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Martin Public Records Case Draws State Attorney’s Scrutiny

September 28, 2017 - 2:45pm
Bruce Colton and Sarah Heard

The State Attorney’s Office on the Treasure Coast has apparently launched a criminal investigation into the Lake Point public records case in Martin County.

Common Sense Finally Returns to Martin County Government

August 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

One of the radical rewrites of the Martin County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan by the 2012 county commission, and engineered by Martin County’s “shadow government,” likely will be rolled back at Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting. Finally.

'Sick' Idea: Septic Tanks Used to Control Growth

November 16, 2015 - 2:30pm

When Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard voted two years ago not to fund a DNA study of the pollutants in the St. Lucie River by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute's Brian Lapointe, we were somewhat surprised at her dissent … but our most environmentally concerned citizens trusted her.

Attention, Legislators: Caulkins Water Farm Offers New Hope to Estuaries

June 9, 2015 - 8:00pm

Florida’s first, true “water farm” exceeds all expectations, according to state officials. An expanded Caulkins Water Farm on 3,200 acres near Indiantown holds the promise of relief to the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon estuaries from annual deluges of polluted water -- up to half of the water storage needed to reduce annual discharges by 90 percent. 

Challenging This Martin County Commissioner Wasn't for Sissies

August 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

NOTE FROM EDITOR NANCY SMITH: An inconvenient truth is never "shameful."


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