons. Dr. King and his followers stood in strong opposition to racial discrimination, as well as the wrongful and unequal treatment of people who differ in national origin more...

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Letter: Louda Objects To Goltzené Statement

By at January 16, 2015 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

At the Jan. 6 meeting of the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council, Councilman Tom Goltzené did not infer but directly stated that I left the roadways and trails committee because of the chair at that time, Mrs. Nina Corning. I found this out by watching the video, as I was not in attendance. Mr. Goltzené hopefully knows that he is lying about his statement. I enjoyed my more...

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Letter: Courts Deciding On Workers’ Comp Benefits

By at January 16, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The provision in the workers’ compensation law passed in 1994 that limits benefits during medical treatment to 104 weeks has been struck down in the matter of Westphal vs. City of St. Petersburg. Currently, until perhaps the Florida Supreme Court decides otherwise, injured workers who are under active medical treatment will be entitled to collect 66 2/3 percent of more...

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Polo, Jumping, Dressage: Entertainment For The Whole Family

By at January 9, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

From the thundering hoofs of polo to the precision of show jumping and the graceful moves of dressage, Wellington’s 2015 equestrian season is now in full swing. High-goal polo kicked off last weekend at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, followed quickly by the opening of the Winter Equestrian Festival and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Three distinct more...

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Letter: Lox Groves Right To Reject ‘Help’ From Minto West

By at January 9, 2015 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

I am writing to applaud the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council for voting to “Reject Minto’s Help in Designing Okeechobee Blvd.” for a four-lane expansion (Town-Crier, Dec. 19). Loxahatchee Groves is a 100-year-old rural equestrian/farming/nursery community that is approximately three miles wide in its north/south width, with Okeechobee Blvd. bisecting the center of more...

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Letter: No ‘Freedom Of Speech’ Issue In ‘The Interview’

By at January 9, 2015 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to Leonard Wechsler’s review of The Interview, published Jan. 2. Sadly, I am disappointed by your critical innocence. You have bought into the phony “freedom of speech” aspect of the movie The Interview. To make or see a movie about the assassination of a living foreign leader is not an issue of free speech, more...

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Changing U.S.-Cuba Policy Likely To Loosen Iron Castro Grip

By at December 19, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Hailed as a “Christmas miracle” by some and disparaged as “appeasement” and “surrender” by others, this week’s rapprochement between the United States and Cuba is neither the end of the world, nor a world-changing breakthrough. It is simply a recognition that the world has changed in the 50-plus years since our Cold War-era policy has been in place. In more...

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