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Letter: Kudos To Burdick

By at November 21, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Editor’s note: The following letter addressed to County Commissioner Paulette Burdick was sent to the Town-Crier for publication. Dear Commissioner Burdick: I applaud your fortitude for standing up to be counted on the side of existing residents in the face of develop-o-mania. Contrary to what Commissioner Hal Valeche and his admitted developer cronies say, more...

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Letter: Another Guilty Verdict

By at November 21, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Congratulations to the Goodman trial prosecutors and the second jury reaching the correct verdict, even though some restrictions were placed upon them. In the first trial, Mr. Goodman claimed to have stopped or slowed down at the stop sign; in the second trial, brake failure magically appeared. I would think one of these statements would be perjury. Even the more...

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Letter: The Beast Shows Itself

By at November 14, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

At last week’s Loxahatchee Groves Town Council meeting, another good man went under the bus. Following in the still damp footsteps of Mark Kutney, victim of the same clear and obvious abuse of power, Keith Harris was “removed” as chair of the hopeless and directionless Roadway, Equestrian Trails & Greenway Advisory Committee (RETGAC). His crime? Freedom of more...

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Letter: Rockett Motions Committee Into Hiatus

By at November 14, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Call the delay of opening the equestrian trails within Loxahatchee Groves whatever you want. Consensus on a reason is not as important as a solution. The Roadway, Equestrian Trails & Greenway Advisory Committee (RETGAC) is comprised of five local residents and a council representative. Development of a trail system has been its focus for more than three years, and more...

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Letter: The Voter’s Betrayal

By at November 14, 2014 | 12:01 am | 9 Comments

Regarding the recent District 6 Palm Beach County Commission race, I am in a state of shock regarding the actions of the western communities’ voters. Their betrayal of Michelle Santamaria is disgusting, to say the very least. The race should have been a walk in the park for Michelle with her proven track record, name recognition and her impeccable integrity. How more...

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Letter: County Did Not Listen To Residents

By at November 7, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Days have passed and yet the pain and anger of what will happen to The Acreage, Loxahatchee and the surrounding areas still feels as fresh and raw as the day it went down. Most of us residents hoped beyond hope and believed that we stood a chance and that our voices, loud and clear, would tell the elected officials that we opposed the Minto West development and the more...

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Letter: Minto West, By The Numbers

By at November 7, 2014 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

The fact that the Palm Beach County Commission passed the Minto West expanded plan underlines their total disdain for existing residents, not only in the immediate central western communities, but the entire county. The Agricultural Enclave legislation which Callery-Judge bought would only give that property a net density of 0.606 units per acre (2,303 units) by more...

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Letter: Minto Decision Was A Farce

By at November 7, 2014 | 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Yet again, by a 5-2 vote in favor of the Minto West expansion, the Board of County Commissioners demonstrated their pro-development stance, damning The Acreage and surrounding communities to a crushing influx of traffic and other ills, all based on the premise that more is better with no regard to the quality of life and the health, safety and welfare of residents. To more...

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Letter: Kudos To The Norwitch Family

By at November 7, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Regarding the story on Noah Norwitch published last week, the Wellington Village Council member who noted that the “nut does not fall far from the tree” in regard to Noah’s parents and the generous fundraising Noah does for kids who cannot afford uniforms for sports is absolutely correct. Three years ago, my son Doug was killed in a car accident in South more...

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Letter: Annoyed At AT&T

By at November 7, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

I was very happy to read the brief opinion article by Jules W. Rabin regarding the AT&T Mobile cramming scam. We experienced this unethical practice at our church. Not only this, but we have been lied to outright by AT&T phone support personnel, and led to believe that we would save money if we made their suggested changes to our business plan. The truth was more...

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