Author: Barbara

Heard files for re-election despite criminal charges

Still facing criminal charges for alleged public records violations in 2013, Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard, a Republican, filed for re-election June 22 on the last day of the qualifying period. She paid the $3,810 qualifying fee from a $5,000 loan to herself and rented […]

Reporter’s story did no favors to Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman undermined the public’s trust of venerable news organizations with his May 12 article, “Only in Florida: Battle over water, free speech pits billionaire vs. activist.” Instead of checking the facts found in court records and legal documents, he took […]

County Commission and School Board Forum slated

The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free forum Thursday, April 5, at the Hobe Sound Bible College. Residents can meet and hear in person the candidates for the Martin County Commission and School Board, perhaps the offices most relevant to residents’ everyday lives. […]

Mast to answer questions about safe schools at taxpayers meeting

Stopping the threat of more school shootings The Martin County Taxpayers Association opened ticket sales to the public for its annual dinner Thursday, March 29, to hear the opinions of two Republican political leaders, US Congressman Brian Mast and Martin County Sheriff Will Snyder. Mast’s […]

Maggy Hurchalla hijacks court’s order

Ruling in Lake Point case delayed by yet another hearing A jury took only 90 minutes on Valentine’s Day to find environmentalist Maggy Hurchalla, a former Martin County commissioner, liable for tortious interference. Now, two weeks later, the court still has not yet issued the order […]