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FKCC awards baccalaureate degree at commencement

December 18, 2017

Florida Keys Community College awarded its first baccalaureate degree, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management, to Neetu Jagasia at the College’s fifty-sixth...more

Guilty plea in painkiller pill case

December 18, 2017

A 35-year-old Homestead man who police allege sold illegal prescription pills and crack cocaine in Key West pleaded guilty Wednesday, but the location of his female co-defendant remains a...more

Oxitec files with EPA to release GM mosquitoes

December 16, 2017

Oxitec has filed its application with a new government agency to release genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Keys, and area environmental groups and a local physician are ramping...more

Woman killed in U.S. 1 crash

December 16, 2017

A 68-year-old Canadian woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a head-on crash with a tractor-trailer after she attempted to pass in a no-pass zone on Long Key Bridge, according to the Florida...more

Gun-wielding teenager arrested

December 18, 2017

TAVERNIER — A teenager accused of pointing a gun at a man in a car who just dropped off his child at Key Largo School Thursday morning was arrested, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Douglas Keashawn Mills, 19, of Tavernier, was charged with aggravated assault, improper exhibition of a firearm and displaying a...more

December 16, 2017

“The Keys must have a comprehensive plan going forward so that we do not turn into concrete islands. We must have spaces for ecology and people. Otherwise what’s the point of living here? I love the views and nature.” “Wow. Reading that string of guys that robbed banks. SHAL and the TDC should get together...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Animal control provider awarded contract increase

December 13, 2017

MARATHON — The Monroe County Commission last month approved a 167 percent increase in its contract with the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to operate the...more

Arts district gaining momentum as galleries open

December 13, 2017

ISLAMORADA — Artist Roberto “Pasta” Pantaleo, the self-described “founding father” of the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, says that one of his goals when he...more

County rejects revisions for housing project

December 13, 2017

KEY LARGO — Despite a countywide affordable housing crisis made worse by September’s Hurricane Irma, the developers of the proposed Southcliff Estates, a multi-unit housing project,...more

District ends manager search without a hire

December 13, 2017

KEY LARGO — After 10 months of searching for a new general manager, Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District commissioners last week agreed to ditch their efforts for now and take their...more

Editorials

Scout holds true to tried principles

December 9, 2017

I am writing to you in regard to a current merit badge I am completing, one of which will finalize one of the few requirements for Eagle Scout that I have left. This requirement asks me to write...more

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

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

Hurricanes defeated for first time this season

December 18, 2017

The unbeaten start to the season for the Coral Shores High boys soccer team came to an end against district rival St. Brendan, which held off a late charge by the Hurricanes for a 2-1 final on...more

Lady ‘Canes squander numerous chances in defeat

December 18, 2017

The opportunities where there for the Coral Shores High girls soccer team, as they put 12 shots on frame during Friday night’s game against visiting St. Brendan, but the Lady ‘Canes...more

Worst is best for Lady Conchs

December 18, 2017

The Key West High girls’ soccer team made quick work of District 16-2A opponent Pinecrest Prep on Friday night with an 11-0 mercy-rule victory at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. Though it...more

Season winding down with final matches this weekend

December 16, 2017

The extended Key West Youth Soccer season is coming to a close with the final matches to be played on Saturday, Dec. 23. The boys’ 10-and-Under division ends its season Saturday, while the...more