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County OKs events at facilities

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Monroe County Commission has agreed to allow political parties to continue to hold events at government buildings, despite at least one commissioner objecting to the practice.

Police: Teacher fired for texts to student

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A 39-year-old teacher at the Key West Collegiate Academy charter school was fired Friday after inappropriate texts from and photos of her were found on an 18-year-old male student's cellphone, according to Key West police. Former English teacher Deidre Combs declined to comment on the allegations when reached Monday.

Ballroom blitz

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"Dancing with the Stars" collided with suave Sunday-best at Gerald Adams Elementary School as fifth -grade students demonstrated their ballroom dancing skills in front of their parents and teachers on Friday. The cafeteria was packed with parents directing a myriad of mobile devices to capture their child's turns around the dance floor.
Crime Report

KEY WEST -- A 50-year-old man kicked out of an Old Town adult bookstore ended up in jail after police say he was "aggressive" an uncooperative with officers. Wallace Temple, Jr., of Key West was...
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"A headline in Sundays paper: 'GOP Hopefuls Bicker ...' The bias of the article was so evident from the choice of words, at least I saved my precious time by not reading the drivel that followed....
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Crosswalk tweaks coming

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

KEY LARGO -- Due to unease from local officials and residents alike, the Florida Department of Transportation said it now plans to modify the controversial pedestrian crosswalk installed last April at mile marker 99.6.

Big Pine rules create backlog fornew homes

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BIG PINE KEY -- Before the housing market bubble burst in 2007, property owners throughout unincorporated portions of Monroe County had to wait four years or more just to secure a precious allocation to build a residential home.

Sewer firm: City's meddling causes problems

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MARATHON -- The city's wastewater contractor had a March 19 sit-down meeting with Marathon City Manager Mike Puto and drafted a follow-up letter to air problems it has had with the town's utilities...
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