FPL seeks to charge customers $22 million more for nuclear reactors

FPL’s Turkey Point plant overlooks Biscayne Bay. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

The Palm Beach Post reports that “Florida Power & Light Co.’s quest to receive a federal license to build two new nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point Power Plant has experienced yet another delay, but the company wants to charge another $22 million in pre-licensing costs to customers in 2017 — a decade before the the reactors could be built … Click here to read more

Martin BCC re All Aboard Florida lobbyist: ‘There was never a conflict of interest…’

(Source: Treasure Coast Newspapers)

From Martin County BCC: “We have a long, trusted relationship with our lobbyists, including Ballard Partners. We retain Ballard Partners to work on other important issues for the County and we are proud of their proven track record, delivering success after success for the citizens of Martin County … Click here to read more

Martin County requests extension for comments for Army Corps permit for All Aboard Florida

Vintage WWII recruitment poster: "We clear the way / The Corps of Engineers / United States Army." The Army Corps of engineers served a wide range of functions including construction of bridges, roads, barracks, airfields, and depots as well as mine laying and removal, map production, water supply and sanitation. They also performed demolition and destruction operations when necessary.

Martin County joins Indian River County and Congressman Bill Posey in requesting a time extension for the comment period of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) permit application for the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF aka Brightline) high-speed passenger rail project. … Click here to read more

New owner of SNews/TCPalm offers $388M to buy Tribune chain: LA Times, Chicago Trib, 9 others

(Source: Herald Tribune)

From the Herald Tribune: “Newspaper publisher Gannett said today that it wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million. Gannett operates five newspapers in Florida including TCPalm in Stuart … Click here to read more

‘Tortured Tiger Woods is living as a sad recluse: Disgraced golfer’s depressing decline revealed’

(Source: Radar Online)

“‘Tiger Woods is living in self-imposed exile as a near-recluse in his massive Florida mansion, wiling away the endless days playing video games, behind the hot walls of his Jupiter Island compound,’ RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned … Click here to read more

Elected officials have next move on independent fire district in Martin

(Source: Emergency Management)

From Emergency Management: “An independent fire district would work in Martin County and possibly provide savings, according to a consultant. But whether a district ever is formed now rests in the hands of elected officials … Click here to read more

Public auction Thursday, Apr 28 @ 11:00 AM: Subway Hobe Sound closes its doors

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Selling the entire facility to the bare walls: 11770 SE Federal Highway Hobe Sound, Fl 33455 Preview @ 9:00 AM, Thursday April 28 … Click here to read more

Massive nuclear plant plan near Everglades delayed by court

(Source: FL Politics)

From FL Politics: “A massive nuclear plant expansion proposed by Florida Power & Light must be redone to meet environmental and other concerns near Everglades National Park, a state appeals court ruled. The 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami reversed a 2014 decision by Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet … Click here to read more

CBS Sports: Tiger Woods says farewell to Prince

(Source: CBS Sports)

From CBS Sports: “[Jupiter Island's] Tiger Woods tweeted on Friday about Prince: ‘I was lucky to have met and witnessed the most talented entertainer in history. Rest in peace my brotha’ … Click here to read more

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida: April 2016 update

CARE FL is a coalition of South Fl/Treasure Coast leaders/residents, concerned about safety and opposed to All Aboard Florida’s risky, high-speed passenger rail project.

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE) continues to actively pursue all possible legal, political and public communication channels to stop the ill-conceived All Aboard Florida (AAF) rail project that threatens the public safety and current way of life of communities throughout the Treasure Coast … Click here to read more

Mobile meth lab busted by Stuart Police

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The first officer on scene, K9 Officer Dan Kelsay approached a PT Cruiser and immediately noticed that this was a “Mobile Meth Lab”. Police ordered all of the occupants out of the vehicle. While exiting the vehicle, another suspect had a syringe in is hand and attempted to conceal it … Click here to read more