Kristyn Wellesley

Kristyn Wellesley has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Ball State University and a master’s in International Journalism with a focus on terrorism and political reporting from City University in London. She speaks seven languages fluently, and is working on three more.

Latest from Kristyn Wellesley

Hurricane Matthew: ‘We were so lucky’ in the Treasure Coast
 In Jensen Beach and St. Lucie County, damage was superficial. The roofs of mobile homes weren’t stripped off, RVs didn’t fall over and beaches were remarkably intact. As people returned to their homes Thursday morning, some were surprised to find power in their trailers and their air conditioners running. “My mobile home...

4:18 PM Friday, Oct. 07, 2016

In Jensen Beach and St. Lucie County, damage was superficial. The roofs of mobile homes weren’t stripped off, RVs didn’t fall over and beaches were remarkably intact. As people returned to their homes Thursday morning, some were surprised to find power in their trailers and their air conditioners running. “My mobile home...
Hurricane Matthew: What’s open in South County?
 With Hurricane Matthew thankfully behind us — for now — businesses are starting to open back up in Boynton, Delray and Boca. Here’s a list of what we know is open: Boynton Beach:  Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and learning Center is open Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p..m.      The Boynton Beach Police Department lobby...

2:49 PM Friday, Oct. 07, 2016

With Hurricane Matthew thankfully behind us — for now — businesses are starting to open back up in Boynton, Delray and Boca. Here’s a list of what we know is open: Boynton Beach: Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and learning Center is open Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p..m. The Boynton Beach Police Department lobby...
Hurricane Matthew: How windy will it get over the next 24 hours in Boynton, Delray and Boca?
 Hurricane Matthew is here, so here’s what you need to know: Projected wind speeds from the National Weather Service: Boynton Beach:  5 p.m.: sustained 38 mph, gusts to 68 mph 9 p.m.: sustained 48 mph, gusts to 89 mph 1 a.m. Friday: sustained 51 mph, gusts to 71 mph 5 a.m.: sustained 34 mph, gusts to 48 mph   Boca Raton:  5 p.m...

10:01 PM Thursday, Oct. 06, 2016

Hurricane Matthew is here, so here’s what you need to know: Projected wind speeds from the National Weather Service: Boynton Beach: 5 p.m.: sustained 38 mph, gusts to 68 mph 9 p.m.: sustained 48 mph, gusts to 89 mph 1 a.m. Friday: sustained 51 mph, gusts to 71 mph 5 a.m.: sustained 34 mph, gusts to 48 mph Boca Raton: 5 p.m...
Free Trump rally tickets hot in Ft. Myers, selling for as much as $200 each online
 “Deplorables” are flocking to Craigslist to get their hands on tickets to today’s Donald J. Trump rally, with some sellers asking as much as $200 each. Another seller is offering a package for $1000 that includes four tickets and Doral golf shirts. Tickets for the event at Germain Arena in Estero (right in the middle between...

2:59 PM Monday, Sep. 19, 2016

“Deplorables” are flocking to Craigslist to get their hands on tickets to today’s Donald J. Trump rally, with some sellers asking as much as $200 each. Another seller is offering a package for $1000 that includes four tickets and Doral golf shirts. Tickets for the event at Germain Arena in Estero (right in the middle between...
Students at Delray’s Village Academy got a warm welcome their first day back
 By Lulu Ramadan “I feel so special,” a high school student at Village Academy said as she approached the Delray Beach school’s main hallway, lined with 50 men applauding and throwing high-fives on the first day of school Monday. “You are special,” Principal Latoya Dixon quickly replied.  

2:49 PM Monday, Aug. 15, 2016

By Lulu Ramadan “I feel so special,” a high school student at Village Academy said as she approached the Delray Beach school’s main hallway, lined with 50 men applauding and throwing high-fives on the first day of school Monday. “You are special,” Principal Latoya Dixon quickly replied.  
Letter: Get started on Boynton riverwalk project
   I am one of many citizens residing in Boynton Beach who is in favor of growth in downtown Boynton Beach. The Community Redevelopment Agency, in fulfillment of its mandate, is trying to increase property values in its district by encouraging development to change blighted areas into desirable and beautiful places to live, work and shop...

9:45 PM Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

  I am one of many citizens residing in Boynton Beach who is in favor of growth in downtown Boynton Beach. The Community Redevelopment Agency, in fulfillment of its mandate, is trying to increase property values in its district by encouraging development to change blighted areas into desirable and beautiful places to live, work and shop...
Letter: How can addict be blameless in death?
   In your front-page article, “Who is to blame in heroin-related death, the dealer of the addict?” (Aug. 5), regarding the trial of heroin drug dealer Christopher Massena, the feds have prosecuted the drug dealer in an overdose death of a drug addict. Massena faces 100 years in prison when he is sentenced in October. The...

9:30 PM Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

  In your front-page article, “Who is to blame in heroin-related death, the dealer of the addict?” (Aug. 5), regarding the trial of heroin drug dealer Christopher Massena, the feds have prosecuted the drug dealer in an overdose death of a drug addict. Massena faces 100 years in prison when he is sentenced in October. The...
'Holy Melania!': Comedian Ken Jeong's skit sheds light on Trump outsourcing
 Comedian Ken Jeong starred in a "Funny or Die"–produced video called, "Donald Decoded: Outsourcing" which aired during Monday's Democratic National Convention prime-time kick-off.  Jeong, along with Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, goes through a list of...

1:02 PM Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2016

Comedian Ken Jeong starred in a "Funny or Die"–produced video called, "Donald Decoded: Outsourcing" which aired during Monday's Democratic National Convention prime-time kick-off.  Jeong, along with Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, goes through a list of...
Letters: Americans’ patriotism on proud litter display
   It is always wonderful to see citizens gather together to watch the splendid fireworks display. Their love of country and respect for our community is always so beautifully expressed by the trail of garbage and litter they leave on our front lawn and up our street. BENEDICT IVES, LAKE WORTH

5:53 PM Friday, Jul. 08, 2016

  It is always wonderful to see citizens gather together to watch the splendid fireworks display. Their love of country and respect for our community is always so beautifully expressed by the trail of garbage and litter they leave on our front lawn and up our street. BENEDICT IVES, LAKE WORTH
Letter: Flags on Boca cell towers deserving of respect
   About a year ago, gigantic electronics’ towers were installed within what appears to be Boca West’s property on Powerline Road and at Yamato Road at Florida’s Turnpike. To disguise these towers, a vain attempt was made to make them look like flagpoles and enormous American flags were installed. While it is always...

5:23 AM Sunday, Jul. 03, 2016

  About a year ago, gigantic electronics’ towers were installed within what appears to be Boca West’s property on Powerline Road and at Yamato Road at Florida’s Turnpike. To disguise these towers, a vain attempt was made to make them look like flagpoles and enormous American flags were installed. While it is always...