Opinion

Senior Housing Issues Deserve Action, Not Just More Talk

By at February 5, 2016 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Florida is aging, and as it gets older, there is a need for affordable, quality housing to meet the needs of our senior population. Fortunately, both Wellington and Royal Palm Beach are exploring ways to meet this need. According to the AARP, by 2030, one in every five Americans will be over age 65, and the nation will face a severe shortage in appropriate housing to meet more...

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Letter: Truck Transport Through Wellington

By at February 5, 2016 | 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Is there an ordinance that prevents multi-ton fill trucks from short-cutting through Wellington proper? They are moving hundreds of tons of fill from the Glades every day. Instead of taking a state road with greater road capacity, such as Southern and State Road 7, which are built for heavier trucks, they short-cut through Binks Forest, onto Greenview Shores, and then more...

Letters

Letter: Smith Deserves Apology From Santamaria

By at February 5, 2016 | 12:01 am | 3 Comments

I write to take issue with Mr. [Jess] Santamaria’s paid advertisement on page 2 in the Jan. 29 issue in which he stated that “these candidates have done nothing good for the village” and that they simply “wanted to create the illusion of controversy” in order to garner some media publicity. This statement is patently untrue and rises to level of defamation of more...

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Letter: Underhanded Wellington Politics

By at February 5, 2016 | 12:01 am | 8 Comments

Yesterday I received a phone call for polling about our local politics in Wellington. The first question was about Jess Santamaria, to which I told the pollster that he was not a Wellington politician and no longer a county commissioner having retired. Then came some reasonable questions about our village, something that was actually informative. But after I more...

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Letter: The Strength Of Giving

By at February 5, 2016 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

“[You!] Who have done nothing good for the village,” shouted Jess Santamaria as he wagged his finger at the crowd of Royal Palm Beach residents at the Jan. 14 council meeting regarding RaceTrac. Now he repeats the same words to a few selective residents of the village in a full-page advertisement in last week’s Town-Crier. I ask of Jess Santamaria, does giving more...

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30 Years Later, Challenger Casts A Long Shadow On NASA

By at January 29, 2016 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Thirty years ago, the United States suffered a serious blow to its psyche. Even more importantly, it suffered a serious blow to its worldly exceptionalism. And our nation has never truly recovered. It was during the crisp morning hours of Jan. 28, 1986, when the Challenger space shuttle soared into the sky like so many prior missions. But just 73 seconds into its more...

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Letter: Swift Endorses Martha Webster For RPB Mayor

By at January 29, 2016 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

First I must respond to Jess Santamaria’s full page political advertisement in last week’s Town-Crier warning both Martha Webster and I about encouraging residents to attend Royal Palm Beach Village Council meetings and speak out about a project that will impact their neighborhood. Mr. Santamaria, this country has a Constitution and a Bill of Rights that protects more...

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Letter: Tax Us More To Support Development?

By at January 29, 2016 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Do you need an “argument” for opposing new development anywhere in Palm Beach County? It has been argued in the past that “development does not pay for itself.” Need new proof? Palm Beach County, with the support of most municipalities, and many services provided by all, including roads, bridges, schools, environmental resources, etc., are all arguing that we need more...

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Letter: Remember, We Are A Country Of Laws

By at January 29, 2016 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

I would like to bring to the attention of my fellow residents in Royal Palm Beach the “We Are a Country of Laws” commentary by Jess Santamaria in last week’s edition of the Town-Crier. If you have not already read it, you should. It describes past acts by the Royal Palm Beach Village Council at the time that did not follow the law and resulted in expensive lawsuits more...

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Letter: Gunfight At The Lox Groves Corral

By at January 29, 2016 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The phantom of the town’s opera has filed a complaint with the Palm Beach County Office of the Inspector General. The complaint reflects a significant lack of understanding and appreciation of Underwood Management in its service to the Town of Loxahatchee Groves. The opposition to Underwood Management for the past eight months consists of only two people who have more...

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