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By Rich Pollack

As Highland Beach leaders methodically move toward starting a town-operated fire department, they know that some skeptics believe they might be in over their heads.
Their message back: Don’t underestimate us.
“I think people will be s

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By Dan Moffett

The hard feelings and divisions that grew out of the March election are festering within the Ocean Ridge Town Commission.
During a contentious and sometimes angry three-hour meeting on May 3, the commission fought over filling a seat o

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By Dan Moffett

Three commission candidates in Ocean Ridge found a lot of common ground when they squared off against each other during an hourlong election forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County on Feb. 7.
They all oppose

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Candidate profiles compiled by Steven J. Smith

Related Story: Commission candidates talk sea rise strategy at forum

One three-year term and a partial one-year term are contested this time around for the Ocean Ridge Town Commission. The top vote get

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7960824668?profile=originalA sign language interpreter, inset, is a temporary solution for streaming meetings live until Highland Beach officials can fix technical difficulties. Highland Beach Town Commission

By Rich Pollack

For almost four months, Highland Beach residents hav

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By Rich Pollack

    Hampered by the need for Town Commission approval for many actions and by Florida’s Sunshine Law, members of Highland Beach’s Beaches and Shores Committee are asking that the group be dissolved as an official town board in order to

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By Rich Pollack

    Should Highland Beach disband its Code Enforcement Board and use a special magistrate to hear cases?
    Would the town’s Beaches and Shores Committee become a club rather than an official board appointed by the Town Commission?
  

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By Dan Moffett

    One of the first orders of business for newly elected Mayor Keith Waters is brokering peace between members of the La Coquille Club and the Eau Palm Beach Spa & Resort.
    For months, some members have complained to the Town Commiss

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7960718461?profile=originalWilliam Thrasher and his wife, Phyllis, laugh at the oversized key Gulf Stream police presented him

at his retirement party. The Thrashers bought a Winnebago to tour parks across the country and lost the keys.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Steve Pl

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7960712100?profile=originalNew Commissioner Elyse Riesa takes her oath of office at Town Hall on March 23,

assisted by Deputy Town Clerk Lanelda Gaskins.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

    When Highland Beach commissioners decided to break with years of tradition

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By Dan Moffett

    Ocean Ridge commissioners have decided to let the voters choose who should fill the seat vacated by former Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella, who resigned in December after prosecutors filed three charges against him stemming from an all

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