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Former NFL coach, others donate to move Confederate statue

August 18, 2017

TAMPA — Donations to remove a Confederate monument from one Florida city have skyrocketed since officials tied the statue’s fate to the success of the campaign. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach...more

Lawyers spar over records in DUI case

August 18, 2017

A state prosecutor called out a defense attorney for oversharing information about a DUI manslaughter case with the press during a court hearing Thursday over phone and medical records. ...more

Planning board approves two businesses

August 18, 2017

Two new franchise establishments are coming to town following approval from the Key West Planning Board on Thursday at City Hall. While the Sonic Drive-In planned for 2312 to 2318 N. Roosevelt...more

Powerboat team breaks record

August 18, 2017

KEY WEST — It was not the exact day that the Lucas Oil Ocean Cup team expected when they departed from Mallory Square on Thursday morning, but in the end the Silverhook powerboat would...more

Second garbage employee arrested

August 18, 2017

MARATHON — A second employee has been charged in thefts totaling thousands of dollars from Marathon Garbage Service, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Liordan Castaneda, 32, of Marathon, was charged Monday with 14 felony counts of grand theft and one misdemeanor count of providing false information to a law...more

August 18, 2017

“Commissioner Kolhage — enough with the ‘only the canal properties should pay to clean the canals!’ Previous commissioners allowed them to be built. The canals hold state and ACOE controlled waters. With your logic, since I don’t have any children, I shouldn’t have to pay school tax. By the way, on my canal, I get...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Fire department hires teen for a day

August 16, 2017

KEY LARGO — It’s difficult to pick out which Key Largo firefighter was the Make-A-Wish Foundation recipient in the pictures — they were all smiling. The four firefighters on...more

Great American Eclipse: What to expect

August 16, 2017

MONROE COUNTY — The stars — or at least our local star and moon — will begin to align at 1:27 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. The moon will block most of the sun from sight, casting...more

Lands likely headed for conservation go before LPA

August 16, 2017

ISLAMORADA — The village’s Local Planning Agency was to take action earlier this week on two related ordinances that call for changes to land-use designations on 10 separate...more

No more meetings on park fees for guides

August 16, 2017

KEY LARGO — Local fishing guides showed up in large numbers at a community forum last week to voice their distaste for the new Everglades National Park entrance and boating fees being...more

Editorials

Keys QBs have their own style

August 13, 2017

Enjoy watching an agile runner at the quarterback position? Then Key West’s triple option that will be led by senior first-year signal caller Alvin Howard should bring plenty of excitement...more

Pleased with experience at Lower Keys Medical Center

August 13, 2017

Recently I had the unfortunate experience of leaving a cruise ship in Key West with a cardiac event. However, the experience turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I was taken by ambulance to...more

Public safety is a weighty issue

August 13, 2017

I am writing to express concerns regarding public safety and those individuals who have sworn to uphold it. Several years ago I had opportunity to ask Police Chief Donie Lee if there was a...more

Veterans Service assistant a jewel in the community

August 13, 2017

Seeking medical services for wounds they incurred in combat has brought many veterans to the desk of Xenia Leonteva, a staff assistant for our county’s extraordinary Veterans Service...more

Sports

KEY WEST TO CUBA: Lucas Oil looking to break world record, twice in one day

August 17, 2017

It takes roughly one hour to travel the 50 miles between Key West and Marathon via the Overseas Highway. To go the 100 miles to Key Largo it will likely take two and a half hours to reach the...more

Trader, MacKenzie, Wood and Mueller win monthly scramble

August 17, 2017

During the Lower Keys Golf Association’s monthly scramble it would be the team of Michael Trader, Rick MacKenzie, Frank Wood and Barb Mueller that took tops honors with the Low-Gross...more

Hammerheads close out summer with title

August 16, 2017

The summer came to a close for the Key West Hammerheads in celebratory fashion as the Under-9 all-stars returned home from the Bahamas Sports Festival with the championship trophy in the...more

Snapper, Roncos roll to wins to squelch upstart opponents

August 16, 2017

After a pair of wins to start the new season — the same way they closed out the previous campaign with the title — the T&W Chevron Auto Repair Morays have now lost two straight....more