I moved to Ocean Ridge in 1973 — 50 years ago last month. For virtually that entire time, I enjoyed — without dispute or interruption — full recreational use of the beach and ocean on both sides of my access pathway through the dune at the end of TrRead more…
I was surprised to see you publish a photograph of a young man with a surfboard jumping off the north jetty of Boynton Inlet Pier — “taking advantage of the waves created by Hurricane Ian.”
Most years report deaths at the Inlet and one can imagine s
I just received your September issue and was shocked to read your front-page article on “Suffering summer of sargassum” full of inaccurate information. I and South Florida would appreciate the honest truth be published regarding our beaches and sargRead more…
I am appalled by Kristine de Haseth’s comments, and her veiled attempt at an apology only demonstrates her true feelings. Totally inappropriate for a commissioner to say in a recent town communication, “Don’t think for one second that the inmates wiRead more…
The city of Delray Beach appears hellbent on selling off some of our precious public open space for a quick fix to get some money from developers to repair our historic, albeit neglected, golf course.
The city plan requires the destruction of several
I don’t understand why there is such contempt for iguanas. They are not aggressive toward people, they run away as fast as they can if anyone approaches them. They don’t bite, they don’t sting. They don’t attack our pets. They don’t ravage our imporRead more…
What is wrong with the Delray Beach commissioners? They have as a whole completely ruined the award-winning small town of Delray Beach. It has been ruined and they are all to blame.
With their approved overdevelopment, the city has, in a mere coup
This month’s Coastal Star mailbag included one letter with a photo and a question for readers: Do you know these flashy dressers?
Coastal Star reader Mary Wollney of Lantana sent in this photograph, which she took sometime between 2008 and 2011, of th
The purchase of 9 acres of mangrove natural area for the town of Ocean Ridge is one of those decisions where I saw a whole town come together and show what living in this paradise really means. It is probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for ourRead more…
On April 23, Ocean Ridge offered residents the amenity of shredding personal papers.
I participated in this generous offer. I was greeted there, most warmly, by town staff and directed to the shred area, where — on a Saturday! — I was additiona
About 15 years ago, my wife and I fell in love with Delray Beach and purchased a condo nearby, which my family enjoys so much. Unfortunately, the ongoing development projects are destroying what was once a wonderful respite from busy city life. YouRead more…
On Monday, April 4, the Ocean Ridge Town Commission will vote on the town’s purchase of an undeveloped wetland parcel adjoining the Intracoastal Waterway. The price tag is $2 million. The stated reason for the purchase is to a create a nature preserRead more…
Delray Beach is in a dire state of overcrowding and developers are in denial by ignoring its severity.
To borrow from the movie Don’t Look Up, why not “Look Around!”
What do you see?
There are buildings under construction now, at peak season, ca
It’s very simple. Andrews Avenue in Delray Beach is (together with its side streets) no longer a safe thoroughfare for anyone, due to overcrowded beach access and insufficient recreational parking zones.
Safety is a No. 1 priority regarding traf
“Hoping you’ll find comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish always, and strength in the companionship of those who share your loss,” wrote Coastal Star reporter Rich Pollack to me following my mother’s death in 2007.
The handwritten no
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
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…
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
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