Opinion

Fix The Write-In Loophole That Disenfranchises Many Voters

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

In 1998, Floridians upended state government. Through a series of constitutional amendments, voters slimmed down the state cabinet, putting much more power in the hands of the governor. While that was the more high-profile change, at the same time, Floridians passed a measure designed to upend the two-party monopoly’s control over ballot access. Amendment 11 passed more...

Our Opinion

Letter: Minto West Doesn’t Fit In The Area

By at September 12, 2014 | 12:01 am | 7 Comments

How can the Palm Beach County Commission approve the expansion request by Minto West when everything in the plan is not compatible with the surrounding area? The “new” plan by most builders is to have a complete city in their development. However, these plans do not work, and they do not generate 3,000 jobs as Minto says they will. Just ask Abacoa how many jobs more...

Letters

Letter: Who Is Shelley Vana Kidding?

By at September 12, 2014 | 12:01 am | 4 Comments

How hypocritical of Commissioner Shelley Vana to attack Commissioner Jess Santamaria for speaking the truth at a recent meeting of the Palm Beach County Commission. Commissioner Vana asserts that, contrary to Commissioner Santamaria’s claim, the commissioners do their best to represent the wishes of the constituents. Let’s look at the facts: How do the residents more...

Letters

Letter: The 12 Percent

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

How did it come to pass that so many residents in Palm Beach County have allowed their right to vote to wither on the vine; their freedom to elect our representatives to die? Many of the non-voters have become the “summer soldiers and sunshine patriots” that Thomas Paine wrote about in The Crisis. We are Americans, and our forefathers sacrificed their fortunes and more...

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Letter: Sunsport Opposes Minto West

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

I am writing as president of the Board of Directors of Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort in Loxahatchee Groves. Sunsport’s board has voted unanimously to oppose Minto West’s new proposal to develop the former Callery-Judge Grove property. The Minto West property is only two lots north of Sunsport and would have a negative impact upon the Town of Loxahatchee more...

Letters

Letter: For Love Of The Game

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

For the past several months, I have played softball on Sunday mornings in the western communities with a great bunch of softball players. We don’t require weekly manicuring of the field, baselines, umpires or uniforms. We haven’t felt the need for tryouts, player cuts, an organized league, and trophies, plaques, etc. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, sex, more...

Letters

Group Training A Growing Trend To Help Meet Fitness Goals

By at September 12, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Group Training A Growing Trend To Help Meet Fitness Goals

By Donna Marsh Group training is becoming a thing, and with good reason. Group training can be particularly beneficial to help you achieve your fitness goals. Training in a boot-camp-style format or with a few people and a trainer creates a sense of camaraderie and support while providing the guidance about exercise and knowledge about safety that people more...

Business , Guest Opinion

10 Years Later: Remembering 2004’s Storm-Filled September

By at September 5, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

This week marks 10 years since Hurricane Frances hit South Florida and changed the way we look at storms. Before 2004, severe hurricanes were a once-in-a-long-while phenomenon. While someplace in the Atlantic basin got bruised every year, it was rare that the same place got hit twice in one season. All that changed in storm-weary 2004. In August 2004, Hurricane Charley more...

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Letter: A Sad Day For Palm Beach County

By at September 5, 2014 | 12:01 am | 3 Comments

The Palm Beach County Commission conducted a public hearing last week with a “full house” of neighborhood residents packed into an auditorium at the County Governmental Center. The purpose of the hearing was to listen to the pros and cons and vote on the proposed second increase in zoning density to the property formerly known as Callery-Judge Grove, a 3,800-acre more...

Letters

Letter: ‘Let Them Eat Cake’

By at September 5, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

The “let them eat cake” mindset of the Palm Beach County Commission was on full, unapologetic display at the planning hearing regarding Minto West. For more than seven hours, members of the public spoke against increasing Minto’s residential density from its current land use approval of 2,996 residential units and 235,000 square feet of non-residential uses to more...

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