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By Rich Pollack

Highland Beach commissioners last month approved a $30.5 million budget, which is 31% higher than last year while at the same time holds the overall tax rate steady.

Bloated largely by the town’s decision to create its own fire rescu

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By Rich Pollack

As Highland Beach moves forward with plans to create its own fire department and split from neighboring Delray Beach, the two municipalities continue to squabble over money.
The newest disagreement is centered on a Nov. 29 notice Delr

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By Rich Pollack

John Shoemaker was pretty sure residents of Highland Beach would vote to support the town’s efforts to start a fire department when they went to the polls last month.
“I had a feeling from talking to residents and people in the condos,

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9764260094?profile=RESIZE_400xThe mural sample shows how the face of former Deputy Fire Chief Latosha Clemons (lower right) was obscured before the mural was redone in late 2020. Image provided

By Jane Smith

The first Black woman firefighter in Boynton Beach recently settled all

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By Joe Capozzi 

Briny Breezes officials want to ask Boynton Beach about the possibility of renegotiating the town’s fire rescue contract with the city. 
The contract allows the city to charge Briny an annual fee based on the higher of two numbers — a

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9624184074?profile=RESIZE_710xHighland Beach residents gather Sept. 9 at the Town Hall parking lot to enjoy free bites and hear about the ballot initiative to create a town-run fire department. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

Highland Beach leaders are asking voters

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By Rich Pollack

As Highland Beach moves forward with its plan to start its own fire department and sever its service contract with Delray Beach, both sides are discovering that breaking up is hard to do.
In recent weeks, two complaints about how Delr

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By Rich Pollack

As Highland Beach leaders methodically move toward starting a town-operated fire department, they know that some skeptics believe they might be in over their heads.
Their message back: Don’t underestimate us.
“I think people will be s

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7960945273?profile=originalPhotographs of firefighters were used as the base for a mural named 'Community Heartbeat' by Boca Raton artist Lynn Doyal. In the mural sample above it can be seen how the face of Deputy Fire Chief Latosha Clemons was obscured. In a different panel (

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