Friday, March 14, 2014
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Zecca sentencing delayed

A former Islamorada Coast Guard commander facing 10 years in prison in a Marathon murder plot will be sentenced on April 14 .

Dennis Zecca had been scheduled before U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez on March 25, but was rescheduled on Wednesday.

Prosecutors allege Zecca attempted to pay an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration informant $20,000, or a kilogram of cocaine, to shoot and kill Marathon Realtor Bruce Schmitt during the 2012 Christmas holidays.


Free bus rides Monday

The city will make bus service free Monday to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and promote ridership. Citywide transit and the Lower Keys Shuttle will be absolutely free all day.

The free day highlights the convenience of riding the bus, said city spokeswoman Alyson Crean. "It's an easy way to get around, takes cars off the road and promotes a healthier environment."

Also, St. Patrick's Day revelers can leave the driving to transit and enjoy the annual celebration, Crean added.


KEYS seeks new committee member

Keys Energy Services (KEYS) has an opening on its Advisory Committee for District Three, which serves Shark Key to the Sugarloaf Key. Advisory Committee applications are available in the main lobby of KEYS' Service building at 1001 James Street or can be requested electronically by emailing KEYS' Executive Assistant Edee Delph at

Applications must be completed and returned by noon on Friday, April 11.

The Advisory Community members represent five districts: Key West to Stock Island (District One); Key Haven to Big Coppitt (District Two); Shark Key to Sugarloaf Key (District Three); Cudjoe Key to the Torch Keys (District Four); and Big Pine Key to Seven-Mile Bridge (District Five).

The Utility Board will appoint the District Three representative during a regular meeting on April 23.