After Eta’s deluges, Floridians looking for all the help they can get
We are a local newspaper. Our focus is on a 20-mile stretch of coastal southern Palm Beach County. Our mission is local. We don’t write about presidential elections, state or county elections.
Outside of the office you might hear us voice opi
Our “Village by the Sea” is being placed at risk by Delray Resolution 71-015, unanimously adopted by the City Commission in December.
The resolution commits the city to a 3,000-mile “urban Appalachian Trail” that connects 15 states along the
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
Is Delray Beach sure it wants an “Urban Appalachian Trail”?
If you have ever been on the actual Appalachian Trail, you would find that the users are hardy, backpacking, great folks who live in tents/sleeping bags, dig holes for latrines, eat p
In your last issue, I read a letter submitted by Ed Harris of the National Humane Society. In it he suggests that the collection of ivory is a barbaric, horrendous and shameful hobby that should be ended.
It is well-known that his group is at
There are few places left in southern Palm Beach County where you can see the Atlantic Ocean. Private homes and condos block most of the views. Only along the public beach in Delray Beach, in spots where sea grapes have been trimmed along Boca Ra
Water jugs frozen. Check.
Cash from the ATM. Check.
Gas for the generator. Check.
We were prepared for Tropical Storm (or maybe Hurricane) Erika. Then after days of blowing (and raining) through the Caribbean, she hit the mountains of
We make mistakes. We try really hard not to, but they happen.
Sometimes we can’t fit all of the information into a story that people think we should, and sometimes the way we say things makes readers think one thing when that’s not what we we
As a co-defendant in the town of Gulf Stream’s recent RICO lawsuit, I would like to set the record straight. The town initiated this action for one purpose — to censor, intimidate and silence its critics.
I have been very careful to make sure
In mid-July, Lantana town crews began working on a water problem along Dixie Highway, near the northern town limits. I understand it had to do with a nonfunctioning fire hydrant.
As a result, East View Street experienced diminished water servi
I’ve lived on the barrier island for more than 30 years. I’m a big fan of home rule and local government. I enjoy being able to pick up the phone and talk with someone I know when I call Town Hall. I like it when police officers wave while I’m ou
The recent article, “City/CRA shared-goals meeting takes a turn toward showdown” was more gossip-like than the journalistic quality your readers have come to expect.
First, a made-up “rift” (between city and CRA) that does not exist cannot “c
The June Coastal Star cover story on the infamous Chillingworth murders took me back to my childhood, when I vividly remember reading an account of this horrific crime in “The Justice Story” of the New York Daily News. As an impressionable youngs
Thank you to Lona O’Connor for writing the piece, “Bathroom is flush with creative campaign for colon health,” about Wendy and Jamie Greenhut and their efforts to raise awareness regarding inflammatory bowel diseases.
I was diagnosed with ulc
I have followed with interest the planned development around the Mizner on the Green site in Boca Raton, where the owner, El Ad National Properties, has proposed to replace this outdated 244-unit project and reportedly seek discretionary height i
The public is rightly concerned about how much more freight traffic there will be on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks with the opening of a deeper port in Miami and the widening of the Panama Canal.
With the revitalization and rejuvenatio
While I have always found Rich Pollack to be a very competent reporter, I take issue with his article, “Manager steps down after negative IG report.” It is misleading and doesn’t address reasons for Kathleen Weiser’s departure. Many Highland Beac
Your editorial and article on waste plastics in the ocean and on the beaches were very interesting and do not reflect well on our stewardship of the beaches and the oceans.
Many people would argue that these materials will last “forever,” howe
The December issue of The Coastal Star told a terrible tale about the acrid racial segregation that ruled in Florida throughout the 1950s. A lot of us are old enough to remember how vicious the hold of bigotry was in those years. We certainly do.
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