Florida Keys News

School Board eyes one property, considers others

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

School district officials on Tuesday took a preliminary step toward buying a property on Stock Island that can accommodate its Lower Keys bus fleet and transportation department, but the district...

Fire district accepts cut of trauma funds

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services District board voted last week to accept its share of the Upper Keys Health Care Taxing District kitty after the county voted to dissolve the relic body.

Student uncovers water layer that fuels hurricanes

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MARATHON — Water pouring into the ocean from two South American rivers may be intensifying hurricanes, according to a study published by University of Miami doctoral candidate Johna Rudzin. 

City extends finance agreement

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MARATHON — The Marathon City Council voted by resolution last week to extend the municipality’s finance service agreement with the Marathon-based finance firm, Bishop Rosasco and Company, at an amount not to exceed $356,000 annually.

Body found in Dumpster on Stock Island

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A homeless man was found dead Monday morning in a Dumpster behind the Key West Health and Rehabilitation center on College Road near Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island, according to Key...

Andrew Forestell, go west, young man

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hikers call it “thru-hiking the AT.” The more sedentary among us might call it “walking from Georgia to Maine.” Both would accurately describe the adventure of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, end to end, through 14 states, over the course of one very long camping trip.

One airlifted in scooter crash

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Pennsylvania woman was airlifted to a Miami hospital Sunday night after being thrown from a scooter on Stock Island, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  Catherine M. McPhail, 57, was a...

Man arrested for throwing axe at father

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Stock Island man was arrested Monday, charged with throwing an axe at his father and injuring his wrist, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The incident took place at...

Nursing home's new administrator addresses community

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The nursing home’s new, full-time administrator wants to bring the Stock Island facility, now called Key West Health & Rehabilitation Center, from a three-star rating to a four- or...

City to consider regulating leaf blowers

Key West Citizen - Monday, March 20, 2017

Although no items are scheduled for discussion at Tuesday’s Key West City Commission meeting, the board will vote on construction projects, grant funding and possible regulations on the use of...

County wants study on U.S. 1 traffic

Key West Citizen - Monday, March 20, 2017

Anyone who has driven through Islamorada and Big Pine Key in recent months can attest to the fact that an accident does not have to occur for traffic to come to a stand still on U.S. 1. It is not...

School Board may buy $3.25M property on Stock Island

Key West Citizen - Monday, March 20, 2017

The school district may have found a place to move its bus fleet and transportation department, currently housed at the district’s headquarters on Trumbo Road, near Key West’s ferry...

Tree study: Canopy covers about 30 percent of the city

Key West Citizen - Sunday, March 19, 2017

Key West’s canopy covers approximately 30 percent of the city, according to results from a recent grant-funded tree survey. Key West Sustainability Coordinator Alison Higgins and Urban...

Tour operator fees compensate city coffers

Key West Citizen - Sunday, March 19, 2017

In the first year of the new franchise agreement with sightseeing tour companies, the city of Key West took in more than $500,000 in fees. The Key West City Commission approved a new deal with City...

Wisteria agreement moving forward

Key West Citizen - Sunday, March 19, 2017

Local and federal government agencies seem to be closer to reaching an agreement on how to handle people camping and living on Wisteria Island. Monroe County, Bureau of Land Management and the...