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City upholds exemption on wine store

June 23, 2017

The Key West City Commission upheld a Planning Board alcohol exemption issued for a high-end wine store on Eaton Street, but added conditions to ban wine tastings at the store. Although the store...more

Key West High School stadium gets new LED lights

June 23, 2017

The future looks brighter for the Key West High School football and baseball teams. When crews finish installing eight new poles of overhead LED lights at the combination baseball and football...more

No bail reduction in fatal DUI case

June 23, 2017

A judge declined to reduce the bail of a Stock Island woman accused of DUI manslaughter in the fatal April scooter crash in Key West that killed one Delray Beach police officer and injured...more

Spraying Alert

June 23, 2017

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial adulticide missions Friday, June 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., over Middle and Upper Key Largo, and Upper Matecumbe, Windley and...more

A violent tale of love, betrayal and arrests

June 23, 2017

SUMMERLAND KEY — The course of true love never did run smooth, Shakespeare wrote in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  Those words never rang truer for responding Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies who found themselves mired in a complicated domestic dispute Thursday that led to two arrests.  The tale began when...more

June 23, 2017

“A fair way to create a toll on U.S. 1 would be to charge the Keys cities (Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Key West) a per-car user fee based on the traffic count. So Key Wes,t which gets a majority of the financial benefit of U.S. 1, would pay more for the maintenance of the road. The[...]

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

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

Challenges closure of yellowtail snapper fishery

June 11, 2017

Thanks to the NOAA bureaucracy and a submissive Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen organization, the yellowtail snapper fishery is now shut down for its most productive months of June and...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

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

Regular season winding down, playoffs slated for Saturday

June 22, 2017

Indians, Twins to play in San Juan on April 17-18 next year AP-BBA–Indians-Twins-Puerto Rico 06/21/2017 4:52PM – 189 words Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos. NEW YORK (AP) —...more

Wilson earns top pro honors at USPTA Florida banquet

June 20, 2017

Brock Wilson co-owner of Paradise Tennis in Key West at 1800 Atlantic was recently awarded the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), District 19 Pro of the Year at the USPTA...more