US News & World Report: Shark bites child off Bathtub Reef Beach in Stuart

“A young child was flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center Sunday afternoon after being bitten by a shark at Bathtub Reef Beach in Stuart, authorities said. Bathtub Reef Beach will be closed for the remainder of the day … Click here to read more

Double red flags: Martin County Sheriff’s deputies clear beaches, warn of dangers of toxic algae

Martin County Sheriff’s Community Oriented Policing deputies are making contact with hundreds of beach goers today, warning them of the dangers of the toxic algae laden waters rolling up on beaches. Waves mixed with green slime are coating the beaches with algae. … Click here to read more

WPEC video: State of Emergency declared in Martin County due to erosion

From WPEC: “A state of emergency has been declared in Martin County due to erosion.The erosion is impacting the southern part of the beaches on Hutchinson Island, from Santa Lucea Beach to the St. Lucie Inlet … Click here to read more

Fasten your seatbelts, taxpayers, Tuesday’s BOCC meeting is going to be a bumpy ride

Civic activist and renowned local attorney Virginia Sherlock details the Tuesday, August 20 Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Agenda is packed with costly items. But not to worry, there’s a discretionary sales tax referendum designed to persuade you to agree to pay even more to fund still more costly items … Click here to read more

Local state of emergency declared, dangerous conditions at beaches

CBS-12 reports that beaches are closed and officials declared a local state of emergency for part of our coast. Strong November waves forced Martin County coastal engineers to scramble again to save Bathtub Beach. Rip current advisory: … Click here to read more