PBPost: ‘Though wealthy, Jupiter Island gets $8.6M for beach repair from FEMA…’

“Jupiter Island, a well-heeled seaside enclave where home values average $4.97 million, was awarded $8.6 million in federal emergency money for beach re-nourishment following a beating by 2016’s Hurricane Matthew. … Click here to read more

Update from www.slappmaggy.com: ‘Someone has to stand up to the bullies…’

From Maggy Hurchalla, a 20-year Martin County Commissioner, an active member of numerous Governor Commissions on the Everglades, water and planning, a lifelong advocate for wetlands preservation, a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards regarding wetlands, land planning, water studies, is a resident of Rocky Point: “If we lose the passionate public participation of Martin County residents, we will lose what made us special. The Constitution is worth fighting for. Martin County is worth fighting for … Click here to read more

City of Stuart service area Precautionary Boil Water Notice no longer in effect

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:30pm the City of Stuart has received notification from a state certified laboratory that all water samples taken after the Precautionary Boil Water Notice was issued have confirmed that water is safe for consumption. … Click here to read more

Overdoses rise: MCSO Narcotics Detectives, federal agents continue to target local dealers

From MCSO: “The number of overdoses in our area rise as Martin County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives continue their efforts to get dangerous and addictive drugs off of our streets. Since the beginning of the year, local law enforcement has responded to 55-reported overdoses of which 11 have resulted in deaths … Click here to read more

Brightline train involved in sixth death on South Florida tracks

From The Sun-Sentinel: “A man was killed by a Brightline train Sunday, marking at least the sixth death involving the service since it began trial runs last year … Click here to read more

Martin BCC: A million here, a million there – it’s only (taxpayer) money

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Just two weeks after the Martin County Commission declined to consider a referendum asking residents to authorize 30-year bond financing to raise millions of dollars for parks projects, Commissioners will be asked to approve more than $13.9 million in contract expenditures, including wages for temporary employees at Sailfish Splash Waterpark … Click here to read more

Bullsugar.org: ‘Legislative session’s anti-clean-water proposals will affect your life. Here’s how…’

From bullsugar.org: “2018’s Legislative Water Woes – More bills await Governor Scott’s power of the pen, and residents and visitors will feel the impact of his decisions personally. Many have repercussions for the state’s uniquely fragile groundwater, jeopardizing a resource that Florida wouldn’t be the same without. Scott has until April 10 to act … Click here to read more

Tiger built a mini-course in his Jupiter Island backyard to mimic conditions at The Masters

From Maxim: “The Wall Street Journal reports this week that Woods has set up the yard behind his mansion in Jupiter Island with a 3.5 acre mini-course that mimics the conditions at the next tournament in which he’ll play. The holes are maintained by a full-time superintendent who once worked at Augusta National, which means he’s got an even bigger advantage this week than in weeks prior … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post to be sold to GateHouse in $49M deal; sale to be completed by May

From The Sun-Sentinel: “GateHouse Media has bought The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News for $49.3 million. The sale is expected to be completed by May … Click here to read more

TMZ Sports: ‘Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend threatened over non-disclosure agreement’

From TMZ Sports: “Jupiter Islander Tiger Woods got his ex-girlfriend Kristin Smith to sign a non-disclosure agreement to make sure she kept her mouth shut about their nuclear breakup … but she wants out of their deal — and now they’re locked in a nasty legal war … Click here to read more

2 injured after boats collide in Martin County

From WPTV: “The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking into why two boats collided on the St. Lucie River around 11:30 Tuesday morning. No names have been released yet of those involved, but two people were hurt, and one man was taken to Martin Memorial South hospital with serious injuries … Click here to read more