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Blind man sues Monroe County in another ADA lawsuit

August 20, 2018

A blind Miami man who has sued large corporations for failure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act is now suing Monroe County.Juan Carlos Gil filed suit against the county on July...more

Full plate on city meeting slate

August 20, 2018

Parks, beaches, restrooms, performance reviews and a proposal to name the meeting room at City Hall for the mayor — Key West city commissioners will tackle all of the above and then some when...more

Resort applies to alter land regulations

August 20, 2018

A Stock Island marina and resort has filed an application with Monroe County government to not count boat barns as part of density requirements in an effort to protect working waterfronts.The...more

Walter Drabinski

August 18, 2018

Age: 68Education: B.S., Electrical Engineering; M.A., Business Education, Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaPrior elected offices: NoneDo you think Keys Energy Services customers are...more

Man knocked out after breaking up argument

August 21, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Islamorada man on Friday after he got into a fight with a man who broke up an argument between him and his girlfriend.Chad Paul Lyons, 25, was charged with a felony battery.Deputies arrived to find the victim sitting on the ground with blood on his hands. The victim, who had a small cut on his head,...more

August 21, 2018

“So the new 120-seat restaurant at 1400 Duval is going to have a pocket park? Is it me or does this seem like a lot more restaurant than park?”“The Royal Poinciana is the ‘Official Tree of Key West’ — add this to the list of Craig Cates’ accomplishments as mayor. This proclamation didn’t cost the city a dime and will hopefully turn into a positive draw of visitors. Thank you, Mr. Mayor.”“The...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Council trashes plastic straw ban

August 15, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The straw that broke a pending village ordinance turned out to be the straw.An environmentally minded law to ban the distribution of plastic straws that could wind up in Florida Keys...more

Court demand has village in a pickle

August 15, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The village’s one pickleball court may not be enough, a park adviser told Village Council members Aug. 9.“It’s an extremely rising sport for fitness groups of all ages,” said Carolyn...more

Neighbors irked by canal debris coming to park

August 15, 2018

KEY LARGO — After reopening to the public almost 10 months after Hurricane Irma struck, Rowell’s Waterfront Park is to be used as a temporary staging site for canal debris starting this month.The...more

New studio offers creativity through motion

August 15, 2018

MARATHON — Keys Dance Academy is now enrolling future ballerinas and tap dancers at its new studio in Marathon.With three full-time instructors, Keys Dance Academy will offer ballet, tap, jazz,...more

Editorials

Canadian newsprint tariffs will hurt local newspapers

August 17, 2018

It’s no secret that America’s newspapers have struggled the past decade. Social media and myriad forms of digital news serving options have caused the industry to ‘self-correct’ in many ways,...more

Cheers and Jeers

August 11, 2018

Cheers: to all of the candidates interviewed this week by members of the Citizen editorial board. We appreciate everyone’s time and willingness to be questioned to ensure that voters are informed...more

Homeless shelter situation continues to bewilder us

August 11, 2018

Monroe County has been faced with many tough decisions in the past year as we all strive to move beyond the impacts of Hurricane Irma. We’ve seen it evident across a variety of subjects, from the...more

Why people eat when they’re not hungry

August 9, 2018

“Eating healthy is easy.” That’s what a client that weighed more than 350 pounds told me. “My problem isn’t what I’m supposed to eat. My problem is the food I eat when I’m NOT hungry.”That...more

Sports

‘Fins falter in preseason

August 20, 2018

A new formation, under a first-year head coach with several top players not suited up for the kickoff classic, but still the Marathon High football team was able to control a majority of the...more

Teams prepare for new season with playoffs in their plans

August 20, 2018

Put little or no credence in the outcome of the preseason volleyball tournament at Marathon High School on Thursday.Key West High swept their best-of-three matches against Marathon High and Coral...more

TRIAL & ERROR : Early event provides coaches with key to successful season

August 18, 2018

A lot was learned on Thursday at the preseason volleyball tournament, and a lot more needs to be realized by Marathon, Coral Shores and Key West with the high school volleyball season set to...more

Walkoffs by Milliken, Kurkowski deliver late-inning heroics

August 17, 2018

Both of the Men’s Over-39 Softball League games on Friday night came down to the final at-bat as walkoff hits provided the winning margin of victory. Playing tonight at DeWitt Roberts Field,...more