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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

Hunter withdraws from commission race

February 21, 2018

SUGARLOAF KEY — Community activist Bill Hunter has withdrawn his candidacy for the Monroe County Commission District 2 seat currently held by George Neugent. “I filed for the Monroe...more

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

News

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

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 21, 2018

“Found myself in line at Fausto’s when horrors! Realized my wallet was at home and I had only an out-of-town checkbook. Before I could even consider various alternatives the woman in line behind me offered to pay for my groceries and accept my check. Reason zillion and ten I love this island. Thank you Lisa...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

Defending champs take up new season with blinding victory

February 20, 2018

After a slight delay, the new season began for the Key West Coed Softball League on Tuesday night with a trio of games at the Pepe Hernandez Softball Field at Bayview Park. This season there are...more

Key West Soccer Club finishes regular season, two of three squads headed to postseason

February 20, 2018

All three teams from the Key West Soccer Club swept the competition last weekend to wrap up the regular travel season with two of the three squads headed into the postseason. The KWSC...more

Dolphins make good on third try

February 19, 2018

The third time was the charm for the Marathon High boys basketball team as, after being bounced from the postseason earlier than expected the last two seasons, the Dolphins claimed the District...more

Lady Conchs take pair on the road

February 19, 2018

What was originally scheduled as preseason games for the Key West High softball team, ended up counting as regular season matches on Saturday at the campus of Chaminade-Madonna College...more