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The County Should Take Action On Deceptive Gas Pricing

By at April 18, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The price of gas is a source of ire for nearly every political pundit, politician and talking head out there. As the prices rise and fall — sometimes arbitrarily, it seems — we’re often left in the lurch as our wallets fight to keep up with prices on the sign. The cost of gas varies from day to day, sometimes hour to hour, and even from community to more...

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Take Time Out This Month To Celebrate The Environment

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

We in the western communities are blessed to have an abundance of green space and natural beauty. From expansive fields to forests, wetlands and more, our communities brush up against some of Florida’s most breathtaking natural wonders, whether you’re bird watching at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to the south or taking a 10-minute drive more...

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April Is National Donate Life Month: Have You Signed Up?

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

April is National Donate Life Month, and that is a time that is near and dear to our hearts here at the Town-Crier. Every April, we are reminded of the importance of organ donation. With an ever-growing transplant list, now it is more important than ever to register to be an organ donor. While many of us can go about our lives without the threat of death, that is not more...

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Beware Any Plan To Weaken Palm Beach The Ag Reserve

By at March 28, 2014 | 12:02 am | 1 Comments

As development continues to move west across Palm Beach County, many communities have stepped up to fight back against encroaching residential and commercial projects. But now, Palm Beach County has begun down a dangerous path, possibly entertaining the desires of a few special interests to weaken the 22,000-acre agricultural reserve, which for nearly two decades has more...

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Proposed Drainage Pact Could Be A Win-Win For The Acreage

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

After years of drainage woes and flooding, it seems like The Acreage could be nearing a drainage solution. Last week, the Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors gave the green light for its staff to continue discussions about using a 2,300-acre property for stormwater storage. Negotiations are continuing with the South Florida Water Management District more...

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Take Action Immediately To Make Acreage Roads Safer

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

Residents pleaded with the Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors this week to take action to prevent future accidents on dangerous roadways in The Acreage. A wide variety of reasons make The Acreage a dangerous place to drive, and it’s long past time for officials to mitigate the problems with pro-active solutions. A slew of recent accidents — some more...

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Return Anne Gerwig And Howard Coates To The Wellington Council

By at March 7, 2014 | 12:02 am | 1 Comments

On Tuesday, March 11, voters in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach will head to the polls for municipal elections. There are two council seats up for election in Wellington and the mayor’s seat up in Royal Palm Beach. Over the last two weeks, we have profiled all candidates running in this election cycle. The profiles were based on the candidates’ individual visits with more...

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Re-Elect Royal Palm Beach Mayor Matty Mattioli

By at March 7, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

On Tuesday, March 11, voters in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach will head to the polls for municipal elections. There are two council seats up for election in Wellington and the mayor’s seat up in Royal Palm Beach. Over the last two weeks, we have profiled all candidates running in this election cycle. The profiles were based on the candidates’ individual visits with more...

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Get Delayed Wellington Community Center Project Started

By at February 28, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

For years now, the Village of Wellington has discussed plans for a new community center that will meet the needs of its large senior population, while also being a gathering place for the community. With a growing population of seniors, the village has long been called upon to tear down its current center and construct a building more friendly for elder residents and more...

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‘Stand Your Ground’ Has Strayed From Its Original Purpose

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

A series of high-profile shooting cases has turned the eyes of the nation to Florida, leading many to call for a re-examination of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. The law, meant to protect victims who shoot their attackers, has been at the center of several controversial cases, from the George Zimmerman trial to the most recent trial of Michael Dunn. The more...

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