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By Joel Engelhardt

The Aug. 23 primary whittled the field in three state Legislature races critical to residents of coastal South County.
10800218480?profile=RESIZE_400xIn the closest race, Highland Beach Commissioner Peggy Gossett-Seidman defeated newcomer Christina DuCasse with

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10746311056?profile=RESIZE_710xA leatherback hatchling makes its way into the ocean in Boca Raton after a release by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Joe Capozzi

Walk along the beach at Red Reef Park in Boca Raton and it’s hard to miss evidence

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10746248865?profile=RESIZE_710xTown Clerk Erika Petersen chats with a patron at Manalapan’s J. Turner Moore Memorial Library. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

 

Behind the Books: Librarians open up about ever-expanding services to community

 

By Larry Barszewski

The Manalapan and Gulf

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10746158866?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Joel Engelhardt

The party activist who said she instigated the local Republican Party’s censure of state Rep. Mike Caruso faces him for the Republican nomination for state House in the newly drawn District 87.
A Highland Beach commissioner who has

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By Joe Capozzi

South Palm Beach officials are getting a head start exploring options for drinking water after the town’s franchise agreement with West Palm Beach expires in 2030.
One alternative, outlined in a recent water supply evaluation, is to ge

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By Mary Hladky

Taxable values of Palm Beach County properties have surged more than any year since 2006.
That year, countywide taxable values jumped by a whopping 23%. The Great Recession halted the meteoric rise, with the county experiencing signifi

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Republicans from Boca Raton to South Palm Beach will head to the polls Aug. 23 to pick candidates for two Florida House seats and one Senate seat in unfamiliar districts — the result of voting maps that were redrawn this year after the 2020 Census.
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By Mary Hladky

After years of steady growth, the taxable values of Palm Beach County properties have surged in a reflection of the white-hot real estate market and a spike in new construction.
 All southeast county municipalities saw impressive gains,

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By Joe Capozzi

South Palm Beach officials are taking tours of the West Palm Beach water treatment plant to gain a better understanding of the quality of the town’s drinking water supply. 
Council members Ray McMillan and Monte Berendes took separate

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10249291461?profile=RESIZE_710xBoca Raton (above) and Highland Beach are the only two municipalities in Palm Beach County to require inspections of older condominium buildings. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

More local rules likely after bill dies in Legislature

By Joel Engelhardt

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Meet Your Neighbor: Ellie Hart

10249058092?profile=RESIZE_710xEllie Hart loves the access to the ocean from her South Palm Beach condo, but her real passion is teaching the Mental Health First Aid course as a volunteer at the Alpert Jewish Family Services Center in West Palm Beach. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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10249042853?profile=RESIZE_710xA hand-size hole in the parking garage. Photo provided

By Joe Capozzi

A South Palm Beach condo has been cited for code violations related to an eroding sea wall, including holes that allow ocean water to spray into the ground-floor parking garage dur

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