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christine mang liked The Coastal Star's blog post Obituary: Donald Clayman
May 22
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May 20
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Highland Beach: Forgotten safety deposit box holds decades-old surprise
"Somebody was paying the annual rent on that deposit box.  The bank will kick you out ASAP if you don’t pay.  QUESTION: Didn’t anybody in HB town hall know that $200 bucks a year was being spent on this box?   Everyone…"
May 16
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Beaches to reopen with no residency restrictions
"Parking is like oxygen.  You cannot thrive without it.  Close the parking lot at Spanish River and enforce no parking on A1A.  If our neighbors from Dade and Broward want to come to our beaches, we welcome them.  Sadly, however,…"
May 16
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Along the Coast: Beaches to reopen with no residency restrictions

By Mary HladkyPalm Beach County commissioners voted 5-2 on May 15 to reopen county beaches on Monday, May 18.But in a significant change from a May 8 preliminary commission decision, beach use will not be restricted to county residents.The county can legally prevent residents of other counties from using its beaches, County Attorney Denise Nieman said. But she recommended against doing so because many of the county’s beaches have received grants for beach restoration and other improvements. The…See More
May 15
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post On the Water: Kingfish reign this time of year
"Kind of reminds me of Hemingway.  Check out the vape pen in his hand.  I’m going boating with him...."
May 13
Hobart Gapp liked The Coastal Star's blog post Ocean Ridge: Inlet Park still closed for fishing
May 13
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: County takes a step to reopen beaches; restaurant rules are lifted
"If we keep the beaches closed, keep the restaurants closed, don’t let people get haircuts or go to the movies, the economy can’t recover. If the economy doesn’t recover, the opposition party is hoping they can win the White…"
May 13
Fred Sundin liked The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: County takes a step to reopen beaches; restaurant rules are lifted
May 8
Rodrigo Griesi commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: County takes a step to reopen beaches on May 18
"thanks for sharing the news!"
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Rodrigo Griesi liked The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: County takes a step to reopen beaches on May 18
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Along the Coast: County takes a step to reopen beaches; restaurant rules are eased

A Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy tells beach-goers in South Palm Beach of restricted beach access on March 21. Tim Stepien/The Coastal StarBy Mary HladkyPalm Beach County commissioners, by a 4-3 margin, voted to reopen the county's beaches to county residents on May 18.The May 8 decision is preliminary, with the commission agreeing to meet again on May 15 to finalize…See More
May 8
Kimberlee Duke Pompeo liked The Coastal Star's blog post Delray Beach: Restoring the Gold Coast
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Boca Raton: Boaters are no-shows at this year's Boca Bash
"Look like armed swat teams to keep citizens from boating.  Absolutely the best use of our resources.  I’m sure many many elderly people with severely compromised immune systems were getting ready to party on the lake in their…"
Apr 28
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Ocean Ridge: Inlet Park still closed for fishing
"Fishing in the inlet causes covid?  That is laughable.  Who put these people in charge of our lives and livelihoods?  They are nothing but satisficers who make things worse, not better.  "
Apr 28

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Delray Beach: Reclaimed water project was mismanaged, city admits

Posted on May 20, 2020 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

By Jane Smith

The city’s reclaimed water program, spawned in 2006 with the intent to stop the spewing of millions of gallons of wastewater into the ocean each year, was haunted from the beginning by mismanagement and lack of oversight, City Manager George Gretsas said on May 5.



“There was negligence and a lot of things that should not have happened,” Gretsas told Delray Beach city commissioners at their virtual meeting. “The mismanagement is very…

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Letter to the Editor: Swimmer laments halt to beach exercise regimen

Posted on May 20, 2020 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Friday, May 1, was a beautiful morning. The ocean was radiantly supercharged from the rainstorm the preceding afternoon and crystal-clear smooth from a cool, offshore breeze. How well I know and love these weather metrics!



Under normal circumstances, I would have pursued my swimming regimen: 350 strokes freestyle out, float, pause, somersault in about 10 feet of water a half-dozen times, 350 strokes parallel to the shore and then back to sun dry on a beach towel. Then I…

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Letter to the Editor: Mayor asks Ocean Ridge residents to stay vigilant

Posted on May 20, 2020 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

While many of us could choose to live anywhere in the world, we chose to live in Ocean Ridge because it is a small, welcoming and tightknit community. We love the beach, we love interacting with our neighbors, we love our freedom and we love our police force and safety.



I ask that we embrace these strong core values as we continue to transition to our “new normal.”



We have pulled together as a community. We have made meals and regularly check on our…

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Ocean Ridge: Misdemeanor conviction to stay on Lucibella’s record

Posted on May 20, 2020 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

By Steve Plunkett

Businessman and magazine publisher Richard Lucibella has lost his courtroom quest to be cleared of all charges resulting from a backyard dustup with police in 2016 when he was the town’s vice mayor.



The 4th District Court of Appeal affirmed without comment Lucibella’s February 2019 conviction of…

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