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No timeline for repairs to park’s ball fields

June 20, 2018

TAVERNIER — Work has begun on the storm-damaged athletic fields at Monroe County’s Harry Harris Park, though no timeline for a resumption of baseball and softball games is...more

Record rains were recorded last month in county

June 20, 2018

MONROE COUNTY — As summer dawns early Thursday, the Florida Keys bid farewell to a soggy spring. Key West sloshed through the wettest May on record, about four times the average rainfall...more

Tired of clutter? Business helps sort things out

June 20, 2018

KEY LARGO — Deanna “DeDe” Mousseau has predicated her professional home organization business, DeDeClutterfy, upon her belief that people pack every nook and cranny of their...more

Village seeks public vote on four-year terms

June 20, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Two-year terms for Village Council members, which once were four years, could become four years again. Some villagers, however, are not too enthusiastic about the proposal....more

Trading drugs to take a car ride

June 21, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Miami man on Tuesday after stopping a car that was reported stolen out of Key West. Frank James Jones, 39, is being charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license/third or subsequent offense According to the police report, deputies received a be-on-the...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

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

Dolphins drilled during three-day Midwest Elite Basketball camp

June 19, 2018

For the third straight year, the Marathon Dolphins and head coach Kevin Freeman hosted a Midwest Elite Basketball camp. The camp, MEB for short, was cofounded by Craig Doty in 2005 and since has...more

Peretti devoted her all for female record swim

June 18, 2018

When Oceane Peretti collapsed at the finish line on Smathers Beach, the 20-year-old Florida International University swimmer left it all on the course of the 42nd annual Swim Around Key West. On...more