LTE: Joe Banfi for District 2 County Commissioner

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Martin County residents face a serious threat to our environment and our quality of life in the November 6 election for District 2 County Commissioner. The Stuart News endorsed Joe Banfi, a former Martin County Growth Management planner, who is running for the Commission as a no party affiliated candidate … Click here to read more

Professor of Law views Florida’s proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov 6 ballot

From Richard Grosso, a highly respected lawyer and a full- time Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches in the areas of administrative, environmental, energy, land use, appellate practice and federal and state constitutional law: “This is my take, for what its worth on the proposed constitutional amendments, presented as an annotated version of a recent Miami Herald article that explains the amendments: … Click here to read more

Senate passes water bill authorizing southern reservoir, Congressman Mast says

From WPTV: “The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that authorizes a planned EAA Reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, according to Congressman Brian Mast. He now says it will be sent to President Trump to sign into law … Click here to read more

Hurricane Michael could rile South Florida red tide

From WPBF:  “With red tide still present off of South Florida beaches, there’s new concerns about the possibility it could grow again, creating high concentrations of the toxins. … Click here to read more

Non-partisan Voter Guide to 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendments on November 6 ballot

Florida’s ballot for the 2018 election contains 12 proposed amendments to the state’s Constitution. Sample Martin County ballot … Click here to read more

$500M in investments: Martin Health System to become full member of Cleveland Clinic

Martin Health System and Cleveland Clinic signed a definitive agreement resulting in Martin Health becoming a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system, pending federal and state regulatory reviews. The agreement comes six months after the two organizations executed a Letter of Intent … Click here to read more

Participate now: Survey regarding possibility of a Stuart train station

“The Stuart City Commission has filed a formal objection to the Environmental Impact Study prepared by Brightline and has previously passed a resolution objecting to the expansion of the FEC corridor for passenger service. However, Brightline has collected all of the necessary environmental permits and preliminary work to complete the service between West Palm Beach and Orlando … Click here to read more

Erin Brockovich talks toxic slime and cancer in Stuart: ‘Florida has a lot of water issues’

From The Miami Herald: “On Sunday, Brockovich traveled to Stuart in Martin County to talk to a crowd in Flagler Park about harmful algae blooms in the St. Lucie River … Click here to read more

Advisory issued for Hobe Sound and Bathtub Beaches

Beach goers are reporting respiratory issues consistent with Red Tide, which may be present. … Click here to read more

October 2: Stuart Police Department celebrates National Night Out Event

Join The Stuart Police Department  on October 2nd from 5-7 pm at the Guy Davis Soccer Fields to celebrate the City’s First Responders during this year’s National Night Out Event. The event is open to everyone and free of charge. … Click here to read more

Erin Brockovich coming to Treasure Coast Sunday

From WPTV: “Environmental activist Erin Brockovich will be on the Treasure Coast this Sunday. She has been vocal on social media about the ongoing algae crisis on both coasts of Florida … Click here to read more