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

Burt Reynolds, Movie Star Who Played It for Grins, Dies at 82

From The Hollywood Reporter:  “[Hobe Sound’s] Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and wildly succeeded — has died. He was 82 … 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

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