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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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Controversial Private Club Approved
Palm Beach NewsTown of Palm Beach News

On Wednesday, the Town Council gave permission for the Carriage House private club to open at 264 and 270 S. County Road. This long-awaited decision comes after months of debate and amid continued fierce opposition from neighbors, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. The council approved around

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Men-of-War Plague South Florida Beaches
Town of Palm Beach News

Palm Beach County’s beaches flew purple flags on Tuesday to warn beachgoers of the presence of dangerous marine life—in this case, stinging pests known as Portuguese men-of-war, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. Portuguese men-of-war get their name from the battleship-shaped balloon that keeps them afloat. The

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Carriage House Back Before Town Council
Town of Palm Beach News

Today, the controversial Carriage House, a proposed private club that would be on South County Road in Palm Beach, will be back before the Town Council, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. Last month, amid opposition from residents near the proposed club, the council deferred the proposal

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