In your June/July article about bicycling on A1A, you only made a short statement referencing large groups of bikers. I find it very disturbing that I have observed over the past 10 years large groups of bicycles — 30 to 90 bikers — who ride in theRead more…
Thank you for your coverage of not just our Ocean Ridge municipal meetings but all of our neighbors’ meetings in your paper. An invaluable asset to the coastal communities.
In the article about the May 2021 Ocean Ridge commission meeting is one poi
History is hard.
What passes as history is most often written by those with the means to quickly share their view of events with a wide audience. Often that means newspapers.
In 1943, journalist Alan Barth called news “the first rough draft of histor
Every month from November 2008 through most of the coronavirus pandemic, our readers have been treated to free delivery of The Coastal Star. Our high-quality local news coverage is paid for almost entirely by advertising income from businesses in ouRead more…
In the first four months of 2021, deaths reached 723; in all of 2020, 637 died in the state. There’s not enough sea grass to support all of them
We love manatees in Florida.
We put them on license plates. We name our school mascots after them. We bra
What can I say about overdevelopment that hasn’t already been said a thousand times? I have never known anyone that is at all happy with the direction that the development in Delray Beach has gone. When the iPic Theater went up, it appeared that theRead more…
The light falls differently once the clocks change. It’s brighter, easier, more transparent.
Increasingly the draw-bridges are in the up position and the tops are down on the rental convertibles cruising on A1A.
After a year of living oh-so-very-cau
Some politicians predict long-term solution will be a ‘managed retreat’ from state’s coastal communities
By Jim Carroll
With not much state or federal assistance available, Florida communities have been left to pay most of the costs to defend their tRead more…
I find myself dismayed by the recent argument in Ocean Ridge about the temporary closure of the Anna and Edith streets beach crossovers. Nearby residents, largely from Hudson Avenue, expressed their anger about the closures at the December Town CommiRead more…
By Mary Kate Leming, Editor
Most years at this time we’d be planning our annual Coastal Star holiday party. We like to kick off the new year by getting everyone who works for the newspaper together for an afternoon of socializing.
Many have worked tRead more…
I purchased the angel that sits atop our Christmas tree while on a trip to Mexico many years ago. She’s hammered tin with a painted face and poised to sing carols from a songbook clasped in her hands.
This year she’s going to take a break and sit o
After Eta’s deluges, Floridians looking for all the help they can getRead more…
What has happened to the value of sharing? When we are little our parents try to instill this in us, especially if we have a younger sibling.
As residents of Highland Beach, my husband and I truly enjoy biking on the 3.2-mile path that travels along
I look forward each month to receiving your wonderful Coastal Star! It is by far the best paper in the area, and has much better coverage of Boca events, developments and personal affairs than other publications.
Thank you so much for enriching our l
In your recent edition, The Coastal Star stated about a Gulf Stream issue of AT&T requesting more funds to preserve “the historic Australian pines” roots due to construction work.
The Australian pine is an invasive species that needs to be eradicated
Please ensure our public safety by voting to protect our police department on August 18, 2020, in the Florida primary election. Many residents were disturbed that this issue actually emerged, but to properly address it, the Town Commission, on JRead more…
While many of us could choose to live anywhere in the world, we chose to live in Ocean Ridge because it is a small, welcoming and tightknit community. We love the beach, we love interacting with our neighbors, we love our freedom and we love our poliRead more…
Our little town is in uncharted waters.
There is confusion as we try to limit exposure to the coronavirus. I get numerous phone calls each day — some from citizens upset that we have not closed the bridges, others upset that they cannot go to the beaRead more…
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