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KEYS work to impact traffic

December 9, 2017

Keys Energy Services will begin work on Saturday, Dec. 9, setting two transmission poles, and related power lines and hardware, off of the northbound lane of the Cow Key Channel Bridge. The new...more

Parade of Paws moved to Feb. 10

December 9, 2017

The Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal’s fourth annual Parade of Paws, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 9, has been rescheduled because of forecasts of bad...more

Relief provided in time for the holidays

December 9, 2017

Keys residents still reeling from Hurricane Irma were given a helping hand Thursday as part of post-relief efforts from several charities. Charitable organizations Feed the Children and...more

Winter weather delays events

December 9, 2017

The Key West lighted boat parade and SPCA Parade of Paws, both scheduled for Saturday, have been postponed because the Florida Keys will be treated to its first significant cold front of the...more

Sex offender arrested for failure to notify

December 11, 2017

STOCK ISLAND — A 33-year-old registered sex offender accused of failure to let law enforcement know where he was staying was arrested Wednesday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  James Brien Williams, listed as homeless, but formerly of Jacksonville, was charged with third-degree felony failure to register as a sex...more

December 11, 2017

“Poinciana Fest is a great idea. Slow season and family friendly. Locals remember to celebrate what’s right here in our own backyard and visitors can come for something other than drinking. Let’s do it!” “Can someone tell me why South Beach, a public beach, is completely taken over by the neighboring hotel? Every inch of...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Amara Cay, other resorts open for tourist season

December 6, 2017

ISLAMORADA — November has passed, hurricane season is officially over, and the 110-room Amara Cay resort at mile marker 80 is among other village resorts that are opening their doors to...more

Could building incentives help with housing?

December 6, 2017

FLORIDA — Now that Gov. Rick Scott’s 2018 budget proposes to set aside $230 million for affordable housing, with $20 million dedicated specifically to the Florida Keys, legislators...more

Dog beater sentenced to 9 months

December 6, 2017

KEY LARGO — Noah Mitchell, a 40-year-old convicted dog beater, was sentenced last week by Monroe County Judge Ruth Becker to nine months in county jail followed by five years of probation....more

Family tree business carries on father’s holiday tradition

December 6, 2017

ISLAMORADA — Michigan tree farmer Tom Paul and his family was considering two months ago whether or not to continue his tradition, which started in 1981, of hauling hundreds of Christmas...more

Editorials

The right to vote

December 9, 2017

The most precious element of a democracy is the right of every citizen to have his or her voice heard through the vote. Exercising this Constitutional right should be as easy, wide spread and...more

Appreciate private efforts for workforce housing

December 2, 2017

I would like to thank John Padget for adding his voice and money to the chours of community icons that have, tired of the noise from government leadership, to address this community’s No. 1...more

Appreciates Rip Off response team work

December 2, 2017

I am a Vietnam Army veteran, disabled since 1972 due to a traumatic brain injury. While visiting Key West in May, I was approached on Duval Street by someone passing out what looked like candy....more

Fantasy Fest makes Key West special

December 2, 2017

I have been an occasional visitor to Key West during the last several years for sightseeing, snorkeling and fishing. As a frequent traveler all over the U.S. since retirement, I can say that Key...more

Sports

Conchs still unbeaten at home, winless on road

December 11, 2017

Through four games, the Key West High boys basketball team is unbeaten at home, but still winless on the road as the Conchs took down visiting Keys Gate, 45-39, on Friday night, but then fell at...more

KW losses two district games during weekend

December 11, 2017

The youth of the Key West girls basketball team continued to go through growing pains during the weekend as the Lady Conchs faced a running clock twice during a 66-33 loss on Friday to Keys Gate...more

Lady ‘Canes pick up another big victory

December 11, 2017

In a year of first-time-in-a-long-time victories for the Coral Shores High girls basketball program, the Lady ’Canes were back at it on Friday afternoon as they topped visiting...more

Perfect ‘Canes take on Conchs in tonight’s matchup against Conchs

December 11, 2017

After picking up a pair of wins on Thursday and Friday, the Coral Shores High boys soccer team will head into tonight’s important District 16-2A matchup against Monroe County rival Key West...more