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Alanna Barrett

William Minor Ordered to Pay $1.6 Million
Town of Palm Beach News

A former volunteer for a charity in Palm Beach is being required to pay back $1.6 million to the non-profit he defrauded during his decades-long scam targeting the organization’s pension plan, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. William H. Minor, 70, pleaded guilty to one count of

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Palm House May Sell to London-Based Company
Town of Palm Beach News

A new plan is in action to sell the still-unfinished Palm House property in Palm Beach to a buyer linked to a major London-based real estate investment firm that specializes in resort and commercial developments worldwide, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. A new court filing shows

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Palm Beach Refuses to Move Beached Boat
Town of Palm Beach News

The 32-foot vessel originally named Summer Smart, beached near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago since Jan. 23, is falling apart, but as of now the Town of Palm Beach is refusing to remove it, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. “That falls into the category of no good

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Scholarship Founded in Honor of Mettler
Town of Palm Beach News

Late Palm Beach Town Council member Thomas Mettler’s legacy will live on through a scholarship in his name, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. The council accepted his family’s initial donation of $100,000 to the Thomas Mettler Scholarship Fund unanimously after a presentation by Thomas Mettler’s son,

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"The Lodge" Not To Be Landmarked
Town of Palm Beach News

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted against landmarking “The Lodge,” a 1936 North End house designed by noted society architect Maurice Fatio, after the owner objected, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News.  Commissioners agreed with Christopher Kellogg, owner of the home at 475 N. County Road, that the

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Patriot's Owner Charged With Soliciting Prostitutes
Town of Palm Beach News

Owner of the New England Patriots and part-time Palm Beach resident Robert Kraft is among those facing charges for soliciting prostitutes, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. The billionaire has long ties to Palm Beach County, including an apartment at The Breakers and a close friendship with

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Abandoned Boat Begins to Break Apart
Town of Palm Beach News

A boat abandoned and beached just north of Mar-a-Lago has begun breaking apart in the rough surf, exposing gas and oil tanks that some residents worry will contaminate the beach and ocean, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. Pinpointing whose responsibility removing the abandoned boat and ensuring

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Commission Votes to Ban Shared Scooters
Town of Palm Beach News

On Thursday, the Palm Beach Planning and Zoning Commission voted 7-0 to recommend the Town Council adopt a ban of scooter ride sharing in Palm Beach, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. The commission cited concern that left-behind scooters will litter sidewalks and public or private property.

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Worth Avenue Valet Program Analyzed
Town of Palm Beach News

Palm Beach’s new valet parking program on Worth Avenue is helping lessen traffic congestion, but it’s not clear whether it is opening more spots for shoppers, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. The Town Council reached that consensus after Worth Avenue Association member Daren Rubenfeld and town

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Palm Beach Residents Warned of Scams
Palm Beach NewsTown of Palm Beach News

Lynda Webster has a message for town of Palm Beach residents: If the former director of the CIA and FBI can be the target of a scam, so can you. In 2014, William Webster, who held both jobs during his career, received a call saying he had won $72 million

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