Sign petition now to protect animals

Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor, asks that “Martin residents please read the letter to the editor below and then sign an online petition to encourage Martin County Commissioners to commit to reducing euthanasia of stray and abandoned animals … Click here to read more

PBPost: Melzer has chance to change the script in Martin commission race

From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: “The race pits two former commissioners (Donna Melzer and Ed Ciampi) against one now in office (John Haddox)…Haddox, who ran as a supporter of careful growth, switched sides after he was elected … Click here to read more

August (2016) primary races already shaping up for Martin Commission

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: “After four years of a new commission majority, some in the business and development community want change. The new majority put teeth back into Martin’s protective growth plan, reined in a wildly out-of-control Business Development Board and stopped a plan to build a customs facility at the airport that looked like a money pit for taxpayers. The majority slowed the Community Redevelopment Area gravy train that benefited a few at the expense of the many … Click here to read more

Martin County MPO throws residents under the bus on Kanner Hwy widening

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Metropolitan Planning Organization majority voted today to allow Kanner Highway to become a noise-wall lined 6-lane expressway from the I-95 Interchange into the City of Stuart despite impassioned pleas from residents to stop or delay the project. Only County Commissioner Sarah Heard refused to be bullied … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: All Aboard Florida reps get earful from Martin residents at meeting

Award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger, Sally Swartz, details the recent All Aboard Florida open house in Stuart: “Lisa Standley, with the firm running the open house, said the feds’ head count relies solely on sign-in sheets, but no one tells residents they must sign in to be counted. Why not? ‘Thanks for telling me about this,’ she said, walking away. … Click here to read more

Listen, watch and/or attend Tuesday’s BOCC meeting

Civic activist and local attorney Virginia Sherlock details Tuesday’s upcoming Martin County Commission meeting. Residents should attend and/or watch MCTV’s coverage, comment and be aware of these meeting events. … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Martin Commission gets chance for do-over on airport customs facility

The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz, details the last Martin County Commission meeting’s vote reversal to approve a controversial customs facility at Martin County’s airport, Witham Field: “Every once in a while, representative government works: The elected representative listens to the residents who voted for her (or him) and acts accordingly … Click here to read more

Martin Commissioner Anne Scott reconsiders vote; more on customs facility at 4/15 meeting

Commissioner Anne Scott (District 3) made a motion at yesterday’s BOCC meeting to reconsider the customs facility vote from the previous Martin County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting of March 4. Commissioner Scott expressed concerns that have been raised regarding the $1.4 million customs facility vote … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Are Martin commissioners ‘The Ones’ voters thought they were?

From award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger, Sally Swartz: Martin County residents who support careful growth— which includes a community-friendly airport — are disappointed. Two Martin commissioners they worked hard to elect, John Haddox and Anne Scott, reneged on campaign promises at a March 4 commission meeting. … Click here to read more

Outrage at BOCC meeting: Public comment ignored, referendum on customs facility refused

Martin County Commissioner Anne Scott (District 3) and Commissioner John Haddox (District 5) have re-neged on their 2012 campaign promises for a community-friendly Martin County airport as they voted to approve a customs facility at Witham Field … Click here to read more

Community invited to Veterans Memorial Bridge dedication event November 16

On Saturday, November 16 the Martin County Board of County Commissioners and its partners will host a public dedication event for the Veterans Memorial Bridge. District 5 Commissioner John Haddox will emcee the ceremony, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. … Click here to read more