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Vernon J. Spradling commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Editor’s Note: How we approach election coverage
"Very good notes on this. It is a pity that in the case of local elections it is impossible to obtain such objective and complete information for a decision."
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Vernon J. Spradling commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: How Sewage Flows
"In fact, this is a very important issue not only in regions with difficult access to water resources. So it is worth optimizing the process of using available water"
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"Janis, You captured the heart of Holly House.  It is a wonderful place to be. "
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Brian Stenz commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Cities rush to fix aging sewer systems
"Please include research on how these new treatment technologies will remove emerging contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, prior to dumping effluents. If coastal communities are going to install new or upgrade, might as well do it right. "
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RICHARD MYERLY commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Boca Raton: Hotel-condo developer offers to buy Ocean Strand for $67.5 million
"There was a extensive study in the mid to late 80's on putting a marina on the intercostal waterway on Ocean Strand Ave.  It was rejected quickly. The reasons were the turtle grass and depth of the lake.  Additionally the  there…"
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Delray Beach: Gretsas gets commission nod for city manager

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 2:09pm 0 Comments

By Jane Smith

City commissioners selected Homestead City Manager George Gretsas to the same job in Delray Beach on Oct. 1 with the hope that he will bring much-needed stability to City Hall.

Gretsas, who will be Delray’s fourth new city manager in six years, will start Jan. 1 at a salary of $265,000, a 23% increase over his…

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Season Preview: Cultural Guide

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

The cultural season has returned with concerts, theatrical productions,

art exhibitions and other events that enrich each day. Be sure to see what’s on tap

in the ArtsPaper season preview:

Season Preview…

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Editor’s Note: Seeking a better option than plastic for paper deliveries

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

Plastic is everywhere.

I walk the beach most mornings and pick it up all along the way. I pull bottle caps and fast-food cups out of my front hedge with some regularity. The amount of discarded plastic I see is overwhelming.

This summer on a family vacation we visited Connecticut and Rhode Island and found ourselves impressed with how many places have banned single-use plastics. I figured many people would be upset with not…

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Coastal Star: Junior League led Boca mom to embrace life as volunteer

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 1:44pm 0 Comments

Amy Kazma, honorary chairwoman of the Woman Volunteer of the Year luncheon, sits with her cockapoo Remy, 10, and mini Australian shepherd Spartacus, 6. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Margie Plunkett



Amy Kazma of Boca Raton recently became an empty nester, but she has…

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