Florida Keys News

Lawyer moves to push back dive trial

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chances of a federal lawsuit being heard soon by the father and son run over by an Upper Keys dive boat's propellers nearly three years ago appear to be dashed. U.S. District Court Chief Judge...

Village says it will go after fill funds

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ISLAMORADA -- The director of Islamorada's wastewater utility department said last week the village will seek reimbursement from sewer contractor Layne should it be proven that fill excavated as part...

Is there an RV park renaissance?

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KEY LARGO -- The recreational vehicle industry says sales are up, a local RV developer says business couldn't be better and county records show another development on the books. All this may be a...

Officials: FDOT riding roughshod over businesses

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KEY LARGO -- The relationship between Florida Keys property owners and the state's road agency appears to be buckling.

Fire-EMS district sues former department

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KEY LARGO -- What had been kept out of the court system for more than a year has now festered into a lawsuit. The Key Largo Fire-EMS District is suing its former fire service contractor over a land...

Jo-Jo's, country club get OK for redevelopment

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MARATHON -- A long-closed Grassy Key restaurant that dates back 67 years and an adjacent property are about to get a facelift and be transformed into homes, a marina, a public boat ramp, a...

Tax rate expected to remain level

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ISLAMORADA -- The Village Council will hold its first budget workshop for the upcoming fiscal year on Tuesday, July 22. An initial draft of the town's 2014-15 daily operating budget will be...

Friends seek release of smuggler

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PLANTATION KEY -- Nearly 25 years ago, Coral Shores High School graduate and drill truck business owner Richard "Dickie" Lynn was sentenced to life in federal prison for cocaine smuggling.

Ground war against exotics

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KEY LARGO -- Rain had begun to fall over Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park on a recent Wednesday afternoon, but the four-person team from The Institute for Regional Conservation...

Zoning request for proposed preschool delayed

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ISLAMORADA -- The would-be owner of a planned Plantation Key preschool says she is now aiming to put a zoning change request before the Village Council next month. Bridget Dangel, who owns the...