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12369402893?profile=RESIZE_710xManalapan Town Attorney Keith Davis (center) provides new commissioners and staff with coaching on the restrictions and rules they face. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

13 newcomers set to govern as fight against disclosure law takes shape

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By Anne Geggis

A special magistrate is expected to rule Feb. 20 on whether Ocean Ridge’s new beach sign ordinance is too vague for enforcement due to the beach’s shifting sands.

Also at issue: Does a sign printed on both sides amount to two signs or

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By Anne Geggis

The Ocean Ridge Town Commission has five seats, but January’s meeting brought to 10 the number of commissioners who have sat on the dais in the past year.

Ainar Aijala Jr. and David Hutchins were sworn into office to replace Commission

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12368605652?profile=RESIZE_710xOcean Ridge Garden Club members (l-r) Julia Walker, Sallie Howell with her dog Fishbone, Elisa Garcia, Britt Flanagan, Susan Holtz, Deborah Land, Cheryl MacGuidwin and Carolyn Cassidy celebrated Arbor Day by overseeing the planting of a native marlbe

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12345048894?profile=RESIZE_710xThe red outlines show the beach access and slice of roadway property that some Tropical Drive residents were able to acquire adjacent to the white-roofed Turtle Beach condo complex. SOURCE: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

By Jane Musgrave

When

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You won’t see any “year in review” stories or photos in this January edition. It’s not that they aren’t interesting, it’s just that I’m a Capricorn — always looking forward. The coming year interests me far more than the one in the rearview mirror. S

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By Larry Barszewski

When Ocean Ridge’s full-time building official resigned at the end of February, the town scrambled to contract with a company that handles municipal inspections to take over the duties on an emergency basis.

It took two tries, but

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By Steve Plunkett                                                                                                

The year 2023 was not a good one for the nonprofit group originally founded to support the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton.

Th

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By Joel Engelhardt

As Palm Beach County’s population grows, the share of public beaches for every resident drops.

And that makes it hard for the county to meet its target to have 0.18 acres of developed beach access for every 1,000 residents.

In fact

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