Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mile Markers


Access to guns, truck denied

Murder-for-hire suspect Dennis Zecca was denied access, requested by his attorney, to two handguns and a pickup truck the government confiscated in January.

U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez on Monday affirmed Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Abraham's protective order for the Beretta 9 mm, Smith & Wesson .40-caliber and Toyota Tundra, records state. Defense attorney William Aaron and the Department of Justice are not commenting on the case.

Zecca, 51, pleaded not guilty on Jan. 14 to murder-for-hire and cocaine charges. He is accused of hiring an undercover informant to kill Marathon Realtor Bruce Schmitt, who remains out of the country in hiding.


Art show benefit Friday

An art show and sale in Key West on Friday will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Florida Keys.

The show will feature the art of Jay Winston. It will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Debra Butler Design Studio, 600 Frances St., at the corner of Southard Street.

Winston paints with acrylic on stretched canvas, using brushes and palette knives to create pieces of contemporary art with combinations of color and texture.

All proceeds from his painting are distributed to various nonprofit organizations in Florida and North Carolina, where he has studios.


Drop off hazardous, e-waste

The city of Key West and Waste Management team up to provide the community with free, easy disposal of hazardous and e-waste materials the first Saturday of the month.

From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, drop off things like old paint, pesticides, solvents, and old electronics to Indigenous Park at the end of White Street at Atlantic Boulevard.

Acceptable items include: preservatives, fertilizers, roofing compounds, waste oil (5 gallons maximum), resins, adhesives and caulks, corrosives and acids, cleaning products, and automotive fluids. No gasoline is accepted, thought.

Residents are strongly encouraged to recycle electronics versus putting them in the trash.