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Gannett's headquarters in McLean, VA (Source: Florida Today)

From Florida Today: “Gannett, the publishing company that owns USA Today, Florida Today and media businesses in more than 90 local markets, said it has agreed to buy Journal Media Group for about $280 million … Florida properties acquired are the Treasure Coast Newspapers based in Stuart and … Click here to read more

Former youth pastor at The Grace Place charged with enticement of a minor over the internet

Mobley mugshot

From The Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida: A former youth pastor at The Grace Place in Stuart was charged with enticing a minor over the internet, to engage in sexual activity. … Click here to read more

PBPost: Will proposed upscale ‘row houses’ benefit whole Hobe Sound community?

HS Village

From award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger, Sally Swartz: “A newly proposed gated community of 92 upscale ‘row houses,’ priced from the high $200,000s to the middle $300,000s, has south Martin County residents talking. The townhouses would be built between U.S. 1 and the predominately African-American neighborhood of Banner Lake … Click here to read more

Stuart Jet Center gets new building to be used for aviation training


The new building will be used by Sikorsky for aviation training services, according to … Click here to read more

MSN: Why this private passenger rail faces heavy opposition

"There's a historical irony to these communities' opposition to passenger rail--it was Flagler's and other passenger trains, after all, that enabled Florida's development in the first place. AAF's station in Miami, in fact, will be located on the same land where Flagler's Miami Grand Central Station once stood." (Source: MSN)

“If it stays on track for a 2016 opening, All Aboard Florida will be the first private passenger railroad line built in the U.S. in decades. But the project has its detractors–a coalition of quiet communities along the route who question its safety, its impact on quality of life, and the ethics and motivation behind its financing. Based in the Treasure Coast region … … Click here to read more

October 6: ‘Spell-binding’ Board of County Commissioners’ agenda


From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s Martin County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting features an unusually light agenda that should give Commissioners and the public a welcome break from wrestling with weighty and controversial issues. So let’s take a moment to consider spelling … Click here to read more

#149 on Forbes 400 is Jupiter Islander

(Source: Forbes)

J. Christopher Reyes, 61, of Jupiter Island, is married with four children. He is ranked at No.149 and worth about $3.8 billion. He and his brother, Jude, oversee global food and beer distributor Reyes Holdings. Earlier this year the company signed a deal with Coca-Cola … Click here to read more

Burt Reynolds pays off divorce debt to ex-wife Loni Anderson — 17 years after judgment

(Source: Jose Lambiet)

The “Smokey and the Bandit” star, who’s 79, recently sold his Hobe Sound home for $3.3 million earlier this month then used $150,000 from the proceeds to pay off the lien that “WKRP in Cincinnati” hottie Anderson still had on the property, according to Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra … Click here to read more

‘Trunk or Treat’ registration now: Largest Halloween event in the area sponsored by MCSO


The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up to host the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat event. Last year, dozens of businesses and organizations decorated their ‘trunks’ and stuffed them full of goodies. More than 3000 people passed through the gates … Click here to read more

Big issues for Martin County in 2016 legislative session: water and sand

(Source: Facebook)

From The PBPost’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: “Two members of Martin County’s legislative delegation listened for hours last week while more than 30 residents buttered them up, begged for money, griped about the Florida legislature’s recent bad decisions and brought wish lists for 2016. Rep. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, turned the annual event, held at the Martin Commission headquarters in Stuart, into a bit of a schmooze fest. … Click here to read more

Heavy rains that doused Martin are paving the way for unwelcome visitors: mosquitoes


The heavy rains that doused our area are paving the way for some unwelcome visitors: mosquitoes. The Florida Department of Health in Martin County and Martin County Mosquito Control are urging residents to “drain and cover” to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and biting. “We are seeing unusually high number of mosquitoes breeding in areas throughout the county … Click here to read more