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TREASURE COAST ― Two University of Florida scientists are the recipients of a $200,000 grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to develop a device that detects and measures the amount of toxins in the air from red tides.

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TREASURE COAST ― A study led by researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce has found that stranded dolphins in Florida had significantly higher concentrations of lead, mercury, and selenium, and lower concentrations of iron than stranded…

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MARTIN COUNTY – In August, Martin County launched its comprehensive CARES Act funding programs designed to assist individuals, families and small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Today, the county is pleased to announce assistance for residential landlords.

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MARTIN COUNTY – The Big Taste of Martin County: Dine-in, Takeout, and Delivery is presented by Publix Super Markets Charities, as an annual fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties for the entire month of October.

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STUART — The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Chef’s Table and Libations Mobile Catering are coming together for a unique experience, “Whiskers for Whiskey” — a tasting event featuring exclusive, top shelf whiskey and bourbon paired with five expertly crafted plates. This inaugural even…

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TREASURE COAST – Indian River State College President Dr. Edwin Massey has long been regarded as visionary by his colleagues and by higher education professionals across the nation. His leadership and commitment to IRSC and the people comprising its service district were celebrated in many w…

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TREASURE COAST ― A nonprofit organization is collecting old smartphones to be used by hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

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TREASURE COAST ― No matter where you live in Florida, your grocery store probably features fruits and vegetables bred by University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences scientists.

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TREASURE COAST ― Dr. Diego Maldonado, a pulmonologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Indian River Hospital, wants the community to know that there is one important COVID-19 risk factor that is in their control: weight.

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STUART ― The Martin County Genealogical Society (MCGS) will open its 2020-21 season with a “Genealogical Overview of Virginia” presented via webinar by David Attride, MCGS Vice President. The free webinar will be from Friday, September 18 from 2-3 p.m.. To participate, visit www.mcgsfl.org a…

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TREASURE COAST ― West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is usually spread through the bite of an infected mosquito in the summer through the end of mosquito season in the fall.

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MARTIN COUNTY – In November 2018, Martin County voters passed a referendum granting the Martin County School Board the authority to appoint the Superintendent of Schools. Superintendent Laurie J. Gaylord's second term as the elected Superintendent will expire in November 2020. The School Boa…

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Martin County voters will go to the polls this Aug. 18 to vote in the 2020 Primary Election. The Hometown News is running a series of candidate profiles prior to the Primary Election and has asked each candidate, whether incumbent or challenger, the same three questions.

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Martin County voters will go to the polls this Aug. 18 to vote in the 2020 Primary Election. The Hometown News is running a series of candidate profiles prior to the Primary Election and has asked each candidate, whether incumbent or challenger, the same three questions.

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Martin County voters will go to the polls this Aug. 18 to vote in the 2020 Primary Election. The Hometown News is running a series of candidate profiles prior to the Primary Election and has asked each candidate, whether incumbent or challenger, the same three questions.

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Martin County voters will go to the polls this Aug. 18 to vote in the 2020 Primary Election. The Hometown News is running a series of candidate profiles prior to the Primary Election and has asked each candidate, whether incumbent or challenger, the same three questions.

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FLORIDA ― As Floridians deal with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing anyone needs is to also deal with a scam. But data from the Federal Trade Commission reveals that Florida has had the second most coronavirus-related fraud complaints in the nation, trailing only California.

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Martin County voters will go to the polls this Aug. 18 to vote in the 2020 Primary Election. The Hometown News is running a series of candidate profiles prior to the Primary Election and has asked each candidate, whether incumbent or challenger, the same three questions with a total 150-word…

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Martin County voters will go to the polls this Aug. 18 to vote in the 2020 Primary Election. The Hometown News is running a series of candidate profiles prior to the Primary Election and has asked each candidate, whether incumbent or challenger, the same three questions with a total 150-word…

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TREASURE COAST ― In 1715, a fleet of ships loaded with treasure was returning to Spain from Havana, Cuba when it encountered a hurricane near Vero Beach. Eleven of the fleet’s 12 ships were lost, scattering treasure and giving the Treasure Coast its name.

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STATEWIDE ― U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL) and Brian Mast (R-FL) have introduced the Pedestrian Safety Study Act to help protect the safety of pedestrians, motorists and residents along the high-speed rail corridor being constructed on Florida’s East Coast. Residents and local busine…

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A student at the Marine Oceonographic Academy at Fort Pierce Westwood High School, 16-year-old Baton Twirler Melyna Vaudrin twirls her lit up batons at half time.

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St. Lucie County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Garry Wilson and Captain Mike Sheelar head out onto the course.

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Port St. Lucie Police Chief John Bolduc, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky, St lucie County Fire Chief Nate Spera and Assistant Chief Richard Del Toro lay wreathes at the Midflorida Credit Union Event Center.

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St. Lucie Fire District’s  John Wozar,  St. Lucie Sheriff’s Deputies Emmanuel Etienne and Shirley Lindstadt and  Lt. Jason Kershanick at the opening ceremonies for Clover Park.

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Martin County Fire Rescue Para Medic Conner Pecci and Training Captain Rob Udzinski lead the walk.