Former Martin resident, Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s murder conviction reinstated

From The Hartford Courant: “A divided state Supreme Court Friday reinstated the murder conviction of Kennedy cousin [former Loblolly resident] Michael Skakel, rejecting a Superior Court judge’s finding that Skakel’s trial was tainted by ineffective lawyering and setting the stage for Skakel’s return to prison after three years of freedom … Click here to read more

ABC: Prosecutors seek new trial for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, former Loblolly resident

Whether Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel should get a new trial or be sent back to prison for a 1975 murder is going before Connecticut’s highest court. (Former Loblolly resident) Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, was freed … Click here to read more

Joint agreement between Martin and Jupiter Island streamlines future dredging of St. Lucie Inlet

“This is only the beginning of a growing collaboration as the county works to bring others together with an interest in the inlet, including the communities of Sailfish Point and Loblolly as well as the town of Sewall’s Point,” reports The Palm Beach Post. … Click here to read more

All Aboard Florida opponents meet with state Transportation Secretary

“Opponents of All Aboard Florida had what they called an ‘open and candid’ meeting with top transportation officials from Gov. Rick Scott’s administration,” reports TCPalm. “CARE FL (an acronym for Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida) represents the upscale gated communities of Mariner Sands Country Club and Loblolly in Martin County … Click here to read more

PBPost: Mariner Sands, Loblolly included in new LLC coalition to fight All Aboard Florida

“We do have significant resources talentwise and otherwise to take our concerns over public safety, quality of life and the impact on our home values to the next level,” said Bill Ward, CEO of Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart, and a member of CARE FL’s (Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida) steering committee. … Click here to read more

ABC News: Ex-Loblolly resident and Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has ankle monitor relocated

Former Hobe Sound resident and Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who was released from prison last year after he was granted a new trial in the 1975 slaying of a neighbor, has received approval to have a GPS tracking device temporarily relocated from his ankle while he attends his son’s ski competition. … Click here to read more

Former Loblolly resident, Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel wins new trial in 1975 killing

From Greenwich Time: The nephew of Ethel Skakel Kennedy and the late Robert F. Kennedy, Michael Skakel, 53, serving 20 years to life in prison for the murder of Greenwich (CT) teenager Martha Moxley, brutally beaten to death outside her Belle Haven home nearly 40 years ago, received a new trial Wednesday. …Skakel recounted that on the 18th hole of Loblolly golf club in Hobe Sound … Click here to read more

East Coast Greenway route concerns Loblolly homeowners

The section of the East Coast Greenway between Port Salerno and Hobe Sound might be shifted to reduce the exposure of the Loblolly communities. Martin County Commissioners are reconsidering the longstanding plans as a result of petitions submitted by dozens of homeowners in the Loblolly subdivisions on Gomez Avenue. … Click here to read more