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Letters to the Editor: Public offices forced to expand staff since gun-enforcement ban

Started Apr 3, 2013 0 Replies

    Nearly two years ago, Florida’s Legislature enacted a law that banned any city or county from enforcing gun and ammunition restrictions. This law lifted long-standing ordinances banning weapons…Continue

Tags: letter, ban, gun enforcement, Anne M. Gannon, Palm Beach County

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Gulf Stream: Two litigious residents fail to agree on settlement talks

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 12:02pm 1 Comment

By Dan Moffett



    Lawyers for the town of Gulf Stream and those representing Martin O’Boyle and Chris O’Hare continue to exchange jabs about who’s willing to make peace and who isn’t.

    O’Boyle and O’Hare have filed at least 40 lawsuits against the town over some 2,000 public records requests, claiming officials have violated the state’s Sunshine Law in one way or another.

    Robert Sweetapple, the Boca Raton attorney whom the town hired as its lead…

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Gulf Stream: Compromise wins support for Gulf Stream-inspired records bill

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

By Dan Moffett



    An important compromise in the Legislature appears to have allayed opposition to a controversial bill aimed at stopping people who exploit the state’s public records laws to shake down government entities for money.

    Under changes to the proposed legislation worked out in mid-February, judges still would be required to grant attorney fees to plaintiffs in lawsuits when governments are found to have violated public records laws. However,…

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Letter to the Editor: Greenway belongs in unpopulated area

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 11:57am 1 Comment

    Is Delray Beach sure it wants an “Urban Appalachian Trail”?

    If you have ever been on the actual Appalachian Trail, you would find that the users are hardy, backpacking, great folks who live in tents/sleeping bags, dig holes for latrines, eat prepared rations and really enjoy the outdoor life, some for a year at a time.

    Might the East Coast Greenway trail belong more in remote, unpopulated areas?

    Let the East Coast Greenway be directed to the beautiful scenery of…

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Delray Beach: Three former city employees facing fraud charges

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 11:52am 0 Comments

By Jane Smith



    Three former Delray Beach employees were arrested recently, charged with using a company that billed the city for goods that were never delivered, according to the State’s Attorney Office.

    The three were longtime employees with the city before they resigned last year when their departments were under investigation. In mid-February, they were charged with an organized scheme to defraud Delray Beach of more than $50,000 and grand theft of…

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