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PBSO Chief Deputy Signs Off After Five Decades

After close to 50 years with the Palm Beacah County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Deputy Michael Gauger retires this week. The longtime Wellington resident worked his way up through the ranks to a position second only to the sheriff. A farm...

Zoners OK Wellington Green Map Corrections Despite Concerns Over ‘Conservation’ Wording

Wellington’s Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board approved an amendment to the future land use map of Wellington’s comprehensive plan on Wednesday, Feb. 10 to modify the land use designations and a development order covering parcels at the Wellington Green...

Vaccine Backlog Remains An Issue As Virus Numbers Begin Trending Down

Getting vaccine shots into the arms of county residents remains the top priority for the Palm Beach County Commission. On Monday, Feb. 8, the board extended its emergency order on facial covering requirements countywide until Feb. 19 and the COVID-19...

Elbridge Gale Mourns Popular Teacher Toni Koy

Everyone seems to have a story about a special teacher who really made a difference in their lives. For many in the Wellington area, that person was Elbridge Gale Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Toni Koy, who died Jan. 21...

Equestrian Committee Reaffirms Rejection Of Comp Plan Input

At a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3, Wellington’s Equestrian Preserve Committee reiterated its objections to part of the village’s ongoing revisions to its comprehensive plan. For several months, the board has been reviewing parts of the comprehensive plan, which provides...

Manure Disposal Deadline Nears With No Clear Answers

With a looming deadline for changes in manure disposal, Wellington’s Equestrian Preserve Committee came to one solid conclusion after a wide-ranging, two-hour discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 3 — the problem would not be solved that night. Most of the manure...

County Officials Plan Mass Vaccination Center At Fairgrounds

On Friday, Feb. 5, Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner gave an update at the South Florida Fairgrounds on local COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The briefing site was next to the large tent that will serve as the county's new...

Dirt Bike, ATV Issue Vexes Lox Groves Council

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office needs a policy to get tougher with packs of dirt-bikers and ATV riders roaming Loxahatchee Groves, especially on the weekends, Mayor Lisa El-Ramey said after the perennial issue came up again at the...

Workshops Reveal Design Changes To State Road 7 Extension

The Florida Department of Transportation held two virtual workshops on Thursday, Jan. 28 about new design plans for the 8-mile State Road 7 extension from Okeechobee Blvd. to Northlake Blvd. that include steel-beam bridges with no piling supports and...

RPB Zoners Refuse Auto Repair Shop Request After Neighbors Complain

The Royal Palm Beach Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 26 voted to recommend denial of a special exception request from an auto repair shop to locate on Business Parkway after representatives from nearby businesses complained that some...

Victim’s Services, Human Trafficking Hot Topics At Public Safety Committee

Wellington’s Public Safety Committee heard presentations Wednesday, Jan. 27 about the Palm Beach County Victim Services Department, efforts to find and protect human trafficking victims, and the impending village golf cart ordinance. Carol Messam-Gordon of Palm Beach County Victims Service...

Local High Schools Compete In Cheerleading State Finals

They came from far and near last weekend to determine Florida’s best in competitive cheerleading. The 2021 Class 1A and Class 2A Florida High School Athletic Association’s Competitive Cheer State Championships were held Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan....

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Wellington Parks & Rec Board Approves Plans For Skate Park Renovations

At a brief meeting on Monday, March 1, Wellington’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board approved the removal and replacement...