WPTV: Martin County Commission holds off banning alcohol on the beach, setting park hours

(Source: WPTV)

Commissioners voted to hold off on a move that would have banned alcohol on beaches and in causeway parks, in addition to setting hours for those places.The issue has polarized residents in the county … Click here to read more

Céline Dion holds husband’s hand in death

(Source: The National Enquirer)

From The National Enquirer: “[Jupiter Island homeowner] Céline Dion took center stage in Vegas for a final mournful goodbye to her late husband René Angélil — after the 73-year-old manager succumbed to cancer Jan. 16. And René’s family was still able to hold his hand … Click here to read more

Commissioners reaffirm commitment to fighting All Aboard Florida

The Martin County Board of County Commissioners just voted unanimously to support continued funding to fight All Aboard Florida. (Source: CARE FL)

Today, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners vigorously and unanimously recommitted financial resources for the continued fight against the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF) rail project. … Click here to read more

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida: Call to Action before Feb 9 Martin Commission meeting


“CARE FL needs your help as soon as possible. It is imperative that each concerned citizen sends an email to the Martin County Board of Commissioners, expressing your support for additional funding to fight the All Aboard Florida project. The Martin County Commission will be meeting on Feb. 9. Decisions will be made on additional funding to protect residents. … Click here to read more

BCC Agenda item seeks more money to fight AAF


From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting features an update on the battle against All Aboard Florida that includes a request for additional public funding to prevent the invasion of our community by 32 passenger trains and 20 or more freight trains each day. Most of the funding requests are necessary to carry on a successful battle … Click here to read more

Avoid Contact Advisory: High enteric bacteria levels at Roosevelt and Leighton Park Bridges, Sandsprit Park


Samples collected on Monday, February 1st and Wednesday, February 3rd are above acceptable levels at the Leighton Park Bridge, Roosevelt Bridge, and now Sandsprit Park. The advisory to avoid contact with the water in these areas is in effect. … Click here to read more

Florida is at high risk for the Zika virus


From Vox Science and Health: “In Florida, 12 individuals have tested positive for the Zika virus — the mosquito-borne disease that’s currently raging across Central and South America. Dengue fever — sometimes called ‘breakbone’ fever for its intensity … took hold in Martin County, on Florida’s Atlantic coast in 2013. Twenty-eight people were infected there … Click here to read more

Tiger Woods says No to Honda Classic

(Source: Jose Lambiet's Gossip Extra)

From Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra: “For the second year in a row, golfer Tiger Woods will not be playing in The Honda Classic, the late February tournament in Palm Beach Gardens that Woods considers to be his home turf. Jupiter Island resident Woods, who just turned 40 … Click here to read more

Martin County would rearrange emergency service to mitigate All Aboard Florida dangers

Florida East Coast Railway bridge over the St. Lucie River, Stuart (Source: bridgehunter.com)

From Mass Transit Magazine: “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office likely would rearrange its zones of service to provide lifesaving services on both sides of the railroad tracks should All Aboard Florida begin Brightline passenger rail service through the Treasure Coast. Sheriff William Snyder has long decried the dangers … Click here to read more

PBPost: Negron’s Lake O emergency measure splits Senate budget leaders

(Source: Palm Beach Post)

“Sen. Joe Negron, a powerful Stuart Republican who is slated to become the Senate president in November, offered an amendment to the Senate’s proposed budget to expand a water-storage project. The money would be used to expand what is known as the Caulkins ‘water farming’ pilot project, which involves pumping water onto fallow, privately owned citrus land in Martin County. … Click here to read more

WPEC: Gas leak closes Kanner Highway


“Martin County deputies closed Kanner Highway – near I-95 exit 101 – in nearly every direction after road crews who were expanding a turning lane broke a gas line. Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports that this closure is causing very heavy traffic back-ups. Please avoid the area … Click here to read more