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Key West Old Town cats take social media by storm

February 21, 2018

A colony of Key West cats is at the center of a social media maelstrom with people and nonprofit organizations rallying to relocate 30 felines from a property off Caroline Street near Telegraph...more

Legislators respond to gun concerns

February 21, 2018

Florida Keys state and federal legislators differ on how far they are willing to go, or say, about gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last...more

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February 21, 2018

 In the Citizen’s weekend edition story about the upcoming public referendum to raise height limits on College Road, it was incorrectly printed that the change would allow for 140...more

Scan, locate, neutralize

February 21, 2018

The Navy’s largest operational helicopter squadrons are in Key West for two weeks, conducting minesweeping training exercises out of Boca Chica Naval Air Station. The 700 personnel...more

Drug bust made during traffic stop

February 16, 2018

A Key Largo man and woman with an array of drugs were arrested after they were stopped for traveling in a sport utility vehicle with illegally tinted windows. Nicole Paddock, 23, was charged with possession of amphetamines with intent to sell, possession of opioids, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug...more

February 22, 2018

“I wish people spoke out more about our children being murdered by weapons of mass destruction than they do about a tree not being replaced or somebody using a leaf blower. Have you nothing in your hearts for human life? I hope cold hearts are warmed by the intelligent, thoughtful, impassionate movement of the young...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Arson suspected in Card Sound fires

February 21, 2018

MIAMI-DADE — The Florida Forest Service and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue battled a handful of different fires around Card Sound Road and the 18-Mile Stretch last week that officials suspect were...more

City mulls adding shade to bus stops

February 21, 2018

MARATHON — The Marathon City Council last week directed staff to bring back suggestions for providing shade at Marathon’s two main bus stops. Mayor Dan Zieg led a discussion about...more

Council to support Oxitec mosquito plan

February 21, 2018

MARATHON — The Marathon City Council has agreed to support Oxitec’s plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys as a way to help eradicate mosquito-borne...more

Fire board weighs merger of departments

February 21, 2018

KEY LARGO — A Key Largo fire board commissioner stirred up an emotional debate during last week’s meeting when he proposed looking into cutting costs by merging the Key Largo...more

Editorials

Parkland: Violence carousel has gone around again

February 17, 2018

Parkland: Violence carousel has gone around again This time the violence involves Florida’s high school kids.  Parkland, Florida, kids are dead.  Teachers are...more

Passage of House Bill 33 can help save lives

February 17, 2018

Yesterday, eight people lost their lives. Eight sons, daughters, mothers and fathers were taken from their families and friends. Today, another eight were killed. Tomorrow, eight more. ...more

Service appreciation brings tears

February 17, 2018

I read the Washington Post, New York Times, very depressing, but recently my husband and I were having breakfast at Camille’s in Key West. The nice couple sitting next to us noticed the Air...more

Challenges statement in letter

February 10, 2018

A recent Letter to the Editor titled “Affordable Second Homes” stated: “Reliable information indicates that current affordable housing projects contain less than 15 percent...more

Sports

Dolphins start to shake off rust but are no-hit in season opener

February 22, 2018

Last season, the Marathon High baseball team struggled against Miami Country Day starting pitcher Jordan Gross, who no hit the Dolphins. On Tuesday, the Spartans’ ace picked right back up...more

Lady ‘Fins postseason run comes up just short

February 22, 2018

Defying the odds, the Marathon High girls basketball team reached the final eight in the state, but in the Region 4-4A finals, a step away from the trip to the State Finals, the Lady ‘Fins...more

Raptors reel off victory with three in third

February 22, 2018

The Oropeza Crunchers skated to a 2-1 advantage in the opening period of the Southernmost Hockey Club’s 15-and-Under match with the Reynolds Engineering Raptors, but the Raptors scored...more

Short-sided Lady ‘Fins still pull out big triumph

February 22, 2018

Just nine strong entering the season opener was not enough to slow down the Marathon High softball team, as pitcher Grace Kirwan was a hit-batter away from a perfect game and the bats provided...more