Opinion

‘Happy Days Are Here Again,’ But Beware Itch To Overspend

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

“Happy Days Are Here Again!” That popular old ditty has become the motto of local municipalities preparing budgets for the upcoming year. After seven long years of austerity, the money has begun to pour in again. Suddenly, projects put on the back burner for the better part of a decade are back in vogue. Positions are being added, not eliminated. And spending plans more...

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Letter: From Absurd To Ludicrous

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

Imagine my surprise when I walked the quarter-mile out to my mailbox area to get my copy of the Town-Crier only to find that the newspaper had added a front page comic section — namely “Minto Reduces Plan By 2,000 Homes, Adding Commercial” (July 4). Of course, when a developer asks for the absurd and then decreases it to only the ludicrous, some will think, “Hey, more...

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Letter: Flush Fireworks Down The Toilet Next July Fourth

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

Each year, I mean to write this letter in the hope that it will be seen by others and taken to heart. The Fourth of July is not a happy day in my household. You see, I share my home with three rescue dogs who cower and shake at the sound of fireworks. They won’t go out to relieve themselves and they are visibly terrified by the crackles and booms of the surrounding more...

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Letter: Minto West Is Not Good For The Acreage

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

Despite Minto’s claims to “enlighten,” “enliven” and save us from economic doom, infrastructure failure, floods, unemployment, in short, to save us from ourselves, a “city” in our “country” is not needed. It is not wanted, and the plethora of mailers sent to nearly every resident and business in South Florida is not going to change the fact that more...

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Letter: Way Too Much Commercial In Minto West Plan

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

Minto West has supposedly responded to the “community, stakeholders and various interest groups” by reducing the amount of residences they plan to build by 1,954. That is still 1,553 more than what the current zoning allows. Their new plan is to increase the commercial use space to 2.1 million square feet. That number does not seem to include the hotel or the more...

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Letter: RPB Won’t Help Promote School Board Forum

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

I am a 14-year resident of the Village of Royal Palm Beach, an active member of the League of Women Voters, a past member and vice chair of the Royal Palm Beach Education Advisory Board and a retired educator. I am concerned about the restrictions placed on information relevant to the residents of this village. The league is hosting a candidates’ forum for school more...

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Letter: Shock & Awe In District 6

By at July 11, 2014 | 12:00 am | 1 Comments

It has been eight years now that Jess Santamaria has represented our area as commissioner and his term is now up. There are several candidates who have come into the race, and for some time I have been receiving regular updates from one of the candidates, Melissa McKinlay. I have had message after message from her of all the politicians, past and present, who are more...

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Don’t Let Complacency Leave You And Your Family In Danger

By at July 4, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

As the Town-Crier went to press, Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, was swirling off Florida’s east coast. While expected to bring some wet weather, Arthur is not forecast to seriously impact South Florida, as it stays off the coast heading northward, perhaps becoming a hurricane as it approaches the Carolinas. Chalk more...

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Letter: Some Things Are Black And White

By at July 4, 2014 | 12:01 am | 4 Comments

Editor’s note: The following letter is George Unger’s response to the letter “Gerwig Responds To Unger Letter” published June 20. The Village of Wellington has the responsibility of maintaining our canal system to prevent flooding and property loss by its citizenry, and to that end it requires the ability to bring equipment onto the village’s canal more...

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Letter: Our Day Of Independence

By at July 4, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Praise God and celebrate our Independence Day. Take a moment to reflect on those beginnings. It started with a revolution. A people governing themselves but for a king. A people desiring just one government. The time has come for a change. The citizens of the Town of Loxahatchee Groves deserve just one government. The independent Loxahatchee Groves Water Control more...

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