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7960733655?profile=originalThe path runs the length of Highland Beach on the west side of A1A and needs repairs. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

    Highland Beach’s aging 3-mile walking path could become safer, more attractive and even more durable if town commis

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By Rich Pollack

    After months of lobbying by town officials and at least one persistent resident, Highland Beach’s efforts to improve pedestrian safety at crosswalks have prompted a Florida Department of Transportation decision to implement enhance

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    May and early June have been a busy time for driving obstacles.
    In Ocean Ridge there have been lane restrictions because of painting and repairs on both the Woolbright and Ocean Avenue bridges, combined with stop-and-start traffic caused by F

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By Rich Pollack

    Town commissioners are hoping a few qualified residents can help them determine the look and scope of a long-discussed enhancement to Highland Beach’s walking path, which is more than 3 miles long.
    For years, town leaders have

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Along the Coast: On Camera

Delray brings new license plate

scanners to barrier island

7960713474?profile=originalDelray Beach officer Anthony Sala speaks with a driver pulled over when a license plate recognition camera

(shown below) alerted him to an expired tag.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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By Rich Pollack

    Highland Beach Town Commissioner Carl Feldman wants to make sure a large chunk of county-owned property at the south end of town known as Milani Park doesn’t become Milani parking lot.
    Feldman, who is running for mayor in March

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By Rich Pollack

    Efforts by at least one Highland Beach resident and town leaders to improve pedestrian safety at crosswalks on State Road A1A appear to be paying off.
    Last month, consultants hired by the Florida Department of Transportation co

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By Rich Pollack

    Thinking of crossing Atlantic Avenue or State Road A1A in the middle of the block or of riding your bicycle in traffic with earphones on?
    If so, you may want to think again, because police officers in Delray Beach will be out in

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By Dan Moffett

    Briny Breezes residents will look back on 2016 as the year their town strengthened its ties with Boynton Beach.
     In June, the Briny Breezes Town Council approved a 12-year fire-rescue contract with Boynton Beach, extending a lon

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The Police Department’s new message board cost about $16,000 and was paid for by the nonprofit

Highland Beach Police Foundation. Besides its message capabilities, the unit can measure

vehicle numbers and speeds at various times, helping the departme

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By Rich Pollack

    Highland Beach residents living on one of the town’s six publicly owned side streets off State Road A1A are welcome to attend a public information forum on the upcoming water main replacement project that will impact their neighbor

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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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By Rich Pollack

    Plans to sprinkle license plate recognition cameras throughout the barrier island, derailed more than a year ago when the state refused to allow them on its rights of way, are getting new life thanks to advanced technology.
    Now

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By Dan Moffett

    Prospects dimmed for a barrier island fire district as officials from six coastal communities dug deeper into a consultant’s feasibility study last month.
    The preliminary report from Robert Finn, a manager with Texas-based Matrix

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By Rich Pollack

    John Boden was driving south on State Road A1A after dark and approaching a pedestrian crosswalk a few months ago when he happened to see the silhouettes of two women and four children in the headlights of a northbound car.
    Dre

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By Rich Pollack

    Efforts to educate motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in parts of coastal Palm Beach County about the importance of sharing the road appear to be paying off.
    During a weeklong, stepped-up enforcement effort along State Road

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By Rich Pollack

    Advances in technology are helping to breathe new life into plans by local law enforcement agencies to install license-plate recognition cameras along State Road A1A, despite a Florida Department of Transportation ban against placi

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By Rich Pollack
 
    Motorists traveling along State Road A1A in southern Palm Beach County from March 7 to 13 may be seeing more flashing emergency lights as the South Florida Safe Roads Task Force conducts another in a series of concentrated educati

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