MC Public Information: Evacuations underway; water to Hutchinson Island to be shut off today

“Mandatory evacuations are underway for residences and businesses in storm surge evacuation zone AB which includes residences on Hutchinson Island and Jupiter Island, Sewall’s Point and manufactured/mobile homes, as well as homes in low-lying areas. [CORRECTION: MC Emergency Ops will be shutting off water at 3pm to ONLY Hutchinson Island. Check w other localities for their info] … Click here to read more

Elected officials have next move on independent fire district in Martin

From Emergency Management: “An independent fire district would work in Martin County and possibly provide savings, according to a consultant. But whether a district ever is formed now rests in the hands of elected officials … Click here to read more

New Treasure Coast foundation to provide support programs for cancer patients and families

From The How Big Is Your Brave Foundation, a new not-for-profit organization on the Treasure Coast, committed to providing a variety of supportive programs to meet the needs of cancer patients and their families in our community … Click here to read more

Fireworks cause of devastating house fire on Sewall’s Point

Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies, Sewall’s Point Police, and the Stuart Fire Department worked to assist Martin County Fire Rescue with a July 5th early morning house fire in the town of Sewall’s Point. Local fire officials have reported that this fire was caused by consumer grade fireworks … Click here to read more

Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Sewall’s Point

A raccoon that came in contact with two dogs in Sewall’s Point has tested positive for rabies. The dogs were vaccinated and will receive a booster. As a precaution, the dogs are quarantined and monitored by Martin County Animal Control. This is the second case of rabies in Martin County this year. … 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

Proposed one-cent sales tax projects in your neighborhood if referendum is approved

If the four year, one cent sales surtax referendum is approved by voters in November, the revenue will be used to repair the county’s existing infrastructure – roads, bridges, and drainage pipes. Based on Department of Revenue estimates, Martin County could expect to receive $21+ million dollars per year, with additional funds going to the municipalities (City of Stuart, Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze, and Sewall’s Point) … Click here to read more

Governor Scott picks former Martin Republican chair Mark Klingensmith for coveted court spot

Governor Rick Scott picked Martin County’s Mark Klingensmith, a relative judicial newcomer, on Thursday to fill a vacancy on the Fourth District Court of Appeal, according to The Sun-Sentinel’s Politics Blog. … Click here to read more

WAAM is a coalition of concerned citizens promoting a community-friendly airport

Most recently the Witham Airport Action Majority (WAAM) has established a FaceBook presence. WAAM President Dave Shore urges residents to log on, and also to check out the WAAM website … Click here to read more

Ann Romney’s Treasure Coast ties are strong

Ann Romney pumped up the audience at an Oct. 7 rally for her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in the Tradition neighborhood of Port St. Lucie by touting her Treasure Coast connection, reports TCPalm. “I spent many wonderful winters, Christmas time especially, down here escaping the cold of Boston at my parents’ house in Stuart,” she told the boisterous crowd… … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: On growth issues, Martin starts to make peace

The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning writer Sally Swartz details Wednesday night’s open public forum on goals for Martin’s protective growth plan: “When the meeting ended, a few representatives of the growth industry community actually talked pleasantly with residents from the environmental camp — for the first time in about 12 years.” … Click here to read more