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School Board tackles more drug policies

May 21, 2018

Now that the School Board has spent months discussing random drug tests for student-athletes, cheerleaders and band performers, board members want to tackle the topic of drug possession or...more

Fishermen’s Hospital: 4 years, $40 million cost

May 19, 2018

The good news is Marathon and the Middle Keys community will have a full-service hospital when Baptist Health South Florida rebuilds Fishermen’s Community Hospital. The bad news is...more

Pedestrian struck by Conch Train stable

May 19, 2018

One of Historic Tours of America’s Conch Tour trains that navigate the city on a daily basis hit a male pedestrian around 7 p.m. on Thursday. The 1000 block of White Street, near...more

Republica Bar welcomes guests to the 240 North latitude

May 19, 2018

Guests at 24° North have been asking since the hotel opened in 2015 the significance of its latitudinal name. And now a new bar in the lobby reinforces the connections between Key West and Cuba....more

All’s fair in love and war, except assault by an ex

May 21, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Marathon woman on Thursday after she allegedly attacked the current girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend. The victim told deputies that on May 12, Candy Zoe Marroquin, 38, arrived at her house and attacked her with a small black knife. Following this, Marroquin allegedly continued to attack the victim with...more

May 21, 2018

“Poinciana Gardens — the new senior living apartments on Duck Avenue — has completed its landscaping. Oddly, all sabal palms. Ironically, not a single Poinciana tree. And very few Poincianas left in the whole neighborhood, since the Tree Commission has approved the removal of at least a half-dozen in the past two years! Time for...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Elder abuse suspect on lam finally caught

May 16, 2018

KEY LARGO — Amarylis Maristan, a caregiver who has been wanted by the police since last June after a multi-agency investigation implicated her in elder abuse cases at two unlicensed...more

Fishing regulations for sharks could include Keys bridges

May 16, 2018

FLORIDA — Images of protected sharks reeled ashore to be used as photo props by a gaggle of grinning fishermen irked board members of Florida’s top conservation agency. A...more

Gessel withdraws from state rep contest

May 16, 2018

KEY LARGO — Real estate attorney Pat Gessel has withdrawn her candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives District 120 seat held by incumbent Republican Holly Raschein....more

Pioneering photographer, 90, still passionate about reef

May 16, 2018

KEY LARGO — In his seven decades diving the Florida Keys, renowned underwater photographer Jerry Greenberg has seen the coral reef in its glory, and in peril. Greenberg, a member of the...more

Editorials

Key West’s tree issue continues to grow

May 17, 2018

An epiphany? Conversion? Divine guidance? Whatever it is, Mayor Cates, we will take it with gratitude on behalf of the tree canopy of Key West.  The Citizen has chronicled with dismay the...more

Key West, City of Arts

May 12, 2018

Some years ago the people voted their will and established that Key West,”City of Arts,” would provide its residents and visitors alike with a welcoming city full of culture and art....more

Remembering a man and a time …

May 12, 2018

I attended a memorial recently and was sublimely struck by the history in the room. Many in attendance were from the post-hippie wave of the mid-1970’s so fictional facts and factual...more

Supports Ponciana as official tree

May 12, 2018

There was a meeting of the Tree Commission this week. It was suggested to make the Royal Poinciana the official tree of Key West. I want to set the record straight to this commission. There was...more

Sports

Conchs, Dolphins shake up scrimmage

May 19, 2018

Some questions were answered during the spring scrimmage between the Marathon and Key West High football teams, but others arose as several new faces made shining debuts among the several...more

Fifty-pound winner for Steel Leader in Mother’s Day Dolphin tournament

May 19, 2018

Team Steel Leader is at it again. This time, Bobby Taylor from Dublin, Ohio, landed a 50-pound bull dolphin to take first place, by far, in Habitat for Humanity’s Mother’s Day Dolphin...more

Guerrero and Coffin combined to set example for Hurricanes

May 19, 2018

Throughout years of guiding volleyball, baseball, softball and basketball teams, first-year Coral Shores boys tennis coach Jim Enright stated that this season with the Hurricanes was one of the...more

Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament in Islamorada

May 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Women who love the sport of saltwater fly-fishing in the shallow waters of Islamorada and Florida Bay are naturally attracted to the rich history of the Ladies Tarpon Fly...more