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State Sen. Sachs introduces plan for Lantana hospital campus site during disaster preparedness meeting

State Sen. Maria Sachs shared her idea to convert part of a 142-acre Lantana tuberculosis hospital campus into a disaster preparedness hub during the monthly meeting of a local disaster preparedness group meeting.

The site is at A.G. Holley Hospital, 1199 Lantana Road.

The Blue Ribbon Disaster Preparedness Committee met April 24 at Lakes of Delray for more than two hours this afternoon.

Matthew Campbell from the Pathfinders Task Force and Jennifer Beckham, the director of the Palm Beach County Disaster Recovery Coalition, were the guest speakers.

Members of the committee knew nothing of Sachs' plan before the meeting; half of the 14 members seemed in favor of looking into the matter and about half did not.

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David DiPino joined Forum Publishing Group in August 2006. As a reporter for the Delray Forum, David covers community news and writes a dining column twice a month that focuses on restaurants in South Palm Beach County.

He also is one of the writers of the twice-monthly Hometown Downtown column that looks at events, celebrations, and organizations in Delray and Boynton Beach. He freelances for the Sun-Sentinel during high school football and basketball seasons.

David spent 12 years working in the restaurant industry, and did just about every job in the back of the house, including line cook, sous chef, and dessert chef. A Florida native who lives in Jupiter, he studied Multimedia Journalism at Florida Atlantic University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree. David enjoys playing the guitar, golf, boating and snorkeling during his free time.

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