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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Mile Markers

KEY WEST

Get rid of hazardous waste

Drop off hazardous materials and e-waste for free from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Indigenous Park, at the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and White Street.

"Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day" provides a safe and environmentally sound way to dispose of such items as: paint, stains, preservatives, pesticides, fertilizers, roofing compounds, waste oil (5 gallons maximum), resins and solvents, adhesives and caulks, corrosives and acids, cleaning products, and automotive fluids. No gasoline will be accepted.

In addition, residents can drop off old electronics. The free disposal days are offered the first Saturday of every month.

MARATHON

Roadwork discussed

State transportation officials will hold a meeting Thursday night in Marathon to discuss to roadwork projects planned in the Florida Keys for the next five years.

The Florida Department of Transportation will discuss three plans -- the long-term one for reconstruction along North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West, resurfacing of U.S. 1 in Islamorada and repairs for the Bahia Honda Bridge.

The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center.

MONROE COUNTY

Kolhage briefly hospitalized

Newly sworn in Monroe County Commissioner Danny Kolhage underwent stress tests at the hospital Monday after a dizzy spell, he said by phone Tuesday. He was recovering from a stomach virus, he added.

Kolhage was taken Monday to the emergency room at Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island and released on Tuesday. He did not have a heart attack or a stroke and does not have any blockages in his heart, he said.

"I'm out and everything is fine," Kolhage said. "I'm back in the saddle."

He was the county clerk of court for more than three decades. He chose not to run for that spot again and was unopposed in his quest for a seat on the County Commission.