August 30 election: Community-friendly airport advocates speak out on commissioner candidates

From The Witham Airport Action Majority (WAAM) Board (WAAM is a watchdog group of concerned citizens, 100% volunteer, dedicated to keeping Witham Field a community-friendly general aviation airport. Several thousand Martin County residents look to WAAM’s guidance for action regarding airport and local issues.]: … Click here to read more

Say NO now to unnecessary customs facility or ruin Martin’s community-friendly airport

In a recent letter to Witham Field Airport Manager George Stokus and Martin County Commissioners, David Shore of the airport watchdog group Witham Airport Action Majority, warned of the unwanted and unneeded customs facility that will forever change Martin’s community-friendly airport … Click here to read more

Witham Field at a crossroads: ‘Our airport is on a path from which this community will not recover’

The President of The Witham Airport Action Majority, David Shore, provides a timely update on the proposed customs facility at Martin County’s community airport: “We will soon be asked to approve another major expansion project, which puts our airport on a path from which this community will not recover.” Shore urges residents to contact our county commissioners immediately. … Click here to read more

ACTION ALERT: Petition Rep. Murphy now to oppose a customs facility at Stuart’s Witham Field

From The Witham Airport Action Majority (WAAM): A customs facility is unneeded and unwanted by a majority of residents in Martin County and will destroy what is now a community friendly general aviation airport. It will be a burden on the taxpayers of Martin County. To sign the petition … 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

Witham Airport Action Majority: Customs facility at community airport is a bad idea

From B.D. Shore, WAAM President: “First and foremost, there is no proof that this facility will come close to being financially viable. In fact the opposite is true…Second, there has been no credible proof that having customs at Witham Field will provide a financial benefit to our local economy, only unsubstantiated claims, claims that are highly suspect at best.” … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Witham Field noise issues impossible? Maybe not

From award-winning blogger Sally Swartz: On Tuesday, Martin Commissioner John Haddox opened a new chapter in the long, sad story of residents who live near Witham Field, Martin County’s airport. Commissioner Haddox, bless his optimistic heart, believes the airport growth and business lobby and residents can reason together … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Martin County’s lame duck faction still doing favors for friends

From the Palm Beach Post’s Sally Swartz: “After voters tossed two of its three members in the Aug. 14 primary election, the Martin County Commission majority is not leaving quietly. If Tuesday’s meeting is any indication, the Doug Smith-Patrick Hayes-Ed Ciampi trio intends to reward and protect supporters right up until Mr. Hayes and Mr. Ciampi depart after the Nov. 6 election.” … Click here to read more

Witham Airport Action Majority Alert: WAAM President urges residents to respond immediately

David Shore, President of the Witham Airport Action Majority (WAAM), explains that “whenever we have new commissioners elected and about to be seated, the airport special interests get ramped up and we see a flurry of attempts to get long term leases approved at the airport…At this late date it is always difficult to rally the troops which is why in my opinion we get such late notices, but you can help out and email the BCC to register your opposition…” … Click here to read more

A coalition of concerned citizens, 100% volunteer: Witham Airport Action Majority informs on issues, endorses candidates

President David Shore and Board of Directors of the Witham Airport Action Majority (WAAM) lead a coalition of concerned citizens, 100% volunteer, dedicated to keeping WItham Field a community-friendly general aviation airport. Over 2,000 Martin County residents look to WAAM’s guidance for current information and action regarding both airport and local issues; membership is open to the public. … Click here to read more

Republican Club’s candidate forum answers questions in County Commission District 1 race

At The Republican Club’s forum today, some questions to District 1 candidates provided thought-provoking responses. … Click here to read more