Lawsuits meant to silence questions about development in Martin don’t pass smell test

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From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: “It was skunk week in Martin County. Not to malign Florida’s real skunks, but their human imitators left an odiferous trail countywide last week. On the hit list: A respected environmental group, Martin County government and residents … Click here to read more

Breaking news: Lawsuit filed against Martin County today re Pitchford’s Landing

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Breaking news from Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “A lawsuit was filed against Martin County today on behalf of the Pitchford’s Landing developers by the same attorneys who are prosecuting the Lake Point rockpit lawsuit against Martin County and the SLAPP suit against Maggy Hurchalla … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BOCC meeting may finally end the battle of Pitchford’s Landing

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From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting could bring a long-overdue end to a local development battle with what may be the final hearing for the Pitchford’s Landing project that landed more than a dozen residents of Jensen Beach in court defending a SLAPP suit filed by the property owner in an unsuccessful effort to shut them up nearly a decade ago … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Years later, Pitchford’s Landing soap opera continues

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Sally Swartz, award-winning blogger at The Palm Beach Post, details the often incredible and always controversial events surrounding the Pitchford’s Landing project in Jensen Beach. … Click here to read more

Alert: Bad deals for taxpayers on Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners’ Agenda

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Local attorney and civic activist Virginia Sherlock provides alerts on Tuesday’s BOCC Agenda: “…Customs supporters have engaged in intense lobbying efforts to persuade commissioners that there is broad community support for the facility. Let commissioners know there are many opponents who do not want our tax dollars used for this project …The Pitchford’s Landing update is as illusory as the customs proposal.” … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Another chapter in Pitchford’s Landing saga

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From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger Sally Swartz: “The latest debate over Pitchford’s Landing ended temporarily this week when the developer withdrew his application for final site plan approval. That doesn’t mean the controversial development is dead.” … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BOCC agenda: Contentious ‘Battle of Pitchford’s Landing’ concludes another chapter

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Local attorney and civic activist Virginia Sherlock details Tuesday’s upcoming Board of County Commissioners meeting agenda, which has been shortened by elimination of the Pitchford’s Landing application for final site plan approval: “The application is being withdrawn, concluding another chapter in the long and contentious Battle of Pitchford’s Landing.” … Click here to read more

Fasten your seatbelts, taxpayers, Tuesday’s BOCC meeting is going to be a bumpy ride

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Civic activist and renowned local attorney Virginia Sherlock details the Tuesday, August 20 Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Agenda is packed with costly items. But not to worry, there’s a discretionary sales tax referendum designed to persuade you to agree to pay even more to fund still more costly items … Click here to read more