BREAKING: No help for animals from Martin County BCC

Reporting from today’s Martin County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor Ginny Sherlock: “…Commissioners Sarah Heard and Ed Fielding tried to persuade their colleagues that this is an important contract that should be properly negotiated. But none of the other commissioners or staff demonstrated any interest in Martin County animals or acknowledged our responsibility to protect them … Click here to read more

ACTION ALERT NOW: Speak up for the animals

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “ The Martin County Commission will be discussing the Domestic Animal Control Task Force at its meeting on December 13 following a vote last week to suspend all meetings and activities of the Task Force to allow new Commissioner Harold Jenkins to collect information to determine … Click here to read more

Domestic Animal Control Task Force suspended by Commissioners Jenkins, Ciampi, Smith

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “New County Commissioners Ciampi and Jenkins and re-elected Commissioner Smith voted today to suspend all meetings and activities of the Domestic Animal Control Task Force. Commissioner Smith initially suggested that the DAC Task Force be dissolved altogether and that staff be directed to restore the contract with the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, but Commissioner Jenkins … Click here to read more

Cheap shot by pro-development PAC sends misleading messages

The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning Sally Swartz comments on a recent postcard sent out from a pro-development political action committee: “With just two months until the Aug. 14 primary, when many local races are decided, the great divide in Martin County widens. Slow growth vs. pro-growth. Protective growth plan vs. ‘progress’ with no rules.” To view the postcard … Click here to read more

Hobe Sound pioneer families and businessmen support new nonprofit ‘Preserve Martin Now’

Sally Swartz’s Palm Beach Post blog details Preserve Martin Now: “backed by Hobe Sound pioneer families and businessmen such as Harold Jenkins, head of Jenkins Landscape Co., Pat Martin of Diamond Transfer and Garage, and David Chambers, chief of an electrical firm whose family has been in the area since 1927. Bob Critton, a Martin resident and West Palm Beach lawyer, and popular Harry & the Natives restaurant owner Harry MacArthur are supporters.” … Click here to read more