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Some materials that contractors pick up on Hypoluxo Island likely don’t belong in the recycling bins. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Larry Barszewski

For the first time in two years, Palm Beach County cities and towns are receiving a divi

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On Nov. 8, Lantana’s public beach was scoured by a heavy storm. This shows the beach south of the Imperial House. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Mary Thurwachter

Lantana’s public beach is sand-starved, and a plan spearheaded by the town of Palm Bea

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By Janis Fontaine

Soon greetings of “Merry Christmas” will echo through malls and churches, schools and neighborhoods. But some of our neighbors may be coming to terms with the loss of a loved one this Christmas. How will they navigate the first Chri

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By Charles Elmore

Big changes in federal flood insurance are lowering bills for some but triggering sticker shock for others, agents say — such as the buyer of a Delray Beach commercial property who was quoted a $16,400 annual premium after the previ

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By Mary Thurwachter

The Lantana Town Council voted during its Oct. 11 meeting to spend more than $400,000 over the next five years for communication center equipment.
“The initial cost is $280,000 for all the equipment and installation,” Police Chief

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By Mary Thurwachter

With construction nearly complete, an Aldi grocery store is set to open in a month at Water Tower Commons. It will be the development’s first retail store and is one of 100 Aldis opening this year across the country.
“We are excit

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By Rich Pollack

Residents planning to run for elected office in most March 2022 municipal elections will discover that paperwork is required to be filed earlier than in years past — thanks in part to a request from the county’s supervisor of election

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By Joel Engelhardt

The population of the six barrier island towns of South County grew at an 11.7% pace over the past 10 years, a slightly lower rate than the county as a whole, census 2020 figures show.
The four larger municipalities with barrier is

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A heavy rain and high tides on Sept. 21 challenged all of the swales on Hypoluxo Island, including the rocky one that Patrick McGeehin created in his yard. Water was much deeper on some parts of the island’s drive. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

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Rabbi Leibel Stolik from Chabad of South Palm Beach performs the Tashlich ceremony, which traditionally takes place on the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

9620342853?profile=RESIZE_710xThe rabbi reads from the Torah with some of his family and members of the Chabad d

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9381293496?profile=RESIZE_710xA1A is lined with condos in Boca Raton, where 77% of barrier island condos are 40 years or older. While the City Council considers a measure to inspect buildings taller than three stories 30 years after construction, the League of Cities is pursuing

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The Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment study included key findings for each of the municipalities participating in the project, along with a list of buildings threatened. This is a partial list of the findings.

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81% of commercial proper

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9381142488?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Rich Pollack

Crime in the small towns of coastal South Palm Beach County remained low in 2020, thanks in large part to a reduction in burglaries that could be attributed to more people staying home during the pandemic.
The number of serious crime

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