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Clemente’s Trolley Pizza finds new home on Fleming Street

July 14, 2018

Eleisha Gallant threw the gentleman’s business card into the cash register almost a year ago and promptly forgot about it. Gallant and her partner Angelo Scola were happy with the business...more

Cocaine fight leads to arrest

July 14, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Florida International University program manager on Thursday for battery and drug possession following an argument with her husband over...more

Mosquito Control to vote on 2 new ‘copters

July 13, 2018

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board will vote Tuesday to purchase two new $3.6 million helicopters and will set a tentative annual property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year. The...more

Trial set for driver in death of jogger

July 13, 2018

The court date for April Dawn Thomason, 46, who was charged with murder after killing another woman by running her over in a car, has been set for Sept. 17 in Key West, according to the State...more

Sting leads to arrest in Oxycodone sale

July 14, 2018

Following a small sting operation in Stock Island in February, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman Wednesday for selling Schedule II narcotics. On Feb. 8, the Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit conducted an undercover drug buy using a confidential informant, purchasing two Oxycodone pills from Brandy Jennifer Lett for...more

July 14, 2018

“The family that survived the incident of tires falling off a truck is very lucky to be alive. As Sheriff Ramsey stated, had the mother not reacted quickly they would have all been dead. I have 25 years experience in the truck tire industry. The only way this happens is through poor maintenance. The entire...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

City to preserve local history

July 11, 2018

MARATHON — The city has lacked a method for nominating or designating a structure as locally significant or historic — until now. A proposed ordinance amendment set to be...more

Coral experts convene to battle mystery disease

July 11, 2018

KEY LARGO — More than 40 coral reef specialists are expected in Key Largo this week, but not for the diving. The multi-agency group aims to spend three days sharing information about the...more

Dead woman’s neck was cut

July 11, 2018

KEY LARGO — The death of Mary Bonneville, a 70-year-old woman whose body was found inside her burning home nearly nine months ago, remains a mystery.  Investigators initially described...more

Fish kills reported along most of Keys

July 11, 2018

FLORIDA KEYS — Dead fish began surfacing in Florida Keys waters on June 12, launching a streak of 28 fish kills reported to the state through July 2. Sites of the local incidents reported...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

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

Stewart, Woods each have double/double in week two

July 12, 2018

After two weeks of action at the Sugarloaf Gym and on the Bill Butler Floor of the Bobby Menendez Gym, Tune Squad and AAU teams are tied for first in the Adult Summer Basketball League standings....more

Chris Hall triples, doubles in four-hit night

July 11, 2018

Although they did not play last week in the Key West Men’s Softball League, Murray Marine stayed anchored in first place with 10 wins and two losses. One game behind is 5 Brothers, with a...more

UWF coach helping next generation of college players

July 11, 2018

Key West has always been about family for University of West Florida women’s soccer coach Joe Bartlinski. He first made the trip to the Conch Republic as a 10-year-old during a visit with...more