Opinion

Stolen ID Tax Fraud Is A Growing Problem In Need Of A Solution

By at April 24, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

We have just come through another record-breaking tax season — and not in a good way. Once a rare, unusual crime, stolen identity tax refund fraud has skyrocketed in recent years, with experts predicting it to soon be a $20 billion problem. While it is certainly important for taxpayers to be proactive and protect themselves, the Internal Revenue Service, and the entire more...

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Letter: Don’t Abuse Dogs And Other Animals

By at April 24, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

I love animals, and I adore dogs. They have formed a special niche in my life that means so much. The occasional thought of someone causing harm to my handsome German shepherd, that’s so full of love and energy, would destroy me. I can see no legitimate reason for such actions. This abuse extends to even our involvement in selective breeding. You may not be informed, more...

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Letter: Protect The First Amendment

By at April 24, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Free speech is not something that needs to get fixed. The First Amendment exists precisely to protect all forms of expression from government suppression. Freedom of inquiry and the liberty of expression are the hallmarks of a democratic society. Government censorship isnever the way to reply to a dissatisfied populace. Select members of Loxahatchee Groves Town Council more...

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Letter: LGWCD Is Out Of Control

By at April 24, 2015 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Question: Why was a council with persons under investigation for tampering with the last election, among other questionable acts, allowed to select committee members? It is a sad day for the Loxahatchee Groves equestrian community and for the future of all Groves residents. The April 21 town meeting showed us who runs Loxahatchee Groves: the Loxahatchee Groves Water more...

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Letter: Donate To Letter Carriers’ Food Drive May 9

By at April 24, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Every day we need food. It’s part of living. In the eyes of children, happiness is giving. We can connect every day with people we never meet just by giving. One can of food can help another person survive one more day. If you have never served or volunteered at a food bank pantry or soup kitchen, or seen the local warehouse where people shop for food, you’ve never more...

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Letter: Does Wellington Really Need An Equestrian Plan?

By at April 24, 2015 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

As a Wellington resident, I question why we need an Equestrian Preserve Area Plan. We are such a diverse group of equestrians, from many, very different neighborhoods. This has never been needed before, and I don’t see why it’s needed now. It seems like such a big expense, and not many will be pleased with the outcome, in my opinion. When questions or problems have more...

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Earth Day 2015: Do What You Can To Help The Environment

By at April 17, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

In reality, every day is Earth Day, but the end of April is when special observances are planned to remind us how important it is to take care of our planet. Here in the western communities, we are blessed to have an abundance of green space and natural beauty. From wetlands to open fields to forests, our communities brush up against some of Florida’s most more...

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Letter: Kudos To Wellington On Saddle Trail

By at April 17, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Thank goodness that we live in a village that is responsive and attentive to its residents. After a few inquiries about paving some of the roads in Saddle Trail, the Village of Wellington had meetings and sent out ballots of which 63 percent of lot owners voted for (latest poll results). Of course then, out comes the “I’m telling you, there couldn’t be anything more...

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Letter: Thanks For Making Flavors A Success

By at April 17, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce 12th annual Flavors of Wellington was once again a smashing success. Our event attracted 1,000+ attendees! We wish to thank our Chairman Michael Ferreira, 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 of the best more...

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Letter: Cheating Is Sometimes OK?

By at April 17, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Is cheating sometimes OK? It’s a lovely question. Loxahatchee Groves councilmen Jim Rockett and Ryan Liang have no problem answering it. They need not speak; their actions boom where they stand. But they’re elected councilmen. Seemingly untouchable. Thus far, they’ve gotten to do what they want without the annoying constraint of the law. In this newspaper last more...

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