Red Tide FAQs : Residents and visitors with respiratory issues should avoid Martin beaches

As red tide blooms approach coastal areas, breaking waves can cause their toxins to become mixed with airborne sea spray. People in coastal areas can experience varying degrees of eye, nose, and throat irritation … Click here to read more

Watch now: Video of emergency Board of County Commissioners meeting re algae crisis

If you missed Tuesday’s  important emergency Board of County Commissioners meeting, please link here for the video:  … Click here to read more

New lawsuit against Martin County

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “… It will be interesting to see whether the County Commission majority jumps at the chance to give away still more taxpayer dollars to settle another tortious interference lawsuit filed by Loeb. One candidate for election, Stacey Hetherington, was represented by Loeb’s law firm during her deposition in the Lake Point case in which she testified on behalf of Lake Point and against the County … Click here to read more

Lawsuits a new tactic against those seeking public records

From The Daily Commercial: A fierce fight in Martin County is alarming many government watchdogs. Maggy Hurchalla, a former Martin County commissioner and sister of late U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, is appealing a $4.4 million judgment by a jury earlier this year, which found she used her influence as a conservationist to disparage a mining company’s project. The verdict capped a five-year struggle and also led to an $18M settlement for the mining company, … Click here to read more

Martin County Mosquito Control FAQs: Aerial spray map information here

How does Martin County Mosquito Control decide where to spray? How can I learn when the fog truck will be in my area? … Click here to read more

Maggy Hurchalla presents Reno Award: ‘Always do right. It will gratify a few and astonish the rest.’

From Maggy Reno 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, and a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards. Here is her presentation of the Janet Reno Endowment Women’s Leadership Award, May 21, 2018 in Washington, DC: … Click here to read more

Martin County teacher facing DUI, cocaine charges

From WPTV: “A Martin County teacher was charged with DUI and cocaine possession after his arrest on Sunday. Paul Badamo was a science teacher at … Click here to read more

Florida Politics: Maggy Hurchalla’s free speech right just cost her millions

“The slappee is a 77-year-old grandmother, a prominent Florida environmentalist, a sister of the late Janet Reno. Now, after expressing her rights of free speech in opposing a land development, Maggy Hurchalla is on the hook for $4,391,708 in a court-ordered judgment. The slapper is the scion of a family of multibillionaires, a developer who reshaped a proposed polo community into a dusty rock pit, a fellow with a penchant for litigation and also a criminal record … Click here to read more

Update from www.slappmaggy.com: ‘Someone has to stand up to the bullies…’

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 regarding wetlands, land planning, water studies, is a resident of Rocky Point: “If we lose the passionate public participation of Martin County residents, we will lose what made us special. The Constitution is worth fighting for. Martin County is worth fighting for … Click here to read more

JUST IN: Small plane crashes near St. Lucie Inlet, killing two aboard

From The Palm Beach Post: “The Coast Guard sent crews to search for the plane and later found a debris field east of the inlet, near Jupiter Island and Stuart in Martin County … Click here to read more

ACLU: ‘New Martin rule seems to violate First Amendment, would be flatly unconstitutional’

The Stuart News reports that “A revised County Commission policy, which restricts what can be said during the public-comment portion of meetings, might be a violation … Click here to read more