Mark your calendar: League of Women Voters’ public forum on constitutional amendments, 9.17

The League of Women Voters of Martin County will present a public forum Monday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m., “Vino & Votes,” at Ground Floor Farm in Downtown Stuart. The event will focus on the proposed Florida constitutional amendments on November’s general election ballot … Click here to read more

Verdict in rock-mine lawsuit chills free speech in Florida

From The Sun-Sentinel: “Hardly anyone was paying attention to a billionaire developer’s lawsuit against environmentalist Maggy Hurchalla until she lost it … Be very careful what you say about the public’s business, the verdict seemed to mean, or you could be ruined financially … Click here to read more

PROTEST NOW: Email BOCC re proposed Martin County Fire Assessment Fee

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Martin County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, on a proposed fire protection assessment fee that will increase some property owners’ annual tax bills by 25% to 50% or more … Click here to read more

Bullsugar weekly update: Now it’s up to congress… and you

“It’s official: Congress has the legislation needed to cut off the flow of nutrient pollution and toxic blooms to our coasts. With your help, it can become law. Here’s what you need to know: What the legislation is and does: Called the Stop Harmful Discharges Act, HR 6700 … Click here to read more

Greg Norman’s Jupiter Island excavation uncovers sandstone wall from 1902

While golf great Greg Norman was preparing the recently excavated foundation of the basement in his new home on Jupiter Island, he took the opportunity to practice … Click here to read more

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast hopes new legislation will stop Lake Okeechobee discharges

From WPTV: “Speaking in Stuart Tuesday Congressman Brian Mast said he will introduce new legislation to address the algae issues on the Treasure Coast. It’s called the Stop Harmful Discharges Act … Click here to read more

Namaste: ‘Hurchalla is a real living American hero’

From The Shakti Journal: “Maggy Hurchalla is a real living American hero. Her quest to protect the environment started with her intention to save the Florida wetlands in the 70’s … for over 45 years she has been a pioneer of preservation for the treasure coast of Florida. Hurchalla went on to serve 5 terms as Martin County Commissioner, spanning 20 years time. She is well loved by the people … Click here to read more

FL Department of Environmental Protection encourages residents to report algal blooms

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection collects and analyzes algal bloom samples. To report a bloom, call the toll-free hotline at 855-305-3903 or report online … Click here to read more

Toxicity levels of blue-green algae more than 50 times higher than what is considered hazardous

From WPTV:  “People living along the St. Lucie River are desperate for answers after a new report released by the Department of Environmental Protection shows toxicity levels of blue-green algae more than 50 times higher than what is considered hazardous. … Click here to read more

Former owner of Palm City’s Martin Downs Country Club: Billionaire Glenn Straub’s ex claims revenge

WPBF reports that a civil court battle is underway between [the former owner of Palm City’s Martin Downs Country Club] developer Glenn Straub’s Palm Beach Polo company and his former girlfriend … Click here to read more

100% of precincts report Martin’s unofficial primary results, vote counts and percentages

MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA

August 28, 2018 Primary Election Unofficial … Click here to read more