Tony Doris

Tony Doris covers West Palm Beach. He has worked at the Post for a decade, as a government editor, Palm Beach Gardens reporter and Investigative Team reporter.

Latest from Tony Doris

It’s all about amour at Loic, upcoming West Palm French bakery-cafe
 Loic Autret figures he’s on his second or third life, which partly explains why he’s so over-the-top about the bakery/bar/cafe he’s about to open in downtown West Palm near the corner of South Dixie Highway and Hibiscus Street. Tours of duty in Iraq and Cambodia left the French former paratrooper and minesweeper scarred...

Posted: 12 hours ago

Loic Autret figures he’s on his second or third life, which partly explains why he’s so over-the-top about the bakery/bar/cafe he’s about to open in downtown West Palm near the corner of South Dixie Highway and Hibiscus Street. Tours of duty in Iraq and Cambodia left the French former paratrooper and minesweeper scarred...
NEW: Riviera Beach picks manager without interview; then he quits
 The three Riviera Beach City Council members who fired the city manager last month voted Wednesday night to hire as interim city manager someone they neither interviewed nor vetted. And he withdrew from contention the next day, after media reports about his past. Council members Lynne Hubbard, Terence “TD” Davis and Dawn...

Posted: 15 hours ago

The three Riviera Beach City Council members who fired the city manager last month voted Wednesday night to hire as interim city manager someone they neither interviewed nor vetted. And he withdrew from contention the next day, after media reports about his past. Council members Lynne Hubbard, Terence “TD” Davis and Dawn...
Materio draws competitor in West Palm commission race
 The race for the city commission seat in West Palm’s south end just drew another entrant. Christina Lambert filed Oct. 16 to run for the District 5 seat against incumbent Shanon Materio. Lambert said in a press release that she is a productivity strategist who works with CEOs and other professionals to improve their business practices...

Posted: 2 days ago

The race for the city commission seat in West Palm’s south end just drew another entrant. Christina Lambert filed Oct. 16 to run for the District 5 seat against incumbent Shanon Materio. Lambert said in a press release that she is a productivity strategist who works with CEOs and other professionals to improve their business practices...
Police appalled by stifling assisted living facility post-Irma
 Elder residents of a West Palm Beach assisted living facility were left sweltering after Hurricane Irma, after the facility lost power and for a day its director refused a city offer of generators to power the air conditioning, according to just-released police reports. Residents of Savannah Court were found sweating on the home’s steamy...

Posted: 3 days ago

Elder residents of a West Palm Beach assisted living facility were left sweltering after Hurricane Irma, after the facility lost power and for a day its director refused a city offer of generators to power the air conditioning, according to just-released police reports. Residents of Savannah Court were found sweating on the home’s steamy...
Lake Park man, 90, has worked at same job for 65 years
 Not only is Hank Libby 90 years old and working full-time, five-and-a-half days a week, but he’s worked at the same company for 65 years. Go to Maschmeyer Concrete and you’ll see him fixing forklifts or whatever heavy machinery needs attention. Until a few years ago, you could see him climbing on top of 62-foot-tall silos to fix...

Posted: 7 days ago

Not only is Hank Libby 90 years old and working full-time, five-and-a-half days a week, but he’s worked at the same company for 65 years. Go to Maschmeyer Concrete and you’ll see him fixing forklifts or whatever heavy machinery needs attention. Until a few years ago, you could see him climbing on top of 62-foot-tall silos to fix...
Bridge construction remains a constant as Palm Beach enters new season
 As surely as swallows return to Capistrano, bridge workers flock to the island. The swallows eventually leave for the off-season. The bridge workers stay, though. At least, that’s been the pattern: migrating from one span to another — middle bridge, north bridge and now south. So as tourists and seasonal residents make their return...

Posted: 8 days ago

As surely as swallows return to Capistrano, bridge workers flock to the island. The swallows eventually leave for the off-season. The bridge workers stay, though. At least, that’s been the pattern: migrating from one span to another — middle bridge, north bridge and now south. So as tourists and seasonal residents make their return...
West Palm urges Trump to extend haven for Haitians who fled disasters
 An earthquake, cholera epidemic and hurricane have left Haiti reeling, and the 58,000 who fled for the safety of the U.S. need more time, the city commission said Tuesday, in a vote urging the Trump administration to extend their Temporary Protected Status. In a unanimous vote without discussion, the commission urged President Trump to extend...

Posted: 9 days ago

An earthquake, cholera epidemic and hurricane have left Haiti reeling, and the 58,000 who fled for the safety of the U.S. need more time, the city commission said Tuesday, in a vote urging the Trump administration to extend their Temporary Protected Status. In a unanimous vote without discussion, the commission urged President Trump to extend...
UPDATE: Lane closure on Southern Bridge in Palm Beach delayed
 Update, 4:45 p.m.: Florida Department of Transportation says due to expected bad weather, the lane closure on Thursday has been canceled and rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Original story: The Southern Boulevard Bridge will narrow to one lane overnight Thursday, with flaggers directing the flow of cars over the causeway...

Posted: 9 days ago

Update, 4:45 p.m.: Florida Department of Transportation says due to expected bad weather, the lane closure on Thursday has been canceled and rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Original story: The Southern Boulevard Bridge will narrow to one lane overnight Thursday, with flaggers directing the flow of cars over the causeway...
Last chance to get hurricane debris to curb
 Last Call for Irma Debris Pickup Customers face Sunday deadline to avoid fees, as City nears storm debris pickup completion WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (October 11, 2017)—The City of West Palm Beach Public Works Department is now entering the final pass for Hurricane Irma debris removal and pickup. Customers have until noon on Sunday...

Posted: 9 days ago

Last Call for Irma Debris Pickup Customers face Sunday deadline to avoid fees, as City nears storm debris pickup completion WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (October 11, 2017)—The City of West Palm Beach Public Works Department is now entering the final pass for Hurricane Irma debris removal and pickup. Customers have until noon on Sunday...
Official’s firing angers Riviera crowd, who vow ‘not to take it any more’
 The city of 34,000 has no assistant city manager, human resources director, assistant human resources director, purchasing director, IT director or building services director. The public works director is on leave, pending an internal investigation. The police chief is scheduled to retire next month. And yet, after City Manager Jonathan Evans...

Posted: 13 days ago

The city of 34,000 has no assistant city manager, human resources director, assistant human resources director, purchasing director, IT director or building services director. The public works director is on leave, pending an internal investigation. The police chief is scheduled to retire next month. And yet, after City Manager Jonathan Evans...
Lanes of Flagler to be closed to cars as West Palm GreenMarket reopens
 West Palm Beach’s popular GreenMarket is back, and bigger, with 90 vendors clustered on a waterfront where car traffic has been halved to make more room for those on foot and bike to enjoy the scene. The GreenMarket opens its 23rd season Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The city is trying an experiment in urban living, called Flagler...

Posted: 14 days ago

West Palm Beach’s popular GreenMarket is back, and bigger, with 90 vendors clustered on a waterfront where car traffic has been halved to make more room for those on foot and bike to enjoy the scene. The GreenMarket opens its 23rd season Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The city is trying an experiment in urban living, called Flagler...