Senate Prez Negron (R-Stuart) consolidates harassment claims re senators/staff into his office

From The Miami Herald: “On Monday, senators raised questions about whether Senate President Joe Negron’s office just blew the timing of the rule change or was working to protect senators who may be vulnerable to complaints. State Sen. Bill Galvano, the Bradenton Republican who will succeed Negron in 2018, said the new rule ‘needs to be revisited and reviewed … Click here to read more

62-year-old man arrested for video voyeurism at Blake Library

Stuart Police investigated a complaint from a 13-year-old male, who reported that he was in a public restroom at the Blake Library in Stuart. While in the bathroom stall, the 13-year-old heard a male making sounds in the stall beside him … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy shoots, kills machete-wielding man in Indiantown

“On Friday, October 27, at 11:14 p.m. a uniformed Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy advised dispatch that he would be on foot patrol just west of Jake’s Store near the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Charleston Street in Indiantown. Three minutes later, the deputy advised over the radio that shots were fired … Click here to read more

Incoming FL Senate Dem Leader Clemens resigns after affair with former Martin County lobbyist

From The Palm Beach Post: “The resignation came less than 24 hours after Clemens sent an email apologizing to Senate Democrats on Thursday night as Politico was preparing to report that Clemens had an affair with lobbyist Devon West. West worked for the Martin County government … Click here to read more

Bathtub Beach re-opens; dune rehabilitation work complete

With the work to rehabilitate the north end of Bathtub Beach complete, Martin County is pleased to announce the beach will reopen today. Martin County Ocean Rescue will be on duty between the hours of 10 am – 5 pm … Click here to read more

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida: Time for transparency

From CARE FL: “Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida continues to actively pursue all appropriate legal, political and public communication channels to stop the ill-conceived All Aboard Florida (AAF)/Brightline rail project that threaten the public safety and current way of life of communities throughout the Treasure Coast. AAF has stridently portrayed itself as a private enterprise, … Click here to read more

From Martin County BOCC: New website design unveiled today

Today, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announced the anticipated release of its newly redesigned website for Martin County government.The updated design was initiated based on feedback received from the community and staff following the initial launch of the new website in November 2015. … Click here to read more

Martin County meetings for November 2017

An agenda of items to be considered will be available to the public in the Administrator’s Office, 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. Items not included on the agenda may also be heard in consideration of the best interests of the public’s health, safety, welfare, and as necessary to protect every person’s right of access. … Click here to read more

Forbes: Don’t rebuild the Florida Keys

“There is just one problem in this zeal to redevelop the islands: The Next Storm. The Keys—like much of south Florida’s waterfront—are sitting ducks. They have been ravaged in the past by major storms, and will be flattened again with greater frequency in the future. They are not meant to be an axle of human habitation … Click here to read more

State rule that allows more toxins in water can now be challenged

From the Miami Herald: “The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Martin County and the city of Miami challenged the rule in August 2016, arguing it posed a health hazard to the public. The Florida Pulp and Paper Association, whose members rely on discharging chemical-laden water into Florida rivers, also challenged the rule but argued it was too strict … Click here to read more

Massive reptile wrangled by police in downtown Stuart

Stuart Police apprehended a suspicious iguana hiding from authorities from a local downtown restaurant. This massive reptile has been able to elude officers for a few days now … Click here to read more