$562,000 will give new boost to Sebastian’s Working Waterfront, protect environment, riverfront

Janet Begley  |  Special to TCPalm SEBASTIAN — Oysters, native plants and rocks will have a new place to call home now that a project to shore up the city’s waterfront near Fisherman’s Landing on Indian River Drive will move forward. The City Council Wednesday approved spending $562,000 for the living-shoreline project, which will protectContinue reading “$562,000 will give new boost to Sebastian’s Working Waterfront, protect environment, riverfront”

Fort Pierce mayor election: Linda Hudson, Donna Benton talk police, crime, city’s image

Laurie K. Blandford   | Treasure Coast Newspapers Show Caption Hide Caption TCPalm Editorial Board Interview: Fort Pierce Mayor TCPalm Editorial Board interview with Fort Pierce Mayoral candidates Linda Hudson (incumbent) and Donna Benton. Fort Pierce gets a bad wrap. Both mayoral candidates in the Nov. 3 runoff election want to improve the city’s image — tarnishedContinue reading “Fort Pierce mayor election: Linda Hudson, Donna Benton talk police, crime, city’s image”

Martin County sheriff’s officials asking for public’s help to find missing man

Will Greenlee   | Treasure Coast Newspapers MARTIN COUNTY — Martin County sheriff’s officials are asking for help in finding a 61-year-old man described as “extremely depressed” and last seen Sunday, the agency stated. Ronald Rasch, of the 3600 block of Southeast Salerno Road in Stuart, was reported missing Tuesday by his girlfriend. The woman toldContinue reading “Martin County sheriff’s officials asking for public’s help to find missing man”

Is seeing believing? Ex-Vero Beach manager didn’t envision power plant potential | Opinion

Laurence Reisman   | Treasure Coast Newspapers Jim O’Connor has become a believer. About five years ago when the Vero Beach power plant along Indian River Boulevard was shuttered, the then-city manager was ready to tear it down and generate $300,000 from the sale of surplus. “I had just no imagination at all,” O’Connor told meContinue reading “Is seeing believing? Ex-Vero Beach manager didn’t envision power plant potential | Opinion”

More than 150,000 mail ballots sent out to Treasure Coast voters with more to come

Joshua Solomon   | Treasure Coast Newspapers A record number of mail ballots were mailed out across the Treasure Coast Thursday, shattering previous totals and showing a potential sign of how residents plan to approach voting in the middle of a pandemic.  Nearly 157,000 mail ballots were sent, and more are expected to be mailed out asContinue reading “More than 150,000 mail ballots sent out to Treasure Coast voters with more to come”

New charter school’s principal resigns less than one month after it opens

Sommer Brugal   | Treasure Coast Newspapers FORT PIERCE — Less than a month after a new charter school opened, its principal has resigned, claiming one of the co-founders misrepresented her educational experience and character toward students.  In a Facebook post last week, Courtney Paschal Purnell, the former principal of Independence Classical Academy, said the “school shouldContinue reading “New charter school’s principal resigns less than one month after it opens”

Auto museum could be coming to former Press Journal building if Vero Beach OKs zoning change

Colleen Wixon   | Treasure Coast Newspapers VERO BEACH — The city may change zoning to allow museums in the commercial district, and the first one already is being planned in the former Vero Beach Press Journal building.  Businessman Wayne Gould wants to create an auto museum in the former newspaper building at 1801 U.S. 1. He ownsContinue reading “Auto museum could be coming to former Press Journal building if Vero Beach OKs zoning change”

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has charges dropped in Jupiter prostitution sting

The move comes after a Florida appeals court ruled videos of the alleged crime, shot with a ‘sneak-and-peek’ warrant, could not be used as evidence. Hannah Winston   | Palm Beach Post WEST PALM BEACH – After an appeals court ruled in his favor and Florida’s attorney general said she wouldn’t take an appeal to the Florida SupremeContinue reading “New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has charges dropped in Jupiter prostitution sting”