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Endorsement: Re-Elect Marcia Andrews To School Board

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 26 features a non-partisan race to see who will represent the area on the Palm Beach County School Board over the next four years. PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 6 — This race pits one-term incumbent School Board Member Marcia Andrews against former Palm Beach County School District Chief Operating Officer Joe Moore. more...

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Endorsement: Dems Should Nominate Foster For County Commission

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 6, DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY — This race pits former Wellington Mayor Kathy Foster against Melissa McKinlay, who works as a legislative aide in the Palm Beach County Legislative Affairs Office. The winner will advance to what is predicted to be a competitive general election against Republican Andrew Schaller and independent candidate more...

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Elect Goodman, Re-Elect Lewis To 15th Judicial Circuit Bench

By at August 15, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 26 features two countywide, nonpartisan races for seats on the 15th Judicial Circuit bench in Palm Beach County. GROUP 30 SEAT — Vacant judicial seats are a rare commodity, and the race for the Group 30 seat on the 15th Judicial Circuit bench features three high-quality attorneys: Maxine Cheesman, Jaimie Goodman and Peggy more...

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Wellington Factions Must Stop Trying To Re-Litigate The Past

By at August 8, 2014 | 12:02 am | 1 Comments

Yet again this week, the Village of Wellington stepped back to re-litigate the past. It has been two and half years since the disputed 2012 election divided the community, but the fallout from that campaign remains. Thankfully, Wellington’s Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board passed on the opportunity to reopen the wound this week when it refused to accept an more...

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Be Vigilant: Don’t Let Heatstroke Claim Another Child’s Life

By at August 1, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

With temperatures reaching their annual peak, so are tragic stories of children dying when left in hot cars, including a tragic case out of Kansas just last week and a headline-grabbing case in Georgia earlier this summer. While those cases reflect a dismal summertime trend across the nation, hot car deaths are a problem in Florida all year round. According to Safe more...

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Will The County’s New Inspector General Face The Same Fate?

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

Shortly after former Palm Beach County Inspector General Sheryl Steckler announced that she was leaving, we urged the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics, which serves as the selection committee for a new inspector general, to find a replacement equally as tough — someone committed to the vision of a Palm Beach County free from even the hint of corruption. While more...

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Don’t Become A Victim: ‘Lock It Or Lose It,’ Warns The PBSO

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

It’s the middle of the summer. Days are long, it’s always too hot or too wet, and the magic of summer vacation has dimmed in kids off from school. It’s also prime season for vandalism and petty thefts — especially opportunistic vehicle burglaries. Need proof? Just peruse the blotter. Here in the western communities, violent crime is rare, but property crime more...

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‘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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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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Have A Great Fourth Of July, But Leave Fireworks To The Pros

By at June 27, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The Fourth of July is the highlight of the summer season across the nation. The kids are out of school, parents are out of work and our nation comes together to celebrate its independence. Much like any other holiday, it’s an opportunity for us to kick back and enjoy the day with family and friends. Whether you’re planning a barbecue, a day at the beach or more...

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