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12 Florida utilities break ground on solar panel project

November 19, 2019

ORLANDO — A dozen municipal utilities in Florida are breaking ground on one of the largest municipal solar projects in the nation. The utilities on Monday broke ground in the Orlando area...more

Florida sheriff cracks down on human trafficking, sex trade

November 19, 2019

TAMPA — Authorities in Florida’s Tampa Bay area say they’ve arrested 104 people in connection with human trafficking charges during a five-month long investigation. Hillsborough...more

Islamorada man dies in rollover

November 19, 2019

A 24-year-old Islamorada man was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle rollover crash accident on U.S. 1 near Mile Marker 77. The identity of the driver is being withheld pending notification...more

Man arrested for stabbing construction worker in face

November 19, 2019

A 29-year-old construction worker was arrested Friday night after stabbing another transient construction worker in the face at Sugarloaf Lodge, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s...more

Man in stolen SUV arrested following pursuit

November 5, 2019

A 21-year-old Lehigh Acres, Florida man was arrested early Sunday morning after he fled from deputies in a stolen sport utility vehicle, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.Guillermo Ledesma was charged with fleeing and eluding, burglary, grand theft of a motor vehicle, loitering, possession of marijuana and possession of drug...more

November 19, 2019

“Ecuador successfully eradicated non-native goats and pigs from the Galapagos Islands. Sailors introduced them so they could stop on Santiago for fresh meat on long routes. They quickly overtook the island absent any natural predators to the detriment of the local ecosystem. We can stop the iguana takeover if we stop talking and start doing.”“If you don’t like iguanas, start planting native...more

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‘Yappy Hour’ mixes cocktails, dog tales

November 13, 2019

UPPER KEYS — Pet lovers can get happy by getting yappy.“It’s all about dog tales and cocktails,” said Ann Sanderlin of the Marr-Velous Pet Rescue organization, who described the group’s popular...more

Legislative hopefuls are lining up

November 13, 2019

FLORIDA KEYS — With less than a year to go before the November 2020 election, Florida Legislature candidates are ramping up their campaigns to represent Monroe County.With both state Rep. Holly...more

LPA chairman to seek Village Council seat

November 13, 2019

ISLAMORADA — At least one seat in the 2020 election for Islamorada Village Council will be competitive.Peter Bacheler, chairman of Islamorada’s Local Planning Agency, filed Nov. 1 to run for a...more

Second-generation guide leads fishing clinics

November 13, 2019

ISLAMORADA — “I thought about doing a million different things, but I always knew I was going to be a fisherman,” says Drew Nobregas, a second-generation Florida Keys guide. “My fishing...more


Holiday prompts reflection

November 16, 2019

Veterans Day weekend provided a compelling reason to take a moment and acknowledge the service and sacrifices made by our nation’s 20 million veterans.The United States Marine Corps’ 244th...more

Seeking aid for Keys future

November 16, 2019

Bureaucratic decisions governing the life or death of residents living on a tiny string of islands where most communities are built at or near sea level, cannot promote endless development and...more

Cheers and Jeers

November 9, 2019

Cheers: To Key West City Commissioner Sam Kaufman, who is taking an active role when it comes to promoting green energy. Kaufman has sponsored a resolution calling on the city to include a solar...more

Monroe must demand changes to NFIP

November 9, 2019

I’m deeply concerned for the future of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the effects that it will have on our community in Monroe County, where there are 31,000 NFIP policies...more


Outcome of recent ball games little more down to earth

November 19, 2019

The stars and the moon got back in alignment on Tuesday in the Key West Coed Softball League after winless Tropical Movers and fourth-place Blind Squirrels upset the standings the week prior with...more

Youth, new coach will grow with help of senior leaders

November 18, 2019

After just two games as the new Key West High School girls soccer coach, Justin Martin saw marked improvement on Friday in their home opener against Coral Spring Charter. Though the Lady...more

Hurricanes kick off season with eye on district title

November 18, 2019

Coming into the season, Coral Shores High School boys soccer coach Jorge Bosque said this should be the Hurricanes’ year with 11 upperclassmen taking the pitch. On Friday at home in Tavernier,...more

Barroso crowned Homecoming queen;FSB Bulldogs unscathed in Flag Division

November 16, 2019

Homecoming festivities highlighted the end of the Key West Youth Football League season on Saturday at George Mira Field. Key...more