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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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Letter: Pine Tree Water Control District Takeover?

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The Pine Tree Water Control District has three supervisors, two of which represent residential and ag interests, and one represents South Florida Water Management District STA-1E. Our voting system has been one vote per acre. How is it allowed that the SFWMD, an area of approximately 4,000 acres in the Pine Tree Water Control District, can take over the entire more...

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Letter: Proper Use Of Turn Signals

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Is it possible that Florida drivers regard turn signals on their cars as obsolete as buggy whips? The number of drivers not bothering to use turn signals seems to be growing exponentially, and this includes mail trucks and police cars. It is my opinion, it is time to evaluate public regard for this once essential part of our cars. We must decide whether Florida more...

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Letter: Early Support For Fred Pinto

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:01 am | 2 Comments

I was pleased to learn that Fred Pinto will be running for mayor of Royal Palm Beach in the June 26 issue of the Town-Crier. There is no doubt in my mind that Fred Pinto will make an excellent mayor. He has served the Village of Royal Palm Beach very well for more than a decade both as councilman and as vice mayor. His hard work and dedication cannot be questioned. more...

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Letter: Lox Groves At A Tipping Point?

By at July 3, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Attention residents of Loxahatchee Groves: Are we at the tipping point? The Charter of the Town of Loxahatchee Groves prohibits anyone who has committed a felony from sitting on the town council. After the March election, Ryan Liang’s 2001 criminal record, a burglary he committed in Monroe County, surfaced. Liang plead “no contest,” adjudication was withheld, yet more...

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Jason Budjinski: Remembering Our Co-Worker And Friend

By at June 26, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

We lost a member of our family last week when longtime Town-Crier employee Jason Budjinski lost his battle with the rare liver disease primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). He touched many in the western communities through his writing and his music. Jason joined the Town-Crier as a reporter in 2001, not long after he graduated from Florida Atlantic University. He more...

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Letter: Lox Groves Is A Town In Crisis

By at June 26, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

As written in last week’s Town-Crier, at the June 16 meeting of the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council, Councilman Jim Rockett had a request for proposals (RFP) placed on the agenda for a new town management firm. He also made the motion to approve it, which was seconded by Councilman Ryan Liang and approved by Councilman Ron Jarriel. During discussion, Rockett more...

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Letter: A Simple Solution

By at June 26, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Problem: Loxahatchee Groves council members fail to represent the will of the people. Solution: Execute the final year option of the town management contract. Background: The town management contract to provide professional services stipulates that Underwood Management may be retained for another year at the will of council. Councilman Jim Rockett motioned for the more...

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Letter: Kudos To Danowski

By at June 26, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The people of Loxahatchee Groves finally spoke on Monday. Laura Danowski won the election to Seat #1 on the contentious and anachronistic Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District (LGWCD) Board of Supervisors. At last, the people have a voice on what has, for many years, been a good ol’ boys club, operating solely in its own interest at the expense of the town and more...

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A Few Simple Steps Can Protect You From Property Crime

By at June 19, 2015 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

It’s summer in South Florida, and there’s a definite potential for an increase in crime opportunities here in the western communities — but you don’t have to be the next victim. Many people believe what is considered a general assumption in society: as school lets out for the summer and kids have more freedom and less supervision by adults, bored teenagers more...

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