Guest Commentary: Glades community seeks solutions, not finger-pointing

In recent weeks, Congressman Brian Mast has made political statements regarding the discharges from Lake Okeechobee, urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop them. What’s revealing about these statements is that his concerns about the water quality in Stuart weren’t expressed prior to the discharges, when the local health department’s warnings were closing […]

Will feds pay share of cost for planned EAA reservoir?

Will the federal government fund 50 percent of the cost of the planned Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir? At their June 14 meeting, members of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board expressed concern that the federal government might not provide the expected 50-50 match to build the EAA reservoir. The reservoir is part […]

Paving and other projects commence at dike and marina

An earthmover begins making preparations for paving work atop the Herbert Hoover Dike at the waterfront complex Tuesday along Lake Okeechobee’s shore in Pahokee. Many projects are underway simultaneously in the city.

Algae coming from many discharge sources

Record rainfall in May and continuing heavy rains this month are causing ecological damage, according to a report given by South Florida Water Management District Water Resources Director Terrie Bates at the June 14 meeting of the SFWMD Governing Board. Algae found in the St. Lucie watershed is coming from many sources, not just from […]

Pahokee seeing progress on several fronts

Standing on top of the Herbert Hoover Dike near the entrance to the lakefront marina, restaurant and campground, one can see progress being made on several large projects dear to Pahokee residents’ hearts. First, work is underway on painting the restaurant building, some pressure-washing has been done on the dock area and preparations are being […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Shawntaveius Britton

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Shawntaveius Lakresha Britton, 34, black, female, brown hair, and brown eyes. Her last known address was on Palm Boulevard in Pahokee. Britton is wanted on a warrant for a felony charge of failure to redeliver leased equipment; and failure to […]

MLK Scholarship given to Pahokee High grad

PAHOKEE — City Manager Chandler Williamson named the first recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship at the City Commission’s regular meeting last week. The award — one that he initiated with his own money — went to a young lady who just graduated from Pahokee High School in May, will be attending the […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

BELLE GLADE • Crafternoon – Suncatchers: Paint a beautiful suncatcher to hang at home and let the sun shine through on Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. All ages. (60 minutes) • Children’s book author Nancy Krulik discusses her new book series “Princess Pulverizer” via Skype on Monday, June 25, at 2 p.m. She is […]

Blaze levels old Pahokee appliance store

County firefighter sustains minor injuries PAHOKEE — A fire that broke out just before midnight Monday, June 18, destroyed a historic building constructed in the 1920s that housed a bridal shop and, later, an appliance store, just north of the intersection where U.S. 98 turns south away from U.S. 441/State Road 15 in Pahokee. Palm […]

Travis Benjamin backpack and school supply giveaway

BELLE GLADE — The Travis Benjamin Back to School event will be held at Glades Central Community High School, 1001 SW Ave. M in Belle Glade for students in first through 10th grades on Friday, June 22 at 5 p.m . Register online at www.tbenjamint3.com