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Letter: Stop Clearing Wellington Easements

By at May 22, 2015 | 12:01 am | 3 Comments

You may be aware that the Village of Wellington is back to clear-cutting their right of way around canals. As residents who enjoy their back yard a lot, my family and I find this unacceptable. I understand that there are legitimate reasons for managing this area, but I was informed that for anything 25 feet from the canal, expect that items on our personal property more...

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Letter: Congratulations To Verdenia Baker

By at May 22, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Congratulations to Verdenia Baker, our next county administrator. Your selection to succeed Bob Weisman, who retires in August, is being well-received in the western communities. The look on Bob Weisman’s face when you were selected said it all. There were 80 applicants and six finalists, and in the end, four commissioners did the right thing and made you their first more...

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Letter: Attend May 19 Lox Groves Workshop

By at May 15, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District/Loxahatchee Groves Town Council workshop on equestrian/recreational trails scheduled for May 19 at 6 p.m. will challenge the council’s effort to secure the benefits of self-determination per the town charter. In this case, the benefit is the finish line of a 22-year-old citizens’ campaign for trails. Vice Mayor Ron more...

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Letter: No Transparency In Wellington Government

By at May 15, 2015 | 12:01 am | 4 Comments

The Tuesday, May 12, Wellington Village Council meeting demonstrated again the lack of transparency of Mayor Bob Margolis. Apparently, he forgets that Florida law seeks to make Florida government transparent and open. Margolis brought forth at the meeting a discussion of Village Manager Paul Schofield’s contract. No backup information was provided, and there is no more...

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Letter: Don’t Sanitize Liang’s Record

By at May 15, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

I am deeply disturbed by what may be partisan reporting in this newspaper. Naturally, papers lean one way or the other politically, but all newspapers have a duty to uphold the integrity of the law. In the report on last week’s Loxahatchee Groves Town Council meeting, a paragraph referred to Councilman Ryan Liang’s criminal record. The reference trivialized the more...

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Letter: Charter School Failures Rewarded

By at May 8, 2015 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

One of Palm Beach County’s top-rated charter schools, the G-Star School of the Arts, has had a dwindling bank account since 2011 and the district auditors cited “financial woes.” Yet they still got reduced bonds, despite financial failure. Palm Beach County has the most failed for-profit charter schools in Florida. It was reported that many charter schools got more...

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Letter: K-Park: Good Decision, Now What?

By at May 8, 2015 | 12:01 am | 2 Comments

I applaud the recent Wellington Village Council decision to reject all the developer plans for the K-Park property. Wellington does not need more condos, townhomes or apartments. We have plenty already and many more are on the way. I am sure the money dangled by the developers was enticing, but the council did a good deal of due diligence and acted accordingly. I can more...

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Letter: A Senseless, Preventable Accident

By at May 1, 2015 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Here it is, less than two years since the fatal accident at Tangerine Blvd. and 120th Ave. North in The Acreage, and we have another fatality. This time, it was a young woman just finishing high school, just beginning her adult life. A life cut severely short. A needless death. A death that could and should have been prevented, if only the Indian Trail Improvement more...

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Letter: Beware Fast Track Agreements

By at May 1, 2015 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Congress complains that bills sent by this president are thousands of pages long, and it would be irresponsible to vote on such legislation without time to review it , yet Congress is poised to consider “fast track” legislation for yet another free trade bill, which President Obama says will help the middle class. Previous free trade bills enacted, such as NAFTA more...

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Letter: ITID Has Blood On Its Hands

By at May 1, 2015 | 12:01 am | 1 Comments

Regarding the fatality Thursday, April 23, at approximately 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Tangerine Blvd. and 120th Ave. North, first, I would like to offer my condolences to the family of the deceased young Brittany Baxter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your loved one. Young Brittany did not have to die; the accident could have been more...

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