Barry Richard performs the robocall he sent to Palm Beach County absentee voters.
A misprint on 60,000 absentee ballots means vote-counting in Palm Beach County will be sort of special again this year.
Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said each of those ballots will have to be examined, the intent of each voter discerned, and the vote transferred to a properly printed ballot so it can be read by a tabulation scanner.
When it comes to clean energy projects like wind farms, where people stand on a proposal sometimes depends on where they sit. Take the case of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, certainly a champion of green causes — until someone proposed building a wind farm off Cape Cod, where the liberal lion liked to do his sailing.
A controversial agreement between Palm Beach County and developers is finally producing reduced-price homes for low- to middle-income families.
It’s just not happening fast enough.
In 2006, at the height of South Florida’s building boom, the county decided to set aside affordable housing for its workforce. So it struck what sounded like a sweet deal for developers: they could build more houses than usual within certain areas, provided they knock down some prices.
The Kennedy Bunker on Peanut Island in Palm Beach was really amazing. It was like a this huge tin cylinder 27 feet underground and could house 30 people for 30 days comfortably. Complete with an escape hatch and a helipad it was designed to protect President John F. Kennedy in the event of attack.