Martin County’s drama for our times: The George Lindemann Jr. lawsuit against Maggy Hurchalla

From Eye on Miami: “We’ve written at length about Maggy Hurchalla as one of Florida’s heroes. Today Hurchalla finds herself finally with her day in court as defendant at the point of a long running lawsuit by Miami developer George Lindemann Jr. This saga has all the elements of a morality play for our times. A woman tilting at the windmills … Click here to read more


From Maggy 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, a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards. She is a resident of Rocky Point: “Tuesday morning at the ungodly hour of 8am we are having a rally for Ed and Sarah at the Blake Library … Click here to read more

PBPost: Martin’s Economic Council has got some explaining to do on sugar land deal

From award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz of The Palm Beach Post: “The emails are puzzling. They are misleading. They are sneaky… The Economic Council’s secretary said CEO Chuck Gerardi is the only one authorized to talk about it. After three phone calls and three messages left, his secretary said he just ‘doesn’t have time’ to explain.” [The blog entry has now been updated.] … Click here to read more

‘Will lawmakers cut the strings of their Big Sugar puppet masters to do what the people want?’

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: “So it’s clear that Floridians want the state to buy land south of the lake. Unfortunately,that’s not what the sugar industry wants. State Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), who has taken large amounts of campaign money from the sugar industry, offered his Treasure Coast … Click here to read more

Just who is the One Florida Foundation?

Is a bogus environmental group a shill for Big Sugar, Ag? Find out from award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger Sally Swartz: “In the world of water politics, people are not always who they seem to be … Click here to read more

In Palm City, Gov. Scott unveils environmental plan

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a plan for how he will improve Florida’s environment if voters give him four more years in office. Speaking before Monday’s Martin County Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting at Martin Downs Golf Club in Palm City … Click here to read more