Armed carjacking suspects located in Palm City, now in custody after early morning manhunt

“Armed carjacking suspects were located hiding in the Four Rivers community in Palm City. Deputies actively searched for the suspects in communities throughout Palm City. All three subjects now in custody … Click here to read more

PBPost: Senate panel settles on map shifting Negron out of Palm Beach County

“Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, whose district currently includes the Jupiter-Tequesta area, would be moved out of Palm Beach County and into a Treasure Coast-dominated, three-county district under the redistricting plan approved in a 4-3, party-line vote by the Republican-dominated Redistricting Committee … Click here to read more

PBPost: Palm Beach County decides to stay in Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

“Palm Beach County commissioners voted Tuesday to have their county remain a member of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. Splitting from Treasure Coast, whose members include Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties, would have been difficult to achieve because it would require a unanimous vote from all council members … Click here to read more

Palm Beach County identity crisis: Withdraw from the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council?

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports on a Palm Beach County identity crisis that has local officials debating just how “South Florida” they want to be.The debate stems from the Palm Beach County Commission proposing to withdraw from the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and instead join the South Florida Regional Planning Council. … Click here to read more

PBPost: Water managers should say firm NO to Pal-Mar swamp swap

From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger Sally Swartz: “Considering that some owners of the 20,0000 acres of swampy lands along the Martin-Palm Beach County line want the district to OK a trade of wetlands for drier land where they could build a city, postponement beats approving a bad deal.” … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Growth management wins in Martin County

Palm Beach Post staff writer Jac Versteeg begins his editorial: “On Tuesday, Martin County voters turned their county commission in a dramatically different and better direction, ousting or rejecting candidates who would have dismantled growth-management rules to allow massive developments in western areas.” … Click here to read more

Sugarland Wind Project near Lake Okeechobee could be Florida’s first wind farm

The Miami Herald reports: “Now comes a proposal to build an electricity-generating wind farm in remote western Palm Beach County, near Lake Okeechobee. It would be the first in Florida — perhaps surprising considering the state is known for its powerful winds. (States like Texas, Iowa, California, Illinois and Minnesota are dotted with wind farms.)” Could Martin County be next on the wind farm horizon? … Click here to read more