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Marathon ROGO swap OK’d

July 20, 2018

The Monroe County Commission on Wednesday gave Marathon 18 more affordable housing building allocations, but put conditions on giving another 11 allocations. The county had previously given...more

Key West man dies diving near Cottrell Key

July 19, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Key West man who was diving on a hookah rig off Key West in the Gulf of Mexico near Cottrell Key on Tuesday. Jonathan...more

Old Town resort employees get designer uniforms

July 19, 2018

When it was time for thestaff at the Hyatt Centric Resort and Spa in Old Town to order new uniforms, they ignored the standard-issue uniform catalog and went in an entirely different direction...more

Toll booth work closes Card Sound Road

July 19, 2018

Both lanes of Card Sound Road will be closed from 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19, to 6 a.m. Friday, July 20, for work at the new toll facility. Motorists are advised to travel on U.S. 1 (18-Mile...more

Balcony party leads to hotel drug bust

July 19, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Stuart, Florida man on Saturday after finding him and several friends smoking marijuana outside their hotel room. Brendan James Kimmins was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and destroying evidence. A deputy was eating lunch at the cafeteria outside of Ocean’s Edge Hotel when an...more

July 20, 2018

“Let’s just ban everything! Instead, let’s enforce the laws. That may scare people, much like enforcing the immigration law. It is illegal to throw garbage from your car or your boat. Maybe lids on garbage cans could be a law. Each week, season or not, I find a few plastic bags in the ocean. Let’s[...]

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Company proposing free electric mini-bus rides

July 18, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A transportation company plans to pitch its free ride service aboard electric mini-buses to Village Council members at their Thursday, July 19, meeting. Freebee proposes to...more

Is FDOT pedestrian bridge out of step?

July 18, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Plans for a walkway bridge over U.S. 1 troubled a number of Islamorada residents July 10. “We thought it was going to be a temporary bridge, so I am disappointed,”...more

Love is patient

July 18, 2018

KEY LARGO — Former high school classmates unfold a classic love story — nearly 60 years in the making, proving that love is patient. At last, the happy couple will wed this weekend....more

New facility offers mental healing campus

July 18, 2018

KEY LARGO — Kinder in the Keys, a mental health treatment center focused on total body and mind recovery from depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and eating...more

Editorials

Appreciates paper’s local coverage

July 7, 2018

I just wanted to send this note in support of your position on maintaining local information sources based upon first-hand observation and interaction with fellow citizens on this island. I first...more

Cheers and Jeers: July 7

July 7, 2018

Cheers: to Monroe County Schools for earning an “A” grade this year, despite facing numerous challenges following Hurricane Irma. The teachers, staff, students and administration...more

City of Key West not like it used to be

July 7, 2018

We have been coming to Key West at least once a year for 26 years and have a treasure trove of memories and stories.  I read in a recent edition of The Citizen that the City Commission vote...more

Thank you Key West, for the hospitality

July 7, 2018

My husband and I recently had a fabulous time in Key West. We did everything tourists are suppose to do. We ate, had tours, bought souvenirs and rode the informative trolley. We were having a...more

Sports

Johnson drills 44 to aid NMB win over Rodriguez

July 19, 2018

After three weeks of action in the Key West Adult Summer Basketball League, the Tune Squad holds on to first place with a 6-1 record but AAU team is close behind at 5-1. GBE and the FLYT Club are...more

Miller, Arencibia go long to lead 31-homer barrage

July 18, 2018

 As the Key West Men’s Softball League ended the regular season, the home runs continued to take flight from Dewitt Roberts Field. In seven games last week, there were 31 home runs,...more

A Shot at Glory

July 14, 2018

Each year the Super Bowl of taekwondo, known as the Top 10 World Championships, is held in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the 2018 edition of the tournament taking place this weekend. Nikki Williams...more

Camp provides tools necessary for growth

July 14, 2018

The second annual Whatever It Takes to Succeed youth basketball camp will return to the Lower Keys on Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19, at the Key West High School Bobby Menendez...more