Florida Keys News

Kee needs to be first

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 24, 2014

Key West needs to honor one of its own in statue form before spending a few thousand dollars to memorialize world champion swimmer Diana Nyad, City Commissioner Clayton Lopez said Wednesday. Bishop...

A big guy for a little bit of history

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 24, 2014

Learning about history has never been more fun. Just ask Stan Ellsworth. The Harley-Davidson rider, muscle-clad former football star and high school history teacher, turned T.V. show host, spent...

Rising sea levels change comp plan

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Monroe County Commission moved forward on a series of tweaks to its comprehensive land-use plan on Wednesday to address predicted rises in sea level, which could be as much as 3 to 7 inches in...

$1.2M bonus at stake for boulevard finish

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 24, 2014

It was two years ago Wednesday that construction crews first broke ground on the North Roosevelt Boulevard overhaul that has become a dusty and congested way of life for New Town motorists. Florida...

Traffic reroute tonight

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 24, 2014

North Roosevelt Boulevard will be closed inbound from Palm Avenue to Eisenhower Blvd. from 9 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Friday for construction. Inbound traffic will be detoured onto Palm Avenue, to Eaton Street, and back to North Roosevelt via Eisenhower Blvd.

Weekley: Island must be quieter

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 24, 2014

City commissioners crafted a new noise ordinance late Tuesday night after adding several amendments that raised the decibel limits in the "core commercial district" that includes Lower Duval Street...

9 hurt in a.m. bus crash

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 24, 2014

Two people were airlifted to Miami and seven more taken to Keys hospitals Wednesday morning after a SUV attempting to cross U.S. 1 in front Coral Shores High School slammed into a mainland transit...

Noise ordinance passes with compromise

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

City commissioners hashed out a revised noise ordinance Tuesday to allow code officers to measure decibel levels from the property line in a specific commercial district, which includes the lower end of Duval Street and the historic seaport.

Ocean Studies expansion

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Monroe County School Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow the Ocean Studies Charter School to expand its program to begin offering fourth- and fifth-grade education, beginning with the...

Everglades restoration will benefit Keys, say experts

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Experts in the field of water quality and coral reef ecology made their case Tuesday night why major ongoing Everglades restoration projects will benefit the Florida Keys environmentally and...

Goodman seeks second term for mosquito seat

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Florida Keys Mosquito Control District Commissioner Phil Goodman is seeking another term on the bug board in order to continue his efforts to reduce that government agency's expenses, he...

Gun case suspect remains wanted

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A third man charged last month in a stolen guns, home burglary and arson case remains wanted by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. David Lee Gilliland, 26, of Tavernier, was first charged with...

Brush fire closes road

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MIAMI-DADE -- A brush fire that started Sunday had claimed nearly 800 acres and twice closed Card Sound Road as of Monday afternoon. The fire, which started Easter morning, is being treated by...

Council to consider tennis court repairs

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ISLAMORADA -- The Founders Park tennis courts will soon get a facelift if the Village Council gives the go-ahead to a resurfacing contract when it convenes Thursday, April 24. "Repairs to the five...

Councilman puts financial services under microscope

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MARATHON -- The benefits of contracted financial services compared to in-house services, as well as an update on the city manager position currently occupied by interim manager Mike Puto, were to be...