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By Mary Hladky

Frustrated municipal officials are pressing state legislators to give them the power to regulate the use of plastic bags and Styrofoam containers.
They want to take action to protect the environment, but a 2008 state law prevents them f

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By Jane Smith and Dan Moffett

Three South County beaches will be restored this season with nearly 800,000 cubic yards of sand, costing $13.66 million.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois, will dredge the sand offshore and then coat t

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By Dan Moffett

With the help of next-door neighbor Palm Beach, the town of South Palm Beach has a chance to begin a beach renourishment project by early next year.
“I would imagine we’d probably plan on the month of April,” Robert Weber, Palm Beach’s

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By Dan Moffett

After Palm Beach County abruptly pulled out of a plan to stabilize her town’s eroding shoreline in February, South Palm Beach Mayor Bonnie Fischer said she was determined to find another option.
Now Fischer says she’s working on the de

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7960774495?profile=originalTaiko drummers pound out music for the Japanese New Year at the Morikami Museum. Photo provided

This is the first in an occasional series about traditions that accompany the start of a new year.

By Janis Fontaine

Happy 2018, everyone!
New Year’s is o

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Paddling the habitats of Lake Worth Lagoon

7960720501?profile=originalMangrove islands and breakwaters of the Snook Islands Natural Area —

islands built by Palm Beach County to improve water quality and wildlife habitat.

Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course is at left.

Photo by Pa

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By Dan Moffett

    Recent advances in technology could enable Ocean Ridge to move forward with a plan to install license plate recognition cameras along State Road A1A without the blessing of the Florida Department of Transportation.
    Ocean Ridge Po

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7960589894?profile=originalOne of the oceanside cabanas at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa.

Photo provided

By Steve Pike

    There was a time — not that long ago — when hotels and resorts along the beach had a “slow” season. The snowbirds were gone and the locals stayed home. Th

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7960566655?profile=originalDr. Acey Albert, primary care physician, at his office in Palm Beach.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Linda Haase

    When Dr. Acey Albert volunteers at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, he works in makeshift conditions: The medical tent is pi

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