Susan Salisbury

A native of West Palm Beach, Susan Salisbury has been a newspaper reporter in Palm Beach County for many years. She is a University of Florida graduate and covers consumer issues, agriculture, international trade, utilities and other business news.

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Hurricane prep: Generator maintenance
 After the storm: More generator tips Every week, consumers take their portable generators to local stores hoping for good news.  They swear they’ve been performing the recommended monthly maintenance on the machines so loud, but so valued when the power goes out following a storm. But the tell-tale thick brown sludge in the...

Posted: 19 days ago

After the storm: More generator tips Every week, consumers take their portable generators to local stores hoping for good news.  They swear they’ve been performing the recommended monthly maintenance on the machines so loud, but so valued when the power goes out following a storm. But the tell-tale thick brown sludge in the...
Jupiter resident named executive director of town’s El Sol center
 Suzanne Cordero has been named executive director of El Sol, Jupiter’s neighborhood resource center. She is transitioning into the position and will take over full time on June 4. Cordero, a Jupiter resident, replaces Jocelyn Skolnik, who has been executive director at El Sol for 10 years. Skolnik has accepted a position as executive...

6:41 PM Monday, Apr. 23, 2018

Suzanne Cordero has been named executive director of El Sol, Jupiter’s neighborhood resource center. She is transitioning into the position and will take over full time on June 4. Cordero, a Jupiter resident, replaces Jocelyn Skolnik, who has been executive director at El Sol for 10 years. Skolnik has accepted a position as executive...
West Palm Beach, Delray Beach restaurants cited for violations
 Jereve, a restaurant in the EmKo art space at 2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, and Taverna Opa, 270 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, were temporarily shut down last week by state inspectors who cited them for numerous violations. Both were cleared to re-open. A Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspector noted...

4:16 PM Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018

Jereve, a restaurant in the EmKo art space at 2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, and Taverna Opa, 270 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, were temporarily shut down last week by state inspectors who cited them for numerous violations. Both were cleared to re-open. A Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspector noted...
E. coli infections in 11 states linked to chopped Romaine lettuce
 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have announced that chopped, bagged romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Ariz. region may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick. No common grower, supplier, distributor or brand has been identified yet. The agencies advised consumers...

7:07 PM Monday, Apr. 16, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have announced that chopped, bagged romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Ariz. region may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick. No common grower, supplier, distributor or brand has been identified yet. The agencies advised consumers...
Gasoline prices rising in wake of Middle East tensions
 Get ready for gasoline prices to go up this week. The conflict in Syria sent crude oil prices to their highest point in more than three years, and as a result, motorists are about to feel the pain at the pump, AAA said Monday. “Motorists should expect a 15-cent increase at the pump in the short term,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins...

5:53 PM Monday, Apr. 16, 2018

Get ready for gasoline prices to go up this week. The conflict in Syria sent crude oil prices to their highest point in more than three years, and as a result, motorists are about to feel the pain at the pump, AAA said Monday. “Motorists should expect a 15-cent increase at the pump in the short term,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins...
Peanut Island’s JFK bunker restoration push begins
 The Cold War-era John F. Kennedy bunker, former Coast Guard station and boathouse on Peanut Island in the Intracoastal Waterway are among Palm Beach County’s historic gems, but it will take $4.4 million to restore the neglected properties. That’s the renovation and repair estimate construction firm The Weitz Co. has provided to...

4:20 PM Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018

The Cold War-era John F. Kennedy bunker, former Coast Guard station and boathouse on Peanut Island in the Intracoastal Waterway are among Palm Beach County’s historic gems, but it will take $4.4 million to restore the neglected properties. That’s the renovation and repair estimate construction firm The Weitz Co. has provided to...
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative joins industry group as farm bill looms
 The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, based in Belle Glade, is once again represented by the Florida Sugar Cane League, the industry trade association. This move ensures that the three major sugar cane companies in Florida — along with their independent growers — are fully united under the banner of the Florida Sugar...

3:29 PM Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018

The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, based in Belle Glade, is once again represented by the Florida Sugar Cane League, the industry trade association. This move ensures that the three major sugar cane companies in Florida — along with their independent growers — are fully united under the banner of the Florida Sugar...
Riviera Beach seeks proposals for Marina Village project’s second phase
 This city is starting up the next phase of its waterfront Marina Village as it seeks a master developer. The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency announced Monday that it has issued a request for proposals for Phase II of the project, which are due by noon May 31. A pre-submittal conference, which is mandatory for anyone submitting...

4:00 AM Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018

This city is starting up the next phase of its waterfront Marina Village as it seeks a master developer. The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency announced Monday that it has issued a request for proposals for Phase II of the project, which are due by noon May 31. A pre-submittal conference, which is mandatory for anyone submitting...
Delray, Boynton, Lantana, Wellington restaurants closed for violations
 State inspectors recently ordered five restaurants in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lantana and Wellington to close after citing them for numerous violations. The restaurants inspected in late March and early April by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspectors have all re-opened. Four were cited for live...

7:31 PM Monday, Apr. 09, 2018

State inspectors recently ordered five restaurants in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lantana and Wellington to close after citing them for numerous violations. The restaurants inspected in late March and early April by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspectors have all re-opened. Four were cited for live...
National gas price average peaks, as Palm Beach County average falls
 The national gas price average is the highest it has been this year, at $2.66 a gallon for regular, but Palm Beach County and Florida’s averages were down a few cents Monday. Palm Beach County’s average fell to $2.73 for a gallon of regular from $2.76 a week ago, while Florida’s average was $2.61, down from $2.63 a week...

6:01 PM Monday, Apr. 09, 2018

The national gas price average is the highest it has been this year, at $2.66 a gallon for regular, but Palm Beach County and Florida’s averages were down a few cents Monday. Palm Beach County’s average fell to $2.73 for a gallon of regular from $2.76 a week ago, while Florida’s average was $2.61, down from $2.63 a week...
Singer Island resident known for real estate, philanthropy pens first book
 Bill Cummings, a part-time Singer Island resident for 30 years, grew up poor, but through a series of highly successful business ventures became one of the wealthiest individuals in Massachusetts. Founder of commercial real estate firm Boston-area Cummings Properties, at 81 he still works every day. He has committed to donate more than 90...

11:00 AM Monday, Apr. 09, 2018

Bill Cummings, a part-time Singer Island resident for 30 years, grew up poor, but through a series of highly successful business ventures became one of the wealthiest individuals in Massachusetts. Founder of commercial real estate firm Boston-area Cummings Properties, at 81 he still works every day. He has committed to donate more than 90...