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Ocean Ridge budget update

Tentative tax rate: $5.40 per $1,000 of taxable value*

2009-10 tax rate: $5.40 per $1,000 of taxable value

Change in property value: 7.2 percent decrease

Total Budget (Operating and Capital): $5.3 million

Total proposed cuts/savings: Proposes using $73,569 from reserves…

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Briny Breezes budget update

Tentative tax rate: $10 per $1,000 taxable property value*

2009-10 tax rate: $10 per $1,000 taxable property value

Change in property value: 6.3 percent decrease

Total Budget (Operating and Capital): $740,000

Total proposed cuts/savings: Would stay the same. Income to the town is… Continue

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Lantana budget update

Tentative tax rate: $3.24 per $1,000 assessed property value*

2009-10 tax rate: $3.24 per $1,000 assessed property value

Change in property value: 17 percent decrease

Total Budget (Operating and Capital): $7.8 million general fund expenditures…

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Lantana/Hypoluxo Island: Town wants rent from County Fire

Lantana Town Council threatened to evict the county from Fire Station 37 if it didn’t agree to pay at least $55,000 plus utilities for its tenancy at the building.



Town Manager Mike Bornstein said early in August that he and the town attorney had met with County Administrator Robert Weisman and Fire Chief Steve Jerauld to

negotiate the lease at the…

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BOYNTON BEACH: Hope lingers for the restoration of the old Boynton High School



By Antigone Barton



A casual passerby might have trouble imagining the battered old building in downtown Boynton Beach as the vibrant gathering place city commissioners hoped

for at their August meeting.



But coastal residents who went to…

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Lantana Police Chief History



1921 — Town of Lantana is incorporated with a population of 100 residents.



Jan. 12, 1925 — Daniel McCarly becomes the town’s first police chief. In January 1927, McCarly and the town’s past treasurer…

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Old Boynton Beach High School building history

1926 — School opens for grades 7 through 12. Lower grades remain in the 1913 schoolhouse next door.



1928 — Building used as a shelter during 1928 hurricane. The second-floor auditorium collapses during the storm. No one was injured.…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Thelma Gannon — Briny Breezes

When Thelma Gannon worked as a school district business manager in upstate New York, she oversaw a $31 million general-fund budget and all the non-instructional employees. So, her willingness to volunteer at Bethesda Bargain Box was quite a deal for the nonprofit hospital’s auxiliary.



“I had a business background and a broad base of…

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Local Voices — Mom and Me: Adopted son dealing with mother's dementia



By Thomas R. Collins



When I visited my mom at the nursing home the other day, I talked with the wife of another resident there.



In the dining room, with a crime drama on the TV in the background,…

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OBITUARY — WILLIAM B. SAXBE: Delray Beach

By Ron Hayes

In the fall of 1936, two country boys arrived in Columbus, Ohio, to begin their freshman year at the

state university.…


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Obituary — Roy Titus: Ocean Ridge

By Dianna Smith



OCEAN RIDGE — In his 83 years of life, Roy Titus started more than 15 businesses and he watched carefully as his four grown children continued what he had started

so many years ago.



Titus, responsible for Minuteman…

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Obit — Betty MacDonald Ives: Briny Breezes

By Emily J. Minor



Betty

Ives, who for many years traveled seasonally between her beloved Michigan and

her beloved Florida, died Aug. 5 after a fairly brief illness. She was

87.


Born

March 3, 1923, outside…

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Boynton Beach, citizens board oppose WXEL sale









By John William Johnson



Boynton Beach city commissioners have opposed the sale of local public radio station WXEL to Classical South Florida, citing the potential loss of jobs — and perhaps local programming.…



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Summer Arts: Monsters at the Morikami! Plus rock, country and Sondheim



By Greg Stepanich



Before James Cameron made his dream of 8-foot blue people on a distant planet come stunningly to life, makers of film and television had much more modest resources on hand when they wanted to bring the creatures of nightmare to screens large and small.…



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Interfaith21: Fall brings introspection in Jewish faith



By C.B. Hanif



September is a very busy month in the Jewish faith, and one can learn a lot about the coming holidays from Rabbis Robert A. Silvers and Randall J. Konigsburg.

For example, Silvers, of Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton, said Sukkot and Simchat… Continue

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Paws Up for Pets: Agency finds new homes for animals when pets, owners can't grow old together



By Arden Moore

From the day we adopt our pets, we promise to always be there for them. We whisper in their ears that we will care for them for their entire lives. We look forward to growing old together.



Our vows are well intended, but we can’t predict or control life’s wicked…

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