2015’s Best & Worst Cities for Florida Families: Palm City is Overall Best #4

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In order to identify those Florida cities that offer the best combination of family-friendly factors, WalletHub’s analysts compared 115 Florida cities across 21 key metrics. Palm City’s rankings were among the best in Lowest Divorce Rate and Lowest Percentage of Families Below Poverty Level … Click here to read more

All Aboard Florida could cost Martin County taxpayers $7.7 million by 2030

Florida East Coast Railroad crossing at Monterey Road, Stuart.

According to a memo provided today to the Martin County Board of County Commissioners by county staff, projected costs of licenses, repairs/rehabilitation, and land leases associated with the Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC), Flagler Development Corporation (Flagler) and the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF) high speed rail project could total $13.5 million by 2030 and $31.2 million by 2040. … Click here to read more

Syrian refugee vote divides Treasure Coast’s Murphy from most Dems seeking his seat

(Source: The Palm Beach Post)

From The Palm Beach Post: “Last week’s U.S. House vote to impose tighter restrictions on refugees from Syria offered a reminder of the challenge Democrats face as they seek a candidate with the crossover appeal of Rep. Patrick Murphy in a Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast swing district. … Click here to read more

Former page recalls the scandal surrounding Mark Foley, Martin’s resigned US Congressman

Foley engaged in sexually explicit instant message exchanges with multiple House pages, a revelation that helped Republicans lose their congressional majority in 2006, (Source: Politico)

Poltico recently published a report on the scandal that took down Mark Foley (R- FL 16), who served the Treasure Coast from 1995 until 2006. Foley resigned from Congress in 2006, acting on a request by the Republican Leadership after allegations surface that he had sent suggestive emails and sexually explicit instant messages to teenage boys … Click here to read more

Teen struck by train in Hobe Sound

(Source: Martin County Sheriff's Office)

The child, identified as Jordan Cook, was riding his bicycle near the train tracks along SE Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound, when he attempted to cross in front of an oncoming northbound Florida East Coast train … Click here to read more

What’s Florida’s ‘drunkest’ city? It’s on the Treasure Coast

(Source: Palm Beach Post)

“Website 24/7 Wall St. released a list of what it calls the ‘drunkest city’ in each state, and Florida’s entry is somewhat of a surprise,” according to The Palm Beach Post. “It’s not such famous party locales as Key West, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale or Daytona Beach. … Click here to read more

Golf.com: Tiger Woods on Forbes’ List of Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40


“Forbes released its inaugural America’s Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 List, and Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods ranked No. 26 with an estimated net worth of $700 million. Woods, who won’t be on the list again since he’ll turn 40 on Dec. 30, is the only athlete in the top 40. … Click here to read more

MCSO Fraud Alert: IRS Phone Scam


The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is alerting citizens to an IRS phone scam taking place in our area. A large number of residents have called to report that they are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be with the IRS … Click here to read more

Burt Reynolds names ‘a-holes’ in newly released book: Ex-wife Loni Anderson’s one of them

Hollywood icon and Hobe Sound resident Burt Reynolds (Source: Gossip Extra)

“Longtime Hobe Sound resident Burt Reynolds is ‘calling out the assholes’ he can’t forgive and is making amends for ‘being the asshole myself’ in his new memoir scheduled to be released November 17″, according to Gossip Extra. “At 79 and nearly broke, the former sex symbol penned But Enough About Me: A Memoir to set the record straight . Here’s a cringe-worthy excerpt: … Click here to read more

UPI: Gov. Scott says no to Syrian refugee relocations to Florida

In the wake of terror attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people, the governors of several U.S. states said they would oppose any plans by the U.S. government to relocate Syrian refugees in their states. (Source: UPI)

“On Monday, November 16, Florida Gov. Rick Scott wrote to congressional leaders asking them to stop the Obama administration from funding the relocation of Syrian refugees to the Sunshine State … Click here to read more

www.martin.fl.us: New county website begins Monday, November 16

New logo at www.martin.fl.us

Martin County releases its new website on Monday, November 16. County staff began the transition to the new site on Saturday, November 14: “Our aim is to have an accessible, informative and easy to use website … Click here to read more