Essential information shared at Guardians of the Glades town hall meeting

BELLE GLADE — The Guardians of the Glades put on a Facebook Live presentation Thursday evening, April 2, titled the “Glades-Area Virtual Town Hall Meeting,” that was intended to calm public fears and uncertainty, and instill confidence in local leaders striving to help people stay safe through the coronavirus pandemic. Scheduled speakers were: State Rep. […]

Belle Glade chimes in with DeSantis order, approves mural project

BELLE GLADE — City commissioners met in a special session Thursday afternoon, April 2, endorsed the governor’s latest statewide orders regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and reaffirmed their state of emergency declaration. They also talked over, then unanimously endorsed a proposal from citizen Katrina Finney to create a county grant-financed mural on the Lake Shore […]

Officials warn against gatherings like Pahokee ‘party’

PAHOKEE — A large crowd of mostly young people gathered on a city street for an impromptu party here over the weekend, prompting a social media scolding by Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay and a statement from the city manager warning against the public congregating. Commissioner McKinlay used the event as an example of […]

Views from inside a nursing home on lockdown

PAHOKEE — After a particularly long and extremely trying week in the nursing home, Glades Health Care Center Assistant Administrator Leila Chambers composed some thoughts as she breathed in some R&R time before dawn Saturday morning, and spilled them out in a social media post. Speaking to no one in particular but addressing the community […]

Most dental offices in Lake O region are closed

No elective work until at least May 8 Most dentists’ offices in Florida are closed except for emergency treatments because of an order by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. In checking with those dentists in the Lake Okeechobee region who have a presence online, a website or Facebook page, phone calls in most cases go directly […]

Palm Beach County’s sweeping orders aim to ‘lead by example,’ Kerner says

WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County is trying to “lead by example” in taking some drastic steps to more or less have all of its 1.5 million citizens and untold numbers of visitors to essentially shelter in place, starting immediately. County officials told the public to all but stay home, period, in a 4 […]

Palm Beach County’s sweeping orders aim to ‘lead by example,’ Kerner says

WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County is trying to “lead by example” in taking some drastic steps to more or less have all of its 1.5 million citizens and untold numbers of visitors to essentially shelter in place, starting immediately. County officials told the public to all but stay home, period, in a 4 […]

This summons you can ignore

MOORE HAVEN — If you are among the few hundred Glades County residents who recently got a letter in the mail from Clerk of Court Sandra H. Brown, informing that “you are hereby personally commanded to … appear before the judge of the Circuit and/or County in and for Glades County … at the Courthouse […]

Airboat tour firm closes due to safety concerns

BELLE GLADE — Business was pretty good for the MasterGator Airboat Tours company this winter — until Lake Okeechobee levels started dropping to near-danger depths at the south end and “coronavirus” became the word on everyone’s lips. “GatorMike” Goyette runs the business and says they decided to shut down last week but he referred questions […]

Palm Beach County’s Business Development Board has teleconference Friday

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County will be conducting a teleconference Friday afternoon with several officials for the information of local business owners throughout the county. Small-business owners especially are encouraged to participate, and they should start by going to the board’s website at bdb.org and click on the […]