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It’s Time For An Independent Redistricting Panel In Florida

By at August 28, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The embarrassing failure of the Florida Legislature to craft new congressional districts in accordance with a recent order by the Florida Supreme Court has once again demonstrated that such a nakedly political body cannot craft the “fair districts” now called for in Florida’s constitution. Therefore, it might be time for Florida to follow the lead of other states more...

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The Height Of Storm Season Has Arrived… Are Your Prepared?

By at August 21, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

To paraphrase Elton John: Danny is traveling today in the sea; it’s in the Atlantic but making its way from the east. Now, I can see Danny’s a tropical storm, but it looks like Danny might hit the Florida shores. The six weeks from the middle of August through the end of September tend to be the most active weeks of the Atlantic hurricane season, and while this more...

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Letter: Is Lox Groves A Sinking Ship?

By at August 21, 2015 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Tuesday night’s Loxahatchee Groves Town Council meeting was reminiscent of an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” The most important item was an award to highly respected, if a little deformed, Loxahatchee Groves’ own Quasi Modo; apparently the “World’s Ugliest Dog.” Go Quasi. In a side issue, the trivial matter of deciding the town’s future, the usual more...

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Letter: Kudos For All Paws Team

By at August 21, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

I am writing to express my appreciation to the staff at All Paws Animal Clinic and the Veterinary Care Foundation. My recently acquired boxer puppy was happy, healthy and smart when I got him and seemed perfect. It was love at first sight for my family and I. Then my puppy started having strange seizures about two months after I got him. After numerous veterinary more...

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Careful On The Roads As Schools Countywide Begin New Year

By at August 14, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

For students across Palm Beach County, this Monday is when summer comes to its fateful — and, in the minds of some, far-too-soon — conclusion. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were writing about the Class of 2015 graduating, congratulating them on their accomplishments and the hard work they had done to earn their diplomas. Yet here we are again, on the cusp more...

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Letter: Groves Phantom Touts The RFP

By at August 14, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Councilman Jim Rockett opened the current town management debate by stating, “Unless the council has no doubts about extending the current management contract, I think we have a year option on it, we should avail ourselves of all the information and options to make the best decision possible.” That rationale suggests to the residents that the council is doing more...

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Letter: Management Change Not Necessary

By at August 14, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

In a 3-2 vote, the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council decided to not extend the contract for the Underwood Management Services team. When repeatedly queried to at least have the courage of their convictions and explain the reasoning behind their decision, councilmen Ron Jarriel, Ryan Liang and Jim Rockett made absolutely no comment. Requests by several citizens, including more...

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Letter: Reflections On The Debate

By at August 14, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The first Republican presidential debate is now over, and much has been said about the brashness of Donald Trump and the banter between Chris Christie and Rand Paul, but there was more for the viewers to take away, and that was the evident anguish of a second tier candidate, Lindsey Graham. If you tuned in to the non-prime-time event, you would have felt his message. more...

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Letter: Facts About Our National Debt

By at August 14, 2015 | 12:01 am | 4 Comments

The prevailing argument by conservatives that it is the policies of the current administration that are responsible for an unsustainable debt is not only ludicrous, but not factual. Blame for the debt cannot be laid at the door of liberals, and all that is really being argued is how money is spent. The unsettling fact is that this administration is more fiscally more...

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Preparing For Sea Level Rise Requires Action, Not Rhetoric

By at August 7, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

While the politicians debate if and why the climate is changing, Florida needs action — especially regarding one key factor that could spell doom for our low-lying state: sea level rise. Last weekend, the third annual Sea Level Rise Symposium took place at the Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, featuring a series of presentations, workshops and forums on topics more...

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