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FDOT changes U.S. 1 position

July 23, 2018

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials have changed their minds and will include a left-hand turn lane as part of its $4.1 million roadway project on U.S. 1. The change comes after...more

School Board to hear housing update

July 23, 2018

Employee housing at Sugarloaf School, education initiativesonthe November ballot, school safety updates and the upcoming school year’s budget are on tap for Tuesday’s School Board meeting in...more

Longtime locals offer Havana Day Trip among other adventures

July 21, 2018

It wasnearing8 a.m.when eight travelers boarded thenine-passengerplane at Key West International Airport. They had arrived alone and in small groups, an assembly of strangers, signing papers and...more

Planning board talks transient rentals

July 21, 2018

The Key West Planning Board approved most of the requests that came before them Thursday night, but not without starting ashort discussion about the board’s authority — or lack thereof —...more

‘Do you know what voodoo is?’

July 21, 2018

On Tuesday, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Tavernier man while serving a warrant, but not before he violently resisted arrest and threatened the deputies’ lives. Saul Arrazcaeta, 19, was charged with battery on an officer, threats against an officer and resisting an officer with violence. Deputies arrived at Arrazcaeta’s residence in...more

July 21, 2018

“It’s time for a new city manager. We need someone who is not afraid to make tough calls and hold the line on tax increases, instead of threatening a few high-profile non-profits to win public support for higher taxes. It’s time to reduce staff, freeze raises, and ask city employees to pay more for health...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Company proposing free electric mini-bus rides

July 18, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A transportation company plans to pitch its free ride service aboard electric mini-buses to Village Council members at their Thursday, July 19, meeting. Freebee proposes to...more

Is FDOT pedestrian bridge out of step?

July 18, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Plans for a walkway bridge over U.S. 1 troubled a number of Islamorada residents July 10. “We thought it was going to be a temporary bridge, so I am disappointed,”...more

Love is patient

July 18, 2018

KEY LARGO — Former high school classmates unfold a classic love story — nearly 60 years in the making, proving that love is patient. At last, the happy couple will wed this weekend....more

New facility offers mental healing campus

July 18, 2018

KEY LARGO — Kinder in the Keys, a mental health treatment center focused on total body and mind recovery from depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and eating...more

Editorials

Cheers and Jeers: July 21

July 21, 2018

Jeers: to the Monroe County governments who are proposing raises for employees this year.Most received excessive amounts of overtime pay for Hurricane Irma, and excluding the first responders,...more

Sometimes we need to swallow the bitter pill

July 21, 2018

Few things in life are absolute. Some things are simply “More right and less wrong”. Such was the case with this week’s unanimous decision by the Monroe Board of County Commissioners to establish...more

Cheers and Jeers

July 14, 2018

Cheers: to Reef Relief’s annual Coral Camp for children. Each of the weeklong sessions includes educational and fun activities to teach children about the environment. With hands-on...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

Basketball camp stresses education/work

July 21, 2018

The foundation of Whatever It Takes to Succeed is education, learning something every day, said Ryan Johnson on Thursday afternoon at the Bobby Menendez Gymnasium. Johnson, who is founder and CEO...more

LEARNING EVERY DAY

July 21, 2018

It is hard for race coordinator Barbara Wright to remember exactly how many years the Hemingway Days 5K Sunset Run/Walk has been in existence. Regardless of the age, the run— one of the oldest...more

OLD STYLE FISHING

July 21, 2018

The 2018 Havana Club Key West Marlin Tournament, held in conjunction with the island city’s annual Hemingway Days celebration, is underway with a total of 36 boats fishing for marlin and other...more

Milliken 5-for-5 leads Morays; Gregurich 2 HR powers Jaibas

July 20, 2018

A 10-run second and seven more in the third piloted the T&W Chevron Auto Repair Morays to a 26-5 win over the Big Coppitt Gun Club Snappers on Friday night in Men’s Over-39 Softball League...more