Opinion

The County Should Take Action On Deceptive Gas Pricing

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The price of gas is a source of ire for nearly every political pundit, politician and talking head out there. As the prices rise and fall — sometimes arbitrarily, it seems — we’re often left in the lurch as our wallets fight to keep up with prices on the sign. The cost of gas varies from day to day, sometimes hour to hour, and even from community to more...

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Letter: Continued Dysfunction In Wellington

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:00 am | 6 Comments

Is there no end to the dysfunction? It seems to me that the Wellington Village Council insists on embarrassing itself. They have done it again. They just can’t get along, and insist on playing small ball; or let’s call it what it is: kindergarten ball. Why in the world would this council choose to ignore tradition and choose a vice mayor who has been on the council more...

Letters

Letter: Missing Pennies In Corruption County

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

One penny, two penny, three penny, “four,” The number of county commissioners to shove out the door. They vote as a block and no one knows why. Are they the best county commissioners that money can buy? Trins through our bedrooms, stadiums replace our green parks. Ten lanes by our front door, it’s becoming quite dark. At $1 billion, waste-to-energy is more...

Letters

Letter: Don’t Privatize Mental Health Crisis Centers

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

The profiteers have turned public jails into private cash cows for themselves. Privatizing prisons has motivated some judges (investors) to fill them to capacity with many nonviolent inmates serving unreasonably long sentences. Because of this privatized cash-cow, the taxpayers now pay more per bed for prisoners than before, and don’t get me started on their colossal more...

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Letter: Prepare Students For Real Life

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Have you ever taken a test and a week later forgotten how to do everything on that test? That’s because as a student, I am taught one lesson for a test and never have to think about it again. We need to stop teaching just for some test; we need to add onto the things we were previously taught, and we need to teach students the skills they will need for life out of high more...

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Letter: More Jacobs Money In Wellington Elections?

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:00 am | 1 Comments

The whacky world of Wellington politics got even wackier this month as we learned that once again, billionaire and part-time resident Jeremy Jacobs’ corporate entities made another run at controlling the outcome of Wellington’s elections. Delaware North and its subsidiaries contributed $412,500 to the Florida Democratic Party from Jan. 7 through March 4, 2014. I more...

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Take Time Out This Month To Celebrate The Environment

By at April 11, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

We in the western communities are blessed to have an abundance of green space and natural beauty. From expansive fields to forests, wetlands and more, our communities brush up against some of Florida’s most breathtaking natural wonders, whether you’re bird watching at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to the south or taking a 10-minute drive more...

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Letter: Thanks For Making Flavors 2014 A Success

By at April 11, 2014 | 12:00 am | 2 Comments

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual Flavors 2014 was once again a smashing success. Our event attracted more than 1,200 attendees! We wish to thank our host venue, host committee, our vendors, our sponsors, our members, our volunteers and our residents for this success. Flavors of Wellington brings together the best Wellington Chamber members’ more...

Letters

Letter: Reading Between The Lines

By at April 11, 2014 | 12:00 am | 5 Comments

I hope that y’all got and read (between the lines) the latest mailer from Minto West. What struck me the most is what was not mentioned — traffic, noise, crime etc. Regarding the mention of water, there was no mention as to how upscale housing developments with HOAs will keep the excess fertilizers and pesticides that are rampant in such developments in order to more...

Letters

Letter: Deceased Spousal Account

By at April 11, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

If you are married and have bank accounts, then this is for you. If a husband or wife has an account in their sole name, Florida banks require a court order before turning over funds in the bank account to the surviving spouse. Assume the deceased husband’s account has a small balance. It may not be practical for the wife to hire an attorney and pay the $232 filing fee more...

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