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The Martin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a legal settlement with the owners of Lake Point Monday, officials said.
A nearly five-year legal battle has been settled as Martin County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to pay a $12 million settlement to Lake Point Restoration.
It is the county’s second payout to the Lake Point rock quarry, which in 2013 accused the county of contract and public-records violations. The combined settlements and budgeted legal fees could push total cost of the Lake Point lawsuit as high as $20 million, according to County Commissioner Ed Ciampi.
It feels like every museum is getting younger these days, with a facelift to match. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York now has a dedicated home for modern and contemporary art with the Met Breuer. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is undergoing a massive Frank Gehry-designed overhaul that will create new galleries to house its contemporary collection.
There is indeed a big Botticelli at The Bass, Miami Beach’s mighty little art museum. Starting Sunday, visitors can see it once more, after an absence of more than two years, in a freshened-up setting that signals a bold new start for the 53-year-old institution.
TennGreen: TennGreen Awarded Federal Grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation to Enhance Coal and Whites Creek Headwaters
On September 25, 2017, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded the Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation (TennGreen) funding to oversee habitat enhancement on the 5,200-acre Coal Creek Farms in Cumberland County.
As tides and temperatures rise, museums are rallying to protect themselves.
Laurence County Advocate: East Tennessee’s Soak Creek is named the states’s first Scenic River in fifteen years
“Soak Creek is a truly remarkable scenic river corridor,” said Jane Polansky, administrator of Tennessee’s Scenic Rivers Program.
The Tennessee state legislature has named Soak Creek, a tributary of the Piney River in East Tennessee, as the state’s newest Scenic River.