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    I want to thank the residents of Ocean Ridge for all the kindnesses shared with me during my campaign as your town commissioner. I learned so much from the experience.
    The campaign was a positive, constructive event and I appreciated all of th

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    The 2016 elections are over. Now on to 2017. The March 14 municipal elections are right around the corner.
    In Boca Raton the candidate qualification period has ended, so you may already be noticing yard signs. In our other coastal municipalit

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7960690082?profile=originalKelly Sellers and Katie Morris, the editor’s nieces,

make their grandmother’s family cookie recipe in the early 1990s.

Family photo

    December sets me thinking about the sweet smells from my mom’s kitchen on chilly Midwest winter days. Mom really

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    Thanksgiving. A single word that combines two acts of grace: giving thanks and simply giving. Both actions have been top-of-mind as we head into November.
    In this edition you will find stories of organizations and individuals who are working

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    In 2014 and early 2015, the town of Gulf Stream found itself under assault from Martin O’Boyle and Christopher O’Hare, two residents who overwhelmed the town with thousands of public records requests and dozens of lawsuits. Town Hall became virtu

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    Something is in the air. There is a cloud of consternation lingering over our coastal towns. This past month our reporters found themselves uncomfortable as they endured berating from the dais and strained encounters with and between government o

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7960669695?profile=originalLynda Hunter, then the Children’s Services librarian, plays guitar and performs singalong tunes

at the Delray Beach Public Library in June 2015. Hunter is moving from the city.

File photo

    Forty-one years ago, I fell in love with Delray Beach. Te

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    Public record: 1) a record required by law to be made and kept; 2) a record made by a public officer in the course of his legal duty to make it; 3) a record filed in a public office and open to public inspection.
    These definitions are from Me

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    This is when they come. During these early summer months, the females labor up the sand on primordial missions to find safe locations to bury their eggs. They have been doing this on our shore long before air-conditioning was invented and condos

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    The good people of Boca Raton are in position to build the first homeless kibbutz in the USA. The United States’ shelter system for homeless people is a failed system. It makes nothing better, it only makes the situation worse.
    It is time to

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    I’m a walker. Most mornings I see some of you as I head to the Ocean Ridge Natural Area or to the beach. Often you wave — which is lovely. Often you slow down or stop at the A1A crosswalks and let me cross. That’s what you are supposed to do, and

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    As an architect and urban planner, I would like to amplify my comments on Mizner 200, published in The Coastal Star last June. This is the proposed replacement for Mizner on the Green in Boca Raton.
    To its credit, the developer/owner, ELAD Na

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    Spring? Already? It seems too soon for hurricane predictions, rising humidity and transport trucks heading north. But here it is April. Where did winter go?
    It was a busy season along the coast, filled with the usual array of lovely philanthr

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    This is a pivotal time in Delray Beach history, so I want to make a few comments on the Atlantic Crossing project, which the city sent back to the Site Plan Review and Appearance Board on March 1.
    I want to thank Commissioners Shelly Petrolia

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    This legislative session demonstrated a political will to reform the Florida’s Public Records Act. However, that will was misguided in both SB 1220 and HB 1021.
    Those bills targeted the attorney’s fees provision of Chapter 119 and attempted to

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    Two days after the Florida Legislature completed the 2016 session, a Sun Sentinel editorial headlined “Open government under attack,” indirectly referred to a failed bill that attempted to address abuse of the Public Records Act by a cottage indu

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    Thank you for the article published in January describing the dilemma of regulating addiction treatment services in our state. We applaud the efforts of all concerned.  
    As our company enters into the arena of addiction treatment for alcohol a

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