Martin hires anti-rail group’s attorney to fight AAF

(Source: McDermott Will & Emory LLP)

From The Palm Beach Post: “Martin County commissioners intensified their fight against All Aboard Florida today, voting 4-1 to hire the same law firm that represents a local anti-rail group, Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida, in their fight against the private rail company’s express passenger trains. The commission agreed to pay attorney Steven Ryan … Click here to read more

Golf.com: Michael Jordan explores building super-private golf course in Hobe Sound

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“Frustrated with the pace of play at the Bear’s Club, Jordan has secured the option on a plot of land in Hobe Sound, just south of the luxe Medalist Golf Club, which counts Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler among its members … Click here to read more

People: Exclusive look at Burt Reynolds’ upcoming memoir

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“In his memoir ‘But Enough About Me’, screen legend [and longtime Martin County homeowner] Burt Reynolds tells about his life and and his famous loves, including Dinah Shore, Sally Field and ex-wife Loni Anderson. … Click here to read more

Mark your calendar, March 2: Residents unite to remind legislators of local priorities

The event will be held at Stuart's Memorial Park, 300

As Florida legislators travel to Tallahassee for the start of the 2015 session, concerned citizens, community and business leaders will gather in Stuart on Monday, March 2 at 10AM, Memorial Park, 300 SE Ocean Boulevard, to remind their state representatives of top concerns back home. … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: All Aboard Florida encouraging exploration of more stops

Rendering of All Aboard Florida station in West Palm Beach (Source: Palm Beach Post)

“All Aboard Florida is signaling its willingness to build additional stations between West Palm Beach and Orlando, offering to initiate ridership and environmental studies for communities that identify possible locations. Russell Roberts, vice president of government affairs for All Aboard Florida, spoke last Saturday during a special meeting of the Stuart City Commission … Click here to read more

ABC News: $100M settlement for hundreds in Florida tobacco lawsuits

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From ABC News: A $100 million settlement has been reached between three major tobacco companies and hundreds of people who sued them for smoking-related deaths and illnesses in Florida federal court. The tentative agreement announced Wednesday involves R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. … Click here to read more

Miss Martin County Fair crowned

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Jordan Bessette was recently crowned Miss Martin County Fair. The pageant is held annually on the opening night of the fair and this year’s contest had 12 young women competing for the crown, a partial college scholarship and the opportunity to go on to compete in the Miss Florida Teen USA contest. … Click here to read more

Dirty dining in Martin County: See how your favorite restaurants rate

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Search WPTV’s interactive restaurant inspections database to check inspection and disciplinary history of any local restaurant by county or restaurant name. For Treasure Coast reports, select Central East … Click here to read more

Martin Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying two women using stolen credit cards

(Source: MCSO)

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying the women in these photos.The two women used credit cards stolen from auto burglaries … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: AAF a ‘done deal?’ Maybe not.

Sally Swartz of The Palm Beach Post

The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz, sums up the latest on AAF: “Last week, two Treasure Coast governments pledged cash to fight All Aboard Florida, and a private group, Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida — a.k.a. CareFlorida LLC and, for check-writing purposes, CareFL, LLC — packed Stuart’s Lyric Theatre and revealed new plans … Click here to read more

100+ Martin County teachers rally against proposed cuts

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WPTV video: Teachers are accusing the Martin County School Board of breaking their promises. The two sides are in heated negotiations over a new contract. “We have more teachers that are on free and reduced lunch,” … Click here to read more