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Goliath grouper debate ramps up again

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017

After a several-year hiatus, state fishery managers will again address the topic of reopening the Goliath grouper fishery.  The fishery has been closed since 1990, after it had been extremely...

Uber back on county's agenda

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017

Uber, judges and helicopters will be on tap at Wednesday’s Monroe County Commission meeting. The commission will meet at 9 a.m. at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway. Uber...

City to vote on joining FKAA to fight against FPL

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017

The Key West City Commission will vote Wednesday to join the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority in opposition of Florida Power & Light’s plans to add two new nuclear reactors to its Homestead...
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Three dead in construction accident

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 01:30 PM

Three construction contractors working for Monroe County have died in a fatal incident at Mile Marker 106, according to county officials.  The Sheriff's Offfice press release states: Three...

1 dead in Key Largo gas line break

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

A gas line was hit Monday morning during sewer work at Mile Marker 101 in Key Largo, prompting residents of the area to be evacuated, according to early reports.  One person has died and two...
Crime Report

KEY LARGO — A 24-year-old woman accused of forging a former employee’s check last month was arrested Thursday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Mauris Elena...
Citizen's Voice

“If you go to Bayview Park and read the sign, it clearly says ‘dogs are allowed at the park except for the playing surfaces like the children’s playground, the basketball court and...
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Chilton is going full throttle

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

KEY LARGO — Ashton Chilton zooms at speeds near 80 mph and he doesn’t even have a license; he’s not old enough. He has no real need to carry a wallet yet, but what Ashton does carry is a profound love of pedal-to-the-metal go kart racing, and his goal is to one day become a NASCAR racer. 

Council rejects long dock abutting park

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ISLAMORADA — It was another victory for those opposed to a dock being built on a property bordering the public beach at Founders Park. It was the second such time a sitting council ruled against it. A similar request was denied for that property under a different owner in 2010.

Locals to join march on Washington

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

UPPER KEYS — What do celebrities Jessica Chastain and Amy Schumer have in common with Key Largo residents Denise Downing and Cathy Bosworth? They will all be marching in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Jan. 21 ­— the day after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration — to send a message of equality to the Republican party.
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