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County commission settles with marine mammal group

June 22, 2018

The Monroe County Commission has reached an agreement with a Key Largo nonprofit marine mammal rescue group that will allow the group to keep its property, but pay some of its code enforcement...more

11 shark fins found on routine check

June 21, 2018

 A joint seizure by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration resulted in the confiscation of 11...more

Delays dominate city board meeting

June 21, 2018

The Key West City Commission was slated to pick a venue manager and decide on an apartment expansion plan Tuesday, but both issues and several others were postponed in a meeting where little was...more

WWII survivor recalls being sent away from parents

June 21, 2018

June Klausing watches the news with a tear in her eye and a familiar feeling of fear.  “I’m not political, and I don’t want to be, but I know exactly what it feels like to...more

Man breaks into home, steals sandwich, drink

June 22, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Tavernier man on Wednesday after he broke into his former residence, threatened the residents and stole a pulled pork sandwich and a Gatorade.  Alexander Michael Sardinas, 35, is being charged with assault, burglary and petit theft. According to the police report, deputies responded to the 200...more

June 21, 2018

“What you clowns don’t understand is a lot of people don’t like fireworks. The visual effects are fine, but not the loud explosions. Ask any combat vet how he feels about hearing a loud explosion.” “I would like to advise the bicyclist who breaks his inner tubes every week with a truism: The definition of...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Council tables decision on US 1 access closures

June 20, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A plan to close access to U.S. 1 from two Upper Matecumbe Key streets was proceeding too fast, Village Council members agreed June 14. Under the pending proposal, the...more

Navy commander enjoys Elks fishing program

June 20, 2018

TAVERNIER — U.S. Navy Watch Commander (MA1) Stephan Dombroski-Ferguson is Florida Keys Elks Lodge 1872’s most recently sponsored military member to enjoy two days at sea through its...more

New bridge run director amped up for event

June 20, 2018

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Bridge Run, set to return this November after a brief hiatus, is being put on by new race director Enrique “Henry” Menendez and his race...more

New PKS expected to open mid-year

June 20, 2018

ISLAMORADA — When students fill the halls of the new Plantation Key School, they can stroll down Discovery Boulevard to spend time at the Learning Piazza. Discovery Boulevard is a main hall...more

Editorials

Affordable housing is crisis of our making

June 15, 2018

Affordable Housing. The crisis is at the top of everyone’s mind, yet the solution seems as far away as ever. This problem is far from new; historians can bring up examples of various...more

Cheers and Jeers

June 9, 2018

Cheers: to the city of Key West for planting canopy trees and Royal Poincianas at the Truman Waterfront park. It will be a much more pleasant area to visit and play with the shade trees and the...more

Cheers and Jeers

June 2, 2018

 Cheers: to all of the 2018 high school graduates who received their diplomas this week. This is an exciting time in your lives as you leave behind your childhoods and begin your journeys to...more

School safety now on local shoulders

June 1, 2018

After ducking this critical issue for years, the Florida governor and legislature now want to place the burden on school systems for addressing violence in schools in response to the Parkland...more

Sports

Morays put on brakes to avoid losing ways

June 22, 2018

Before a losing streak could get started, the T&W Chevron Auto Repair Morays rallied in their last at-bat to pull off a 10-9 win over the Tommy Tiles/FKWT Roncos last week in the Men’s...more

Little Conchs gain lessons before season beings

June 21, 2018

League president Pete Estevez said more than 31 aspiring youth players attended the Key West Junior Football League’s four-day free clinic each day, learning the proper techniques...more

Hometown angler founded event to help Womankind

June 20, 2018

The only Florida Keys spearfishing tournament is just around the summer bend with the 7th annual That’s What She Shot Spearfishing Tournament taking place June 22-24. The event invites...more

Troy Curry hits away for Murray Marine

June 20, 2018

5 Brothers and Murray Marine each collected a pair of victories last week in the Key West Men’s Softball League to hold onto the top two spots in the standings. With an 8-2 mark, 5 Brothers...more