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By Charles Elmore
Debates about how to grapple with COVID-19’s receding but not extinguished risks are hardly producing lockstep policies among Palm Beach County’s southern coastal communities as they sort through a dizzying flurry of federal, state
By Mary Hladky
Southeastern Palm Beach County cities and towns are likely to receive a total of almost $50 million from the nearly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill approved by Congress on March 10.
The massive American Rescue Plan earmarks $130.2 bi
By Janis Fontaine
Is it too soon to call the coronavirus a gift?
For Charles Milling and millions of others, life slammed on its brakes a year a
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One year after the start of a global pandemic, I realize I’ve gone feral. No pedicures or facials, haircuts only on a friend’s patio, stuck at home paralyzed by fear of getting and spreading the disease to someone who might not survive.
I do venture
By Dan Moffett
Like other municipalities across the state, South Palm Beach is struggling to strike a balance that prevents government meetings from spreading COVID-19 while also ensuring they allow public access and transparency.
Shortly after the v
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I purchased the angel that sits atop our Christmas tree while on a trip to Mexico many years ago. She’s hammered tin with a painted face and poised to sing carols from a songbook clasped in her hands.
This year she’s going to take a break and sit on
By Christine Davis
With the novel coronavirus not abating, Chambers of Commerce report how they and their members are prepping for the holidays and tourist season. Here is how they are facing the challenges ahead:
Troy McLellan, CEO of the Boca Chamb
By Jane Smith
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the Boynton Beach & Delray Beach Holiday Boat Parade.
“How would we allow people to come out and safely watch the boat parade?” asked Michael Simon, executive director of the Boynt
By Mary Hladky
The City Council held the line on its tax rate this year, approving $3.68 per $1,000 of taxable property value that is unchanged from last year’s rate.
But the rate is 6.6% higher than the so-called rollback rate that would have generate
By Jane Smith
The pandemic claimed another victim when the Boynton Beach-Delray Beach h
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