Opinion

Elect Goodman, Re-Elect Lewis To 15th Judicial Circuit Bench

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 26 features two countywide, nonpartisan races for seats on the 15th Judicial Circuit bench in Palm Beach County. GROUP 30 SEAT — Vacant judicial seats are a rare commodity, and the race for the Group 30 seat on the 15th Judicial Circuit bench features three high-quality attorneys: Maxine Cheesman, Jaimie Goodman and Peggy more...

Our Opinion

Letter: Wellington Wrong To Duck On Minto West

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Three members of the Wellington Village Council decided not to take a position on the Minto West development, instead, under the auspices of “insufficient information” and “not our business,” they kicked the can down the road. Isn’t that what people in elected office do? I call it “trickle down” politics, emanating from Washington, D.C., where our more...

Letters

Letter: Fight Corruption With Michelle Santamaria

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Are you, the people of Palm Beach County, happy to have our county called “Corruption County?” Nationwide, Palm Beach County is called “Corruption County.” Why is that, and how did that happen? Who controls the people in political power in the towns, cities and our county? We, the voters do. Therefore, we are the ones who are responsible for getting rid of the more...

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Letter: Offended By Minto’s Assertions

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

I have lived in Loxahatchee Groves for a little over a year. I have three horses, six dogs and a cat. I work in Lauderhill and drive 100 miles a day, round trip. I don’t want to live in the urban sprawl and made the conscious decision to leave it. I don’t have to walk or hitch up the wagon to go to the mall or shopping centers. I live in the modern age, and driving 10 more...

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Letter: Kathy Foster The Best Candidate For Commission

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

I was so pleased to see that Kathy Foster made the decision to step up and run for County Commission District 6. Being a candidate is surely a daunting undertaking, but for Kathy it is just another challenge in her determination to be a good public servant. I say that I am pleased to see her run, because I was there in the early days when Kathy and a few others took the more...

Letters

Letter: Residents Need A Straight Answer

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to a letter from John Ryan published last week. The Aug. 1 Town-Crier contained a letter to the editor entitled “Cookie Monster in the Groves.” The article contained accurate, non-personal reporting of a current issue in Loxahatchee Groves’ government. The Aug. 8 Town-Crier contained a letter to the editor more...

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Letter: Our County Needs Michelle Santamaria

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

How fortunate we in the western communities (District 6) are to have a candidate for the Palm Beach County commission who is beholden not to developers, special interests or lobbyists, but only to us, her constituents. That individual is Michelle Santamaria who, like her father Jess, is committed to preserving the character and quality of life that we all enjoy, and more...

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Letter: Support For Marcia Andrews

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

I would like to give a big shout-out to School Board Member Marcia Andrews. Over the last four years, I have worked with her on several occasions. She has been actively involved in our schools and participates in important activities. Marcia has been hands-on in the western communities and has been an asset to our district. She was very instrumental in helping us find more...

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Wellington Factions Must Stop Trying To Re-Litigate The Past

By at August 8, 2014 | 12:02 am | 1 Comments

Yet again this week, the Village of Wellington stepped back to re-litigate the past. It has been two and half years since the disputed 2012 election divided the community, but the fallout from that campaign remains. Thankfully, Wellington’s Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board passed on the opportunity to reopen the wound this week when it refused to accept an more...

Our Opinion

Letter: Support For ITID Candidate Alan Ballweg

By at August 8, 2014 | 12:01 am | 20 Comments

My husband and I are supporting Alan Ballweg’s campaign for Seat 3 on the Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors. Even before we met Alan, we were particularly impressed with a letter he wrote on Oct. 2, 2012 to the South Florida Water Management District regarding the flooding after Tropical Storm Isaac. This letter was extremely professional, well more...

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