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District to boost mosquito trial on Stock Island

June 26, 2017

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is increasing the number of lab-reared mosquitoes it is releasing as part of a trial on Stock Island.  The district is conducting a trial release...more

Lawyer donates $3,000 drone to emergency responders

June 26, 2017

Key West emergency responders are set to join the technological front lines as a private attorney is gifting the city with a $3,000 drone.  Attorney Stuart Grossman said he will donate a...more

School Board tackles weighty agenda

June 26, 2017

County education officials will have a full plate in front of them when they meet Tuesday in Key West to tackle an agenda that includes a student drug testing policy and the $3.15 million...more

Spraying Alert

June 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will conduct an aerial larvicide mission via helicopter, weather permitting, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The treatment area is Key...more

Sheriff’s Office: Four arrested on drug charges

June 26, 2017

LOWER KEYS — Monroe County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives had a busy week as four people accused of various drug-related offenses were arrested.  The Sheriff’s Office described the cases this way:   • Travis Adamson, 29, of Big Pine Key, was charged Wednesday afternoon on Big Pine Key for sale of Oxycodone and...more

June 26, 2017

“Although I am very happy for the much improved lighting at Tommy Roberts Stadium, I am disheartened that once again, an out of county company received the bid to replace the lights which means that once again our tax dollars will not be re-spent in our county by these workers. The School District needs to...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

Editorials

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

Sports

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

Nearly 175 to follow in the strokes of Fugina

June 23, 2017

KEY WEST — In 1977, Anna Fugina swam her first circumference of the island as part of a therapy program to help in her recovery from a car accident. Without the knowledge of tides and...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