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Lantana: Recount set for Deringer, Shropshire race

Newcomer Edward Shropshire edged out incumbent Lantana Council Member Tom Deringer by two votes in Tuesday’s election. Shropshire won with 262 votes to…
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Lantana: Election Results

Lantana Council Member Group No. 3

*Edward Paul Shropshire - 261

Tom Deringer - 258

Lantana Council Member Group No. 4

*Philip J. Aridas - 294

Suzanne Gordon - 220

Note: Unofficial results

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Highland Beach: Election Results

Highland Beach Mayor/Commissioner

*Carl Feldman - 606

Ron Brown - 495

Highland Beach Commissioner (3 year term)

*Rhoda Zelniker - 593

Barry Donaldson - 504

Highland Beach Commissioner (2 year term)

*Elyse Riesa - 520

Melissa Ebbs - 460

Carl Lee Gehman - 102

Note: Unofficial results

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Gulf Stream: Election Results

Gulf Stream Town Commission

*Scott W. Morgan - 315

*Thomas M. Stanley - 313

*Joan K. Orthwein - 308

*Paul A. Lyons, Jr. - 303

*Donna S. White - 303

Julio M. Martinez - 112

Martin E. O'Boyle - 26

NOTE: Unofficial results

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Delray Beach: Election Results

Delray Beach Commission Member, Seat #2

*Jim Chard - 3,512

Kelly Barrette - 1,776

Richard Alteus - 504

Anneze Barthelemy - 487

Delray Beach Commission Member, Seat #4

*Shirley Johnson - 3,831

Josh Smith - 2,170

Note: Unofficial results

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Ocean Ridge: Election Results

Ocean Ridge Town Commissioner

*Don MaGruder - 316

*James A. Bonfiglio - 247

Nan Yablong - 167

Richard Bajakian - 163

Note: Unofficial results

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Boca Raton: Election Results

Boca Raton Mayor

*Susan Haynie - 6,410

Alfred Zucaro - 5,298

Boca Raton City Council Seat A

*Scott Singer - 8,038

Patty Dervishi - 3,297

Boca Raton City Council Seat B

*Andrea Levine O'Rourke - 5,576

Andy Thomson - 4,593

Emily Gentile - 1,364

Note: Unofficial results

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Delray Beach: City to host sea turtle program

By Jane Smith

Delray Beach will host its first sea turtle talk at 9 a.m. March 29 at the Northern Trust Bank at 770 E. Atlantic Ave.

The program is geared to barrier island residents to help them understand why the lights at night need to be lowered during the sea turtle nesting season that started March 1, said Ana Puszkin-Chevlin, the city’s sustainability officer.

The programs highlights are: Turtle lighting compliance by Kirt Rusenko, marine…

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Ocean Ridge: Lucibella’s trial postponed until summer

By Steve Plunkett

The trial of former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella will be at least three months later than first scheduled.

Circuit Judge Charles Burton will hold a calendar call in the case at 9:30 a.m. July 21, according to a notice of hearing posted March 8.

Lucibella, 63, is charged with felony battery on a police officer and resisting the officer with violence. He also faces a misdemeanor count of using a firearm in his backyard while…

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Boca Raton: Chabad starts legal fight to get land it says it was promised

By Steve Plunkett

    

The Jewish congregation that caused a stir when it received City Council approval to build a towering synagogue and an Israel museum on Palmetto Park Road east of the Intracoastal Waterway fears it may not get title to the land.

    In papers filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court in February, the Chabad of East Boca Raton says it was promised the 0.84 acres at 770 E. Palmetto Park Road by Irving Litwak, a devoted congregant who set up a…

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Delray Beach: Bench plaques may be scrapped in beach updates

Jay and Alice Finst relax on the bench they donated at the north end of Delray Beach. It bears a plaque (below) that Alice says reflects the beach ambiance and reminds the couple of watching their…

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Editor's Note: Why municipal elections can have huge impact

Three votes is all it takes to change the course of history in most of our coastal towns. Think about it: Riverwalk Plaza in Boynton Beach, iPic and Atlantic Crossing in Delray Beach, the termination of a police chief in Ocean Ridge and Briny Breezes’ switch from Ocean Ridge to Boynton Beach police service. These all happened on a 3-2 vote.

    I’m thinking a lot about this vote count as we gear up for the March 14 municipal elections. With the exception of Manalapan, which has seven…

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South Palm Beach: Town facing tight deadline to start beach project

By Dan Moffett



South Palm Beach’s long-awaited beach stabilization project will become longer awaited still — unless the town is able to close an easement deal with oceanfront homeowners very soon.         

The town has until March 8 to persuade a dozen property owners to sign a letter allowing contractors access to a five-eighths-mile stretch of beach so construction has at least a chance of beginning this fall.         

Town Manager Bob Vitas says…

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Along the Coast: Concealed-carry permits and gun background checks rise

By Rich Pollack and Michelle Quigley



    It was just a few months ago, following high-profile mass shootings across the country and deadly confrontations in which civilians or law enforcement officers were shot, that police officers in Ocean Ridge began…

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Obituary — Marcus W. Smith

      DELRAY BEACH — Marcus W. Smith, 82, of Delray Beach, Florida and Prouts Neck, Maine, died peacefully on Feb. 27. He is survived by his devoted wife of 31 years, Alexandra White Smith, his five children and their spouses: Marcus W. Smith Jr. of New Canaan, Conn., Christopher H. Smith of Denver, Colo., Mary Deborah Smith Janeck of St. Helena, Calif., Jeffrey C. Smith of Locust Valley, N.Y., Peter S. Smith of New York City, nine grandchildren, and three stepchildren: Alexandra S. Maurer…

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A tradition of talent: Briny art show marks 65th anniversary

Marie Soltis at the Briny Art League studio with her painting of a blue heron at Wakodahatchee Wetlands.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Circle of Hope Gala: Westchester Country Club, Boynton Beach

March 30: Artist DUAIV will create a one-of-a-kind painting to be auctioned during Women’s Circle’s 13th-annual fundraising gala. Enjoy dinner, live music, silent auction, raffle and dancing.Proceeds from the event support programs to…

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Pay it Forward: Poet, naturalist to speak at Literacy Coalition fundraiser

Love of Literacy Luncheon committee members (l-r, in front) Patricia Knobel, Stephanie Kahlert, Deborah Ghostine, Lisa Fullmer, Nicole Pasquale, Laura Silver, (in back) Ken Spillias, Jorgette Smith, Lynn Kalber, Carol Rose, Susan Rabinowitz, Jennifer…

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Philanthropy Notes: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties welcomes 3

Susan Brockway, Dennis Hudson and Jane Mitchell have joined the board of an organization that manages a $154 million endowment and has been serving the region for more than four decades.

    Brockway is a CPA who worked at a national accounting firm and later as the financial controller for a real-estate…

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Pool Party: Turtle Beach, Ocean Ridge – Feb. 12

Residents and friends enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at the condo’s annual gathering.ABOVE: (l-r) Peter McMullin, Joe and Eveline Kochling and Terrell Cheney. BELOW: Susan Hurlburt and Josee Laperriere. Photos provided by Paul Zaza…

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