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County to offer first comments on proposed Walmart

June 27, 2017

The public will receive its first chance to comment on a development agreement that could bring a Walmart to Rockland Key. The Monroe County planning staff, acting as the Development Review...more

Federal agents arrest four in Fentanyl case

June 27, 2017

Four people accused of conspiring to distribute the powerful opiate Fentanyl in Monroe County were indicted last week and three were arrested on Friday by federal agents.  Christy Dale Shell...more

KWPD cleared in hit-and-run case

June 27, 2017

A complaint against the Key West Police Department by the victim of an unsolved hit and run accident was thrown out by the Citizen Review Board Monday. The board unanimously exonerated the KWPD...more

Spraying Alert

June 27, 2017

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has scheduled an aerial adulticide missions Tuesday, June 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m..  The airplane mission, over Key West, Stock Island and Key...more

Elderly man punched in the head during bike theft

June 27, 2017

KEY WEST — A man accused of punching an elderly man in the head and then stealing his bike was arrested on Sunday, according to police.  David Wayne Farmer, 28, was charged with robbery, theft and battery on a person 65 or older. Police were called to the 500 block of White Street about 6...more

June 27, 2017

“While it’s great that the Cozumel Park on 19th Terrace is being updated, it was odd to see they are spreading ‘tiny rubber pellets’ over the turf. What happens when it rains? Oh right, it drains to the ocean.” “Tired of reading all the whining about motorcycles! Most Harleys are not half as noisy as...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Bistro goes global with flavors from all over world

June 21, 2017

ISLAMORADA — Just a month into it, executive chef Nassuby Bernal seems content with the path his new restaurant is on. He purposely opened during the summer — the usual slow...more

Bridge work to start in August

June 21, 2017

MARATHON —  A presentation by a Florida Department of Transportation engineer on the Old Seven Mile Bridge project opened the June 13 Marathon City Council meeting, followed by a code...more

County to proceed with building demolition

June 21, 2017

BIG PINE KEY — The former county-owned home of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at mile marker 30.3 will soon be no more. Plans by Monroe County to raze the old building, which was...more

D.N. Higgins supervisor was third party

June 21, 2017

KEY LARGO — The actual employer of the supervisor on duty at the Long Key Road incident where three Monroe County contractors perished in a stormwater drain from noxious gases may...more


City should help preserve historic Cable Hut

June 18, 2017

In 2010, after soliciting proposals to lease vacant buildings on Mallory Square, the city chose Tropical Soup Company’s proposal to build a new, two-story restaurant on the site of an...more

Lawyer replies to reader’s letter

June 18, 2017

The following is in response to the letter written by Janet Sneath, which was published on June 11 in The Citizen: After reviewing Ms. Sneath’s letter from June 11, 2017, we would like to...more

Body cam footage raises concerns

June 14, 2017

As Monroe County residents and constituents, we demand a clear policy from our Monroe County Sheriff’s Office regarding questioning residents and visitors about their immigration status,...more

Offended by lawyer’s comments on accident

June 11, 2017

When I was a medical social worker in the early 1970s, I worked with young people who had quadriplegia, some from the same type of diving accident that Mr. Barlow [had] when he [dove] into...more


Giana Ancheta Spotlight

June 26, 2017

Q: How long have you been playing your sports? A: I’ve been playing volleyball since fifth grade. I just tried swimming my junior year and then I did track my freshman and sophomore years....more

Never say never attitude lands Sullivan in first

June 25, 2017

KEY WEST — Eight is now Eric Sullivan’s lucky number. That’s how many times the Miami resident has entered the 12.5-mile Swim Around Key West. Three times he was runner-up, but...more

HEADS UP Locals focus on education, certified helmets to reduce traumas

June 24, 2017

The National Football League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association are taking gigantic steps to prevent head traumas by reducing head-to-head contact and providing state of the art...more

Senior Spotlight: Frisone

June 23, 2017

Q: How long have you been playing your sports? A: Football, I’ve been playing since seventh grade, so about five years. Track has always been on and off. I did it my sophomore year, but...more