The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
June 9, 2016
Sale Official 
Frisbies Buy Royal Poinciana Way Site for 
$10.3 Million
It's official: the  Frisbie family of Palm Beach has bought the Vesenaz site at the east end of Royal Poinciana Way for roughly $10 million.

The deed recorded today. Ian Campbell, representative and property manager for Vesenaz, said the deal closed on Monday.
Construction and Traffic Highlights for the Week of 6/6/2016
Traffic 6-10-16
To help residence navigate through the upcoming off-season construction the Town of Palm Beach has set up a weekly traffic report.
Palm Beach to Discuss Moratorium on Marijuana Distribution 
Medical Marijuana
UPDATE: Town Attorney John Randolph told the Town Council's Ordinances Rules and Standards Committee today that the town should be ready to impose the moratorium "so we can study the issue and come up with our own regulations, during the moratorium, if the council decides to adopt our own regulations." 
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Town Officials to Consider Beach Regulations to Stop Shark Fishing
Town officials think restricting access to public beaches and banning certain activities might help address an ongoing problem with shark fishing on the island.
The Town Council's Ordinances, Rules and Standards Committee  is scheduled to consider regulations that would prohibit shark fishing "by chumming or blood baiting" at its meeting Thursday morning.
Protesters' Free Speech Suit Against Town Likely Headed to Trial
Palm Beachers have not seen the last of protesters with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
Activists plan to march on the island again next spring, according to an attorney for the coalition, which regularly demonstrates throughout the nation in support of fair wages and labor laws for farm workers.
Palm Beach to Consider New Uber Regulations
UPDATE: A Town Council committee said today that a Palm Beach County ordinance is sufficient to regulate internet-based ride sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft in Palm Beach. 
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
New Palm Beach Ordinance Seeks to Govern Booming Drone Use
In February 2015, a drone hovered over resident  Rush Limbaugh 's home, then quartered the north end and returned to eyeball the property again. A month earlier, security at  Donald Trump 's Mar-a-Lago Club reported that a drone cruised overhead shooting video that later appeared on YouTube.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach County on 'Path from Recovery to Prosperity,' Clerk Says in Annual Finance Report
Sharon Bock
Palm Beach County posted its biggest single-year increase in government revenue in a decade, County Clerk Sharon Bock said Tuesday during her annual financial report.
West Palm Beach Commission Gives Nod to Marina Village Project on North Flagler
Marina Village Project
The Marina Village project planned for North Flagler Drive between 38th and 42nd Streets in West Palm Beach, a joint venture between Miami developer the Related Group and West Palm-based boat repair/refit company Rybovich, is starting to take shape.
All Aboard Florida: Brightline Unveils Its Passenger Cars
Brightline, the high-speed rail service that promises to connect Miami and Orlando, is making a $2.5 billion bet that passengers will pay to ride its shiny new trains.
How does Brightline President Michael Reininger hope to win such a large wager? By focusing on the tiniest details.
James Patterson
James Patterson Hopes to Reinvent the Way We Read Books
Best-selling author James Patterson and publisher Little, Brown at Hachette Books are placing a massive bet this week.
They will unveil a new low-priced imprint called Bookshots that has ambitious plans to roll out more than 100 new titles with a rock bottom price: $4.99.
Bob Wright and the Art of Negotiation - Excerpt from his Book The Wright Stuff
Bob Wright
Fox News Reports 
The problem with hit shows is that they eventually end, and you have to begin again from scratch with no guarantees you can achieve another spark. We owned the business in 1995 when Seinfeld was number one and anchoring our primetime ratings. By 1997, the tables were turned and we were desperate to renew Seinfeld. I personally negotiated with Michael Ovitz to keep Seinfeld on the air. He controlled that show because of his position as Jerry's agent and was a forceful personality; he also received a cut from the show. But we knew Jerry's interest was waning.
Read More (Fox News) 

Monday, June 13, 9:30 AM
Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
Town Hall Council Chambers
Monday, June 13, 3:15 PM
Public Works Committee Meeting
Town Hall Council Chambers
Tuesday, June 14, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Town Hall Council Chambers
June 15, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting-Development Review
Town Hall Council Chambers
June 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Coaching the Mature Driver Course
Town of Palm Beach South Fire Station
June 16, 2:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Hall Council Chambers
Palm Beach Seeks Cutting Edge Telecommunications Service
The  town-wide underground utilities conversion offers an unusual chance to obtain state-of-the-art telecommunications service throughout the island at a competitive price, town officials say.

The town's  Underground Utilities Task Force said Tuesday that the town should do all it can to seize that opportunity.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Zika Virus: Palm Beach County Reports Eighth Case
Palm Beach County's eighth reported case of the Zika virus was reported Tuesday, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The case was one of five announced from around the state on Tuesday - the other four were from Escambia, Hillsborough, Osceola and Seminole counties. All five were travel-related.
Mosquito Transmitted Zika Virus Alert
Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of infected mosquitoes.  Sexual transmission also has been documented.  Although there are no documented cases of mosquito-borne transmission in the United States, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has encouraged local community education to minimize breeding conditions for mosquitos and promote best practices for bite prevention. 
Sales Tax Hike to go to Voters Now That Enough Cities Have Backed it
Palm Beach County voters will have their say Nov. 8 on whether the sales tax in the county should be increased by a penny on the dollar to pay for upgrades to roads, bridges, schools and county buildings.

For the plan to go to voters, city councils and commissions representing a majority of municipal residents had to approve a plan already agreed to by the Palm Beach County Commission and School Board.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Hurricane Symbol
Officials Discuss Hurricane Prep at South End Seminar
As Tropical Storm Colin formed off the Gulf Coast it was a good reminder to Palm Beach residents that hurricane season is well under way.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Nesting Green Sea Turtles Make First Arrivals on North County Beaches
Loggerhead turtle nest
As usual in early June, nesting green sea turtles are making their first appearances on north county beaches to lay their eggs.
Leatherbacks and loggerheads start at the beginning of the March 1 - Oct. 31 nesting season.
Tenet Medical Centers Having Cereal Drive
Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive
Five Palm Beach County medical centers owned by Tenet Healthcare are participating in a cereal drive to ensure underprivileged children get breakfast while they are out of school this summer.
The Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, which started June 3 and runs through June 10, will benefit local food banks throughout South Florida, according to a news release.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
Forgetting is Key to
Good Memory
Scientists in Florida have discovered a new protein that is needed for normal forgetting by the human brain. It appears that forgetting is a critical part of the normal management of memories. Identifying the protein essential to this normal forgetting may help researchers to gain further insight into how the human memory works.
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