Amendments on the ballot

Amendment 5 was placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature, at the request of Gov. Rick Scott. This amendment would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature in order to increase taxes or fees. As things stand now, the Legislature can increase taxes, except corporate income tax, through a simple majority vote. If it […]

On the Table event to invite action on community issues

WEST PALM BEACH — The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties invites residents throughout the region to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen the community during the localized nationwide movement, On the Table, a national initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Taking place for the […]

Work under way to get concert boat shipshape

PAHOKEE — Cosmetic renovations are under way on the historic floating arts center docked at the Pahokee Marina, in preparation for the envisioned instruction of young musical instrumentalists aboard it that is the Point Counterpoint II’s main purpose in being here. American Wind Symphony Orchestra (AWSO) conductor Robert Boudreau, owner of the vessel built for […]

Crime Stoppers is searching for Jesus Alpizar

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County needs your help in locating Jesus Alpizar, 39, white, male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 130 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was on Southeast Avenue G in Belle Glade. He is wanted on a warrant for a felony charge of […]

Know the signs of septic tank failure

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and proven technology to treat wastewater from household plumbing produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains and laundry. A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield, or soil absorption field. The […]

Septic system maintenance important

Septic tank maintenance is like changing the oil in your car — you don’t want to wait until there is a problem, said Ashley Austin-Neehan of Austin Sewer and Septic in Okeechobee. Onsite septic systems do work, she said. “There is science behind them. But they have to be maintained.” Septic tanks should be pumped […]

Septic tanks may pollute waterways

A potential source of water pollution could be in your back yard. Nationwide, about 20 percent of American homes use on-site sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), more commonly known as septic tanks. In most states, septic tanks are used in rural areas where it is not cost-effective to run sewer lines to remote homes. […]

Gove celebrates International Walk to School Day

BELLE GLADE — It was a perfect morning to have the 14th annual “International Walk to School Day” at Gove Elementary. The event took place on Oct. 10, from 7:15 to 8 a.m. This event involved the entire student body, their families, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and other […]

A wonderful day at Pioneer Park

BELLE GLADE — What a wonderful day at Pioneer Park Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 10, when they celebrated National Walk to School Day. David Brannan, Pioneer Park’s physical education teacher, spearheaded the day, but he was not alone. Parents, staff and students all got in on the fun as parents and buses dropped the […]

Football Around the Lake

• The Moore Haven Terriers continued their winning streak on Oct. 12, beating Oasis 36-7. There was a lot of buildup leading up to the game that the match-up would be a more competitive affair, but the Terriers ran away with it, bettering their record to 5-1. Moore Haven is now on a four-win streak […]