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

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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

Former White House economist: All Aboard Florida doomed to financial failure

CARE FL is a coalition created by a group of concerned community leaders, organizations and neighbors in South Florida and the Treasure Coast that oppose the currently proposed rail expansion.

From heraldonline.com: “All Aboard Florida (AAF) will likely generate losses of $100 million annually, according to a new economic analysis by a former White House economist. The report, which was commissioned by Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida … Click here to read more

Martin County’s 2014 Annual Report available to citizens

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Copies of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners’ 2014 Annual Report are available to the public at all Martin County Library System branches and in the lobby of the Martin County Administrative Center, located at 2401 SE Monterey Road in Stuart. The publication is also available online … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff: Man shot in head over stolen marijuana, two suspects charged

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A 27-year-old man remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, broken neck, and broken bones following a violent incident, that two suspects say was prompted over stolen marijuana. Patrick Nelson, of Superior Wisconsin, was staying at the Jensen Beach Club in Jensen Beach … Click here to read more

WPTV video: Indian River County Commission joins Martin for $4M All Aboard Florida fight

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“The Martin County and Indian River County Commissions both voted Tuesday to put money towards efforts to stop All Aboard Florida from running high speed trains through the Treasure Coast. ‘This is a totally arrogant and corrupt project,’ said Martin County Commissioner Anne Scott … Click here to read more