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Florida auditor general may be final arbiter

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By Rich Pollack

For more than a year Delray Beach has claimed that Highland Beach owes it thousands of dollars for fire and rescue services, even going so far as to claim the town is in default.
Now, in a

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By Rich Pollack

Highland Beach now has a new incoming fire chief, one with extensive experience in south Palm Beach County, who was chosen last month to lead the town’s effort to get its new fire department up and running.
10746048879?profile=RESIZE_180x180Glenn Joseph, a veteran of

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10464194897?profile=RESIZE_710xPhil Wotton, Delray Beach’s Ocean Rescue division chief, was riding with his wife, Elaine, on their tandem bicycle when they stopped to assist an unconscious cyclist in March. Photo provided

By Jan Engoren

Philip “Phil” Wotton is an unassuming fellow

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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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By Joe Capozzi

With a unanimous vote Nov. 29, the South Palm Beach Town Council extinguished the idea of including a fire station in plans for a new or renovated Town Hall. 
The vote was met with cheers from more than 20 residents who attended the m

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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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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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By Larry Barszewski

If you’re at the beach and you have a medical emergency, rescue crews say they will do what it takes to get you the help you need.
That’s not what Kim Jones experienced when she and a friend were snorkeling off the coast of Ocean

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By Jane Smith

A July medical emergency in the County Pocket has led to an updated mutual aid agreement and could lead to faster response times for life-threatening emergencies in that 16.5-acre enclave just south of Briny Breezes.

Boynton Beach and P

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