WUSF: Measures that would help address Florida’s harmful algal blooms remain stalled in Congress

“Florida is waiting on Congress to authorize two efforts that could help address algal blooms plaguing the state’s coastal and inland waterways. The lack of action is jeopardizing Floridians’ health and the state’s economy, according to elected officials who have written letters asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell … Click here to read more

Stuart votes to ban city use of chemical glyphosate

 From WPTV: “Stuart city commissioners voted to ban city use of the chemical glyphosate Monday night. Glyphosate is commonly found in the weed killer Roundup. It has been considered possibly carcinogenic and other research links the chemical to algae growth … Click here to read more

Jupiter Islander Tiger Woods seals victory with ‘love you’ and kiss for girlfriend

From The New York Post: “Tiger Woods’ victory lap included a sweet embrace with girlfriend Erica Herman. After capturing the Tour Championship title on Sunday, his first win in five years, the golfer celebrated the momentous occasion with a kiss with his lady love … Click here to read more

Transparency-challenged Commission majority continues spending frenzy, taxpayers get the bill

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday to adopt resolutions approving the 3018/2019 budget for the fiscal year that begins October 1, 2018, hiking taxes to pay for increases in virtually every category of county spending … Click here to read more

From The Rivers Coalition: ‘Meet and Greet’ general election candidates, 9.26, 5:30pm

“​The Rivers Coalition would like to put forward a short list of water related questions.  Our ‘Meet and Greet’ should be an opportunity to ask the candidates the following  questions: … Click here to read more

City of Stuart boil water notice due to water main break on South Kanner Highway

 “On Friday September 21st at approximately 10:30 a.m. a water main break occurred on South Kanner Hwy. between Monterey Rd and Manor Dr. As a result, several hundred units in and around Monterey Yacht & Country Club and Tierre Verde Condominiums have been effected and are included in this notice … Click here to read more

Naked man in Stuart could face charges after neighbors complain

From WPTV: “A photo shows a man living in one north Stuart neighborhood washing a car in his front yard while completely naked. Some people who live nearby say they have called to report the behavior to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office but the man continues … Click here to read more

Letter: ‘Vote Joe Banfi for Martin Commissioner’

From Paul Laura of Jensen Beach who serves on The Marine Resources Council Board of Directors and The Rivers Coalition:  “At a TCPalm Candidates Forum, Stacey Hetherington distanced herself from involvement in attacks on the county by special interests with lawsuits that have cost our taxpayers millions. But Hetherington worked for Lake Point as a public relations agent at the time the lawsuits against the county, SFWMD and Maggy Hurchalla were filed … Click here to read more

View bill here: Florida senators file to rename Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge after Nat Reed

From WOFL: “U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio announced on Tuesday that they have introduced legislation to rename the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge in Martin County after one of the state’s most renowned environmental champions, Nathaniel Reed … Click here to read more

Maggy Reno Hurchalla on cyanobacteria health risks: Be afraid and be careful

From Maggy Reno Hurchalla, a 20-year Martin County Commissioner, an active member of numerous Governor Commissions on the Everglades, water and planning, a lifelong advocate for wetlands preservation, and a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards: “State agencies are not giving us adequate warnings about the health risks of cyanobacteria exposure. … Click here to read more

September 17, 5:30 PM: Public invited to hearing for train station in Stuart

 The City of Stuart City Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Monday. September 17 at 5:30 PM for a Train Station Workshop. The meeting will be held at Stuart City Hall, 121 SW Flagler Avenue in the Commission Chambers. The public is invited to attend. … Click here to read more