Opinion

Out In The Sun? Beware The Hidden Dangers Of Heat Stress

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

It’s summertime — the season of cookouts, swimming pools and outdoor fun. But along with these activities come the dangers of extreme heat, and heat stress can be deadly. While the dangers of leaving children and animals in superheated cars are well known, lesser known is the effect of spending too much time in Florida’s summertime heat without proper more...

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Letter: The Fight Will Go On

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

During the June meeting of the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council, embattled Councilman Ryan Liang directed the residents of the Groves “to grow up and stop being childish.” Since the March 10 election, all that I have asked for is that the people’s will be followed. Throughout this matter, it appears that the council is determined to make that as difficult as more...

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Letter: We Need ‘Fair’ Trade Agreements

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

How is it that these United States involves itself in trade agreements which appear to only serve special interests? The truth of the matter is, that past “free trade” agreement NAFTA, while rewarding American businesses with tax credits for each job sent overseas, has done nothing to stimulate our industry at home and is actually displacing American workers at more...

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Letter: False Promises From Minto

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Promises, promises, promises. Jim Rohn once said, “For every promise, there is a price to pay.” This quote is certainly relevant to Minto as this developer now wants Acreage, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County tax dollars to pay for the agreement it made with Palm Beach County to set aside 250 acres for a system of lakes and marshes they promised will assist in more...

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Letter: Management RFP Is Necessary

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council has not terminated Underwood Management Services. Underwood’s already extended patchwork contract will expire on Sept. 30. Underwood could choose to respond to the request for proposals (RFP) with perhaps the best understanding of the actual work requirements, needs and expectations of our rural town. Boots-on-the-ground involvement more...

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A History Lesson: Gov. Bush And The Confederate Battle Flag

By at July 10, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

As states across the south grapple with a renewed look at the controversial Confederate battle flag, it is useful to look back to Feb. 2, 2001. That was the day that Gov. Jeb Bush quietly retired the flag from the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee and placed it in the Museum of Florida History. Angry protesters declared his political career over. A year later, he would win more...

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Letter: Crestwood Deal Floundering

By at July 10, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Royal Palm Beach Councilman David Swift is correct in saying that Lennar, like the Crestwood Task Force, which had an environmental study of the area, was aware of all the conditions on the old wastewater plant site. Councilman Jeff Hmara, a member of the task force, had the opportunity to have all the facts on the property, including a personal tour by staff at that more...

Letters

Letter: Wellington Is Not Rural, Like Tryon

By at July 10, 2015 | 12:01 am | 2 Comments

I’m ecstatic that Mark Bellissimo decided to take his dreams to North Carolina, because they were too grandiose for our village, which is and was already about 95 percent built out. Certainly, he helped our equestrian community, but we just didn’t have the space for a large hotel and a large commercial venue and numerous more large commercial barns. Our equestrian more...

Letters

Letter: Why Get Rid Of The Manager?

By at July 10, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Why would three councilmen want to get rid of Loxahatchee Groves’ management firm? Does it seem strange to anyone else? Underwood Management is known for upholding government transparency. The management company is not being investigated for election tampering. The management company is not being investigated for vague invoices and mismanaged funds, which they have more...

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Enjoy Your Fourth Of July Revelry, But Make It A Safe Holiday

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

As we embrace celebrating our nation’s 239th birthday this weekend, the Town-Crier encourages residents to think before they drink, party safely and leave fireworks to the experts. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing its ban on illegal fireworks this weekend, and with good reason. Every year, thousands of people and animals are killed or more...

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