Martin County Mosquito Control to conduct aerial treatment Thursday

Martin County Mosquito Control will conduct an aerial larvicide treatment commencingThursday morning, September 13, to reduce saltmarsh mosquito populations due to recent rain. … Click here to read more

Martin County fire assessment fee abandoned

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Martin County Commissioners voted unanimously today to abandon a proposed fire services assessment fee after dozens of citizens spoke out in opposition to the proposal. The fee, which would have been added to annual property tax bills … Click here to read more

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

Suspect in occupied home burglary may be responsible for multiple burglaries in our area

From MCSO: “The suspect who broke into an occupied home Saturday morning has been identified as 35-year old Moises Sanchez. Following a Code Red Alert, residents began to call in and send external home surveillance videos, showing Sanchez at their doors. … Click here to read more

Stuart Police to host free shred event 9.8.18

From Stuart Police Department: “Protect your identity from the crooks trying steal it! Identity theft has victimize millions around the world and we want to protect you. On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Stuart Police Department, along with SelectShred, will be hosting a ‘Prevent Identity Theft Day’ … Click here to read more