‘Dangerous and Deadly Incidents Will Continue’: Update from Citizens Against Rail Expansion

“As deadly incidents involving All Aboard Florida (AAF)/Brightline trains continue to occur on an alarmingly regular basis on the limited Phase I route, we want to remind our communities of what we believe to be the primary public safety concerns at the many inherently dangerous at-grade crossings along the proposed route of this ill-conceived project … Click here to read more

Florida governor signs 30 bills into law

From ABC Action News: “Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 30 bills into law. The bills were presented during the 2018 session and will go into effect in the state of Florida on July 1 … Click here to read more

Florida Senate President Joe Negron possibly resigning

“Florida Senate President Joe Negron is one of the most powerful politicians in Florida. But has he had enough of Tallahassee? Negron told NewsChannel 5 … Click here to read more

Winn-Dixie closing 35 Florida stores, including Stuart location at 2160 S. Federal Hwy

Press Release from Southeastern Grocers: “Southeastern Grocers has conducted a thorough review of options for reducing our current debt. Taking this step was critical to our future and the long-term health of our business … Click here to read more

County Health Rankings from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Martin ranks third in Florida

From The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: “For nearly a decade, the County Health Rankings have shown that where we live makes a difference in how well and how long we live. For the County Health Rankings for Martin County … Click here to read more

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area interdiction reveals LSD, Psilocybin Mushrooms, Alprazolam

“Martin County’s second HIDTA interdiction effort took place on a busy stretch of Highway 710 in Indiantown the first week of March. Forty-nine people were arrested … Click here to read more

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act signed into law

“Florida Governor Rick Scott on March 9 signed Senate Bill 7026, The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The legislation represents a comprehensive approach to addressing the issues presented by the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, including firearm and school safety, and community mental health resources … Click here to read more

CRA, reservoir plans on County Commission agenda

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tomorrow’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will feature presentations on the Community Redevelopment Plan and options for a proposed reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to reduce harmful discharges from the Lake into our rivers and estuary … Click here to read more

Proposed amendment making it harder to raise taxes in Florida to go before voters

From The Capitolist: “‘Florida families plan their budgets carefully to make every dollar count and the Legislature exercises the same attentiveness when appropriating the tax dollars Floridians send us,” said Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart. “Just like Florida families, state government should live within its means … Click here to read more

slappmaggy.com: Past President of American Bar Association leads Maggy Hurchalla’s defense team

“Environmental activist Maggy Hurchalla has announced additions to her defense team in the lawsuit brought by Lake Point I & II, LLC, against her. Talbot ‘Sandy’ D’Alemberte agreed to lead the defense team and notes: ‘This case raises a very important question of whether a citizen can be subject to a damage award when she has exercised her constitutional right to petition the government and advocate for the environment … Click here to read more

‘Incredible’ waves threaten beaches: National Weather Service Flood and High Surf Advisories

From WPTV:  “‘Incredible high waves which has shown that it’s coming over the dunes,’ said County Coastal Engineer Kathy Fitzpatrick. She says these waves can cause erosion, but it’s really too soon to tell. [For National Weather Service Coastal Flood and High Surf advisories … Click here to read more