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Reflections from the front lineSeven photos shot individually at a COVID-19 safe distance and assembled into this composite by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star 
 
 
This Labor Day, essential workers reveal how their jobs have changed to meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. These are the folks who protect us from fires, comfort our souls, teach our children, deliver food and mail, and treat those who have fallen ill to COVID-19.
 
Meet your neighbors on the front line
O'Brien | Horgan | Benda | Saxton | Brown | Jacoby | Varesio
 
Editor's Note: Bee sting spurs renewed thanks to essential workers
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Pandemic News
Along the Coast: City by City COVID-19 cases | Municipal officials told to meet in-person in November
Philanthropy Notes: Pandemic brings out best in supporters of Boca Regional
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More Top Stories
Boca Raton: Council seeks stand-in for absent Rodgers | Council quickly accepts 'most generous' gift of golf course | Judges quash council decision against beachfront duplex | Group fleshes out plan for performing arts venue at Mizner Park | Haynie’s trial pushed off until January
Boynton Beach: Pandemic fears sink boat parade 100 Years of Boynton | Boating pass to jump to $200 instead of $350 | Commissioners by 3-2 vote threaten to end deal with partner in Town Square | Developers pitch mixed-use downtown project

Delray Beach: Termination hearing for suspended city manager delayed |  Consultant still compiling report on reclaimed water | Sediment in drinking water was linked to neglected maintenance | Utility director: ‘Safest reclaimed water system in country’ once all service is restored | Feds accuse doctor of $681 million fraud in substance abuse treatment billings | Sea grape arches to be cut to 4 feet high

Gulf Stream: Back to class at GSS

Highland Beach: Pedestrian-activated crosswalk lights coming

Lantana: Librarian making a name for herself by winning grants | History buff debuts self-guided tour of Hypoluxo Island

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Obituaries

Boalt | Conroy | Gerrard | Goray | Hvide | Van Vechten | Weaver

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Around Town

ArtsPaper | Editor's Note

Business Spotlight: Boca’s IMI moving into part of iPic space in Delray Beach

Coastal Star: Dancing a challenge for this savvy entrepreneur — but not fundraising

Dining: Lionfish debuts on Atlantic Avenue

Gardens: Plant sales aim to return native species, diversity to barrier islands

Golf: Two local par-3 courses hailed among world's best

Health: Especially this year, doctor syas, flu shot worth a quick jab in the arm | JFK offers mental health education course for students in middle, high schools

House of the Month: Contemporary oceanview estate in Delray Beach

Meet Your Neighbor: Mason Slaine

On the Water: Fight's over, now what? Tips on releasing a sailfish

Pets: Virtual and drive-by events keep alive tradition of blessing animals | St. Joseph's serves 100 pets and their owners with drive-up blessings

Religion: First Presbyterian donations help Bahamas town rebuild after Dorian | Parishioners celebrate newest member with drive-by shower

Tots & Teens: Retiring principal focused on building relationships

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