Florida Keys News

New council talks about development, breweries

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ISLAMORADA -- A newly seated Village Council last week tentatively agreed to stop processing any applications for new commercial development larger than 10,000 square feet. The move comes one week...

County, district work to resolve funding spat

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

KEY LARGO -- A disagreement over funding that has been ongoing for two years looks to have taken a small step toward a resolution after last week's county commission meeting.

Senior housing, gun buy-back program OK'd

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

KEY LARGO -- Affordable housing for senior citizens who only garner no more than 60 percent of the median household income in Florida and a program for exchanging unwanted firearms for gift cards...

County moves forward with canal restoration

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BIG PINE KEY -- Work to restore two canals on the east side of the island is expected to begin in February. The canals, located respectively between Baileys and Witters lanes in the Doctor's Arm...

Sewer board discusses auditing services, relocation

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

KEY LARGO -- Although the district's general manager, Paul Christian, and his staff presented the local sewer board with a cheaper recommendation for its auditing services going forward, the five...

Higher tides, street flooding rattle locals

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Unusually high tides coupled with strong winds from a few days ago caused street flooding across the island late Sunday night that measured three feet, the National Weather Service said. The agency...

Chamber contest brightens holidays

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Key West isn't known for silent nights, when all is calm. But the town is always bright during the holiday season, with homes and businesses lighting the island skies and lifting spirits...

Spreading community cheer

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The smell of turkey filled the air on Maloney Avenue on Stock Avenue Monday afternoon, as the owners of De Luna's cafe began preparing for a free neighborhood pre-Thanksgiving feast. The owners...

Fernandez sues city over broken contract

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

David Fernandez, the former assistant city manager who retired in July, sued the city of Key West in state court Monday for breach of contract, demanding reinstatement as utilities director. The...

Juror claims court rules broken

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A former female juror in the Peter Hedvall murder case told circuit Judge Mark Jones Monday that she and several other jurors discussed the case while evidence was still being presented -- in one...

City seeks new logo for old seaport

Key West Citizen - Monday, November 24, 2014

Earlier this year, a city advisory board voted to christen the old downtown marina off Caroline Street as the Key West Historic Seaport. For years, various people referred to the once scruffy, now...

OSCS is small, but big in learning

Key West Citizen - Monday, November 24, 2014

Imagine a public school where there is no competition when it comes to getting an education. A school where a student learns at his or her own pace, while developing a strong self-image, independence, responsibility and self-motivation. The Ocean Studies Charter School based in Tavernier is such a place.

Worker helps with sign-ups

Key West Citizen - Monday, November 24, 2014

The marketplace just got a little bit more competitive for Monroe County residents interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A...

City picks EMS billing firm, director

Key West Citizen - Sunday, November 23, 2014

The city of Key West has taken two big steps closer to taking over the island's emergency ambulance services, having chosen a company to collect the bills and a medical director. City staff will...

Citizen writer arrested

Key West Citizen - Sunday, November 23, 2014

Longtime Citizen staff writer Terry Schmida was arrested early Saturday morning on allegations he attempted to run over a restaurant waitress with his car after failing to pay a $9 bill, according to...