How it happened: Greg Norman tells BBC that he ‘had premonition’ about chainsaw accident

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Golfer Greg Norman told BBC that he “‘had a premonition’ about the chainsaw accident in which he nearly lost his left hand. He injured himself cutting some tree branches on Saturday afternoon at his property in Jupiter Island. Norman said he calmly pulled a mobile phone from his back pocket, called his wife … Click here to read more

Siemens to build All Aboard Florida passenger trains

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Global Rail News reports that Siemens will initially supply five trainsets, consisting of two dual-mode locomotives and four cars, for the Miami-West Palm Beach section of the route.The trains will be built in Sacramento and maintained at depots in West Palm Beach and Orlando International Airport. … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff’s Office: Burglary alert for Miles Grant Community

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The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents in the Miles Grant Community, off of Cove Road, about several occupied burglaries which occurred over the weekend. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating at least four burglaries that took place overnight after homeowners retired for the evening. … Click here to read more

Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman recovering from chain saw accident on Jupiter Island

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TCPalm reports that “Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand. ‘Thank God the blade wasn’t running full speed or it would have taken my hand off,’ Norman said. Norman, the Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur, was cutting back trees … Click here to read more

Boaters lead fight against All Aboard Florida: Waiting at a drawbridge? Horrors

Miami Herald columnist Fred Grimm

From longtime Miami Herald columnist Fred Grimm: “Boaters, lacking a sense of irony, are leading the fight against All Aboard Florida. They worry that a Miami-to-Orlando passenger train service, as it crosses drawbridges over the New River in Fort Lauderdale, the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter and the St. Lucie River in Stuart, might inconvenience yachties … Click here to read more

Stuart commission mulls medical marijuana clinic regulations

Many Florida communities are planning for the possible passage of Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana. (Source: TCPalm)

“Although Florida voters won’t decide on medical marijuana until the November election, Stuart is already adopting its own regulations of marijuana clinics,” according to TCPalm. “The City Commission on Wednesday unanimously gave initial approval … Click here to read more

Former Martin Downs County Club owner offers $90 million for Atlantic City’s Revel Casino

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NJBiz reports: “A Florida developer [Glen Straub, a former owner of Martin Downs County Club] has offered $90 million to buy Revel Casino Hotel, the failed $2.4 billion megaresort in Atlantic City that closed last week after failing to ever turn a profit. It’s not clear if Straub intends to reopen Revel as a casino … Click here to read more

NEW: CodeRed Emergency Notification System, severe weather warnings now available for Martin

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Martin County Fire Rescue has announced a new public Emergency Notification System called CodeRed. This allows Emergency Management personnel to send Public Safety messages, evacuation notices, and other timely warnings, by phone, text, and/or email. … Click here to read more

Tiger Woods Foundation Hosts STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Conference

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CBS reports that more than 300 parents and students are expected to attend a one-day career and college conference, September 20, hosted by the Tiger Woods Foundation. The foundation’s learning center campus model at Murray Middle School in Stuart opened in September 2011 and has served more than 500 students. … Click here to read more

Coast Guard grants Murphy request to hold local hearings on All Aboard Florida

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

Following the request made by U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) for the U.S. Coast Guard to hold hearings throughout the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches regarding the maritime impact of the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF) project, the Coast Guard announced they will be holding two public comment meetings in Florida’s 18th District as well as conducting a navigation survey … Click here to read more

FL Conservation Coalition urges Congress to vote no on legislatio​n to weaken Clean Water Act

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The Florida Conservation Coalition has requested that members of Florida’s congressional delegation vote against House Resolution 5078, the “Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.” To read the full FCC letter and to contact your congressperson … Click here to read more