On Nov. 4, Vote YES On Both Countywide Ballot Questions

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The Nov. 4 ballot will feature two countywide questions before voters for approval. One asks voters whether or not to reauthorize the Children’s Services Council, while the other would continue the Palm Beach County School District’s .25-mill levy to fund fine arts and other special programs for another four years. Question 1: Children’s Services Council more...

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Letter: Playing Games With Signs

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Returning from church on Sunday, I noticed only one candidate’s sign upon entering Big Blue Trace from Southern Blvd. That campaign sign belonged to Michelle Santamaria. Monday morning, while entering Southern from Big Blue Trace, I noticed two workers from other candidates putting up their signs. I thought to myself, here we go again. The campaign is getting busy more...


Letter: Crossroads For Liang

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council is considering the award of the design contract for a traffic light at the intersection of Okeechobee Blvd. and D Road. The light was approved by councilmen Jim Rockett, Ron Jarriel, and Ryan Liang with Councilman Tom Goltzené and Mayor Dave Browning casting dissenting votes. The council has established a capital improvement more...


Letter: Minto And SR 7: Live And Learn

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | 6 Comments

The Minto West changes will accomplish removing the Indian Trail Improvement District from all control and ownership of the drainage/road infrastructure along the routes that will have dissected our neighborhoods. The quality of life we know will disappear forever. The brass ring in the Minto West changes isn’t the residential, it’s the 2.1 million square feet of more...


Letter: This Area Does Not Need Minto

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

As a 20-year resident of The Acreage, it appalls me that all the city commissioners see our dollar signs once again. This area doesn’t need and cannot support the traffic and the crime that will come with the Minto project. We all moved to this area to get away from the congestion and the crime. There are numerous accidents out here now on a daily basis. Since the more...


Letter: Support For Michelle Santamaria

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | 3 Comments

Though, due to recent redistricting, my community is no longer in District 6 of the Palm Beach County Commission, I wish to urge all those who do reside in District 6 to vote for Michelle Santamaria to be your next county commissioner. As a result of Michelle’s many years working as an assistant state attorney and subsequent entrepreneurial years working within the more...


Make Safety A Priority When Enjoying Halloween Festivities

By at October 10, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

In Florida, with our mild fall season, Halloween takes on a unique feel. Reservations are thrown to the wind as young and those young at heart enjoy the masquerading potential of the holiday. Teens and adults enjoy the freedom to dress in ways that might be unthinkable in daily life, while babies and toddlers are dressed to be as cute as can be. However, for most kids, more...

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Letter: Limit Homes At Crestwood Site

By at October 10, 2014 | 12:01 am | 5 Comments

Regarding the proposed use for water treatment plant property on Crestwood Blvd., the Village of Royal Palm Beach presently owns this property and the council members have agreed to sell it to another developer, despite the fact that we have thousands of new homes that have been approved to be built in this area already. The developer has requested permission to build 400 more...


Letter: Minto West Will Hurt Environment

By at October 10, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

As a school teacher, I believe in teaching the truth. Minto West is not fair to any of us in Florida. The traffic is going to be a problem, but the environmental changes will have long-term impact in our area and lives. To take the wastewater from farm land and send it to our water supply, i.e., the water catchment area, and through the already suffering St. Lucie River more...


Letter: Looking For A Chamber? Try Wellington

By at October 10, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

I read with some sadness Keith Jordano’s letter last week bemoaning his feeling of loss over the many changes that have taken place at the chamber formerly known as Palms West, and I want to reach out to him and the many others who feel as he does. As chairman of the board of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, I would like to put down our welcome mat and offer those more...