Families affected by government shutdown may qualify for free or reduced lunch

WEST PALM BEACH — Families impacted by the Federal Government shutdown could qualify for free or reduced lunch due to a temporary reduction in household income. The District offers a nutritious lunch to include fruits, vegetables, 100 percent juice, and low-fat or skim milk for $2.05 at elementary schools and $2.30 at secondary schools. However, […]

Water Utilities Department announces temporary modification to water disinfection process

PALM BEACH COUNTY — In order to maintain compliance with regulatory water quality requirements in the water distribution system, the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) will temporarily modify its water disinfection process between Sunday, Jan 13 and Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. The modification will entail the use of free chlorine as opposed to […]

Homeless pets need short-term foster homes for holidays

WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is asking local residents to foster an adoptable pet through the holiday season. There are currently more than 200 pets in need of loving homes at the local shelter. Providing a short-term foster home through the holidays gives these pets a better chance at […]

West Palm Beach VA Clinics to remain open on Dec. 5

WEST PALM BEACH — The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center’s clinics at its main facility in West Palm Beach and its community based clinics will remain open on Wednesday, Dec. 5. President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in respect to the death of former President […]

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 […]

All county managed beaches now closed

Due to health and safety concerns, the remaining three county beaches that had been open as of Thursday (Oct. 4) at noon have now been closed. Staff reports throat/nose/eye irritation. Parking lots, picnic areas, and pavilions not on the beach will continue to be open. There have been reports of limited fish kills on some […]

Security increased for high school stadiums

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The School District of Palm Beach County is implementing new procedures for all events in the district’s high school stadiums. Beginning with this week’s football games, only clear bags will be permitted entry into any high school stadium. The only exception will be diaper bags. All bags will be subject to […]

Back to School website for new school year

WEST PALM BEACH — School begins on Monday, Aug. 13, and now is the time to begin preparations for the return to the classroom. The School District of Palm Beach County has created a Back to School website with everything families need to get ready to return to district schools. PalmBeachSchools.org/BacktoSchool is a one-stop shop […]

Traffic tickets and court fees can now be paid by CC

WEST PALM BEACH — Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock’s office is now accepting credit card payments over the phone for those with traffic tickets and criminal court fines or fees. The service is designed to make it easier for customers to meet their court-ordered financial obligations. The Clerk’s office has contracted with nCourt, an […]

PBC Board of County Commissioners briefs

PALM BEACH COUNTY — At the June 19 Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action: • Property appraiser — received a presentation from Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks on property values in Palm Beach County. • Surplus property — approved the conveyance of the county’s interest in […]