Florida Keys News

Ramsay wants to crack down on graffiti

Key West Citizen - Saturday, July 23, 2016

To say Sheriff Rick Ramsay does not tolerate graffiti is an understatement. It is not uncommon for the sheriff to carry paint in the trunk of his sheriff’s car and stop and paint over graffiti...

Vehicle crash causes brief power outage

Key West Citizen - Saturday, July 23, 2016

Just after midnight Thursday a vehicle struck power pole guy wires near Mile Marker 23 at Spanish Main Drive and caused them to snap and become entangled in the overhead power lines, causing a brief...

Ms. Wheelchair Florida visits Key West

Key West Citizen - Saturday, July 23, 2016

As part of a whirlwind 12 city tour of Florida to promote accessibility changes for people with disabilities, Ms. Wheelchair Florida Heather Taylor visited Key West on Friday.  The tour...

Navy cleaning old military sites

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 22, 2016

The U.S. Navy and private consulting firms have completed the removal of metal-laden soil from the last two slivers of land on the Truman Waterfront and are awaiting state approval as the...

Bug board to raise taxes 45 percent

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 22, 2016

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board approved a 45 percent increase in property taxes for the upcoming fiscal year in order to pay for a new building on Big Coppitt Key. The district...

Road closures, congestion expected Saturday

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 22, 2016

Portions of Greene and Duval streets are scheduled to be closed Saturday during the observance of the annual Hemingway Days and Caribbean Street Fair festivities in Key West. Greene Street will be closed from Duval to Ann streets from 11 a.m to midnight Saturday, as events are scheduled for between noon and 11 p.m.

Interim hospital CEO vows to listen

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 22, 2016

The interim hospital chief has spent his first three days in Key West listening — and he’s hearing more than he expected about Lower Keys Medical Center. Stephen Pennington, a vice...

Planning board approves another housing project

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 22, 2016

For the second time in less than a month, a privately run affordable housing development was given the green light to proceed, but not without controversy. The Key West Planning Board unanimously...