Sen. Bill Nelson hears concerns on algae

From WPTV: “At a packed house at Stuart City Hall, many hammered the Senator on this issue. ‘Rashes, irritation,’ said Robert Lord Jr. at Martin Health System. ‘Getting worse all the time,’ said Mark Perry with Florida’s Oceanographic Society … Click here to read more

Jupiter Island Public Safety exercise a home invasion in Greg Norman’s house

From Greg Norman: “A privilege to let this great team from Jupiter Island Public Safety exercise a home invasion in my house before demolition next week. This crew does everything from active shooter, fire and fire rescue and paramedics … Click here to read more

New lawsuit against Martin County

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “… It will be interesting to see whether the County Commission majority jumps at the chance to give away still more taxpayer dollars to settle another tortious interference lawsuit filed by Loeb. One candidate for election, Stacey Hetherington, was represented by Loeb’s law firm during her deposition in the Lake Point case in which she testified on behalf of Lake Point and against the County … Click here to read more

New agenda system for Board of County Commissioners’ meetings

“Martin County is pleased to announce that a new agenda system, Legistar, is now live for the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). Beginning with the July 10 Board of County Commissioners meeting, residents will be able to utilize the new system for the Board’s agendas … Click here to read more

Martin County School District again achieves A rating from Florida Department of Education

From The Martin County School District: “The State of Florida Department of Education recently released district and school grades. The Martin County School District retained their A grade as measured by the proficiency and growth measures of the Florida Standards Assessment, Florida Standards Alternate Assessments, and End of Course Assessments administered to students in grades 3-11 … Click here to read more

Brother of Carl Hiaasen: Former PBPost newsman Rob Hiaasen killed in Maryland attack

From Carl Hiaasen, noted Treasure Coast author and columnist: “I am devastated and heartsick to confirm the loss of my wonderful brother Rob today in the mass shooting in the newsroom at the Annapolis Capital Gazette. Rob was an editor and columnist at the paper, and one of the most gentle and funny people I’ve ever known … Click here to read more

105 new Florida laws kick in on Sunday

From The Sun-Sentinel: “More than 100 bills that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law from the 2018 legislative session will take effect Sunday, including a new state budget that tops $88 billion. Among the measures slated to take effect Sunday: … Click here to read more

Florida Sportsman founder Karl Wickstrom, 82, advocate for recreational angling, dies in Stuart

From Sport Fishing: “’In his long history as a writer, editor and conservationist,’ said Mark D. Perry, Executive Director, Florida Oceanographic Society, ‘Karl Wickstrom was a champion for Florida’s waters through several campaigns. Karl fought for our northern estuaries to stop the destructive discharges … Click here to read more

Billionaire businessman George Lindemann dies

From The Palm Beach Daily News: “George Lindemann, a former Palm Beach resident, entrepreneur and vice president of the Metropolitan Opera Association in New York City, died this week. He was 82. Lindemann tied for 703rd place on Forbes’ world billionaire list in March with an estimated net worth of $3.3 billion.” [Lindemann and family are known here in Martin County for their Lake Point rockpit lawsuits.] … Click here to read more

ALERT – Lake O algae sample is toxic: Florida DEP

From Bullsugar.org: On Friday Florida DEP confirmed that the algal bloom in Lake Okeechobee off Clewiston tested positive for microcystin. The algae is toxic. The news went largely unreported … Click here to read more

Jupiter Islander Greg Norman’s ‘Body Issue’ pictures are in and they’re . . . well, you decide

From Golf Digest: “I walk around naked at home. It’s not a big deal to me, right?” Norman told ESPN. “At the end of the day, I do enjoy keeping fit at my age.” … Click here to read more