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Heavy traffic expected this weekend

May 25, 2019

Memorial Day weekend, which continues through Monday, May 27, is one of the busiest weekends of the year for traffic all along the Florida Keys, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s...more

Reframing: a method for working with your thoughts

May 25, 2019

Wouldn’t it be great if you could slip a drive flash drive into your brain that would generate positive thoughts all day long? Imagine how much better we would feel. We’d wake up tired, but our...more

Sheriff: Deputies shoot Florida man who had shot girlfriend

May 25, 2019

TAMARAC — Authorities say Florida deputies shot and wounded a man who had shot and wounded his girlfriend. A Broward Sheriff's Office news release says 32-year-old Kimani Pearce and his...more

SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, with many more to come

May 25, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL — SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage. The recycled Falcon rocket blasted...more

BPK bar fight leads to arrest of 2 people

May 25, 2019

A Big Pine Key man and woman were arrested on Wednesday after an altercation at a bar led them both to punch another man.Drew R. Sterling, 34, and Zoe Masterson, 22, were both charged with battery. Masterson was additionally charged with resisting an officer with violenceAround 12:13 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Coconuts...more

May 25, 2019

“Bertha Street is a street that almost every tourist arriving by plane has to go down to get to their rental. We have all heard the stupid arguments about how part belongs to the county and the city and the state and blah, blah, blah. The street is a disaster and a safety concern with people swerving all over to try and miss the potholes. Fix Bertha!” “I’m living proof that the Duval Loop...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Councilman to seek state house seat

May 22, 2019

ISLAMORADA — An Islamorada Village Council member will set his sights on a term in the Florida Legislature.“It’s tough to keep a secret in the Florida Keys,” Jim Mooney said of his planned...more

Elderly man: Feeding cats led to assault

May 22, 2019

KEY LARGO — Robert Smith winds his way through the Upper Keys in the middle of the night caring for his feline friends. He has a lot. Over the last seven years, he’s been feeding feral cat...more

Fire board at odds on service level, taxes

May 22, 2019

KEY LARGO — Talk of property taxes and levels of service during a recent Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency Medical Services District meeting once again devolved into bickering among the...more

Marathon preps for rising seas under ‘Peril of Flood’ law

May 22, 2019

MARATHON — The city of Marathon hosted a discussion and review last Thursday of its current policies and regulations for surface water management and flood damage prevention. All of Marathon...more

Editorials

Let’s temper new wave legislation

May 25, 2019

Key West City Commissioners voted this week to ban Roundup within the Key West city limits.Several cities, counties, states and countries throughout the world have taken steps to either restrict...more

The solution to pollution

May 25, 2019

We have been told that the “solution to pollution is dilution.” We disagree. We believe the solution to pollution is stopping pollution!This was the basic premise that prompted us to ask the City...more

Cheers and Jeers

May 18, 2019

Cheers: To Gov. Ron DeSantis, who in a surprise move, vetoed a bill that would have prevented cities and counties from passing plastic straw bans, his first veto following the Legislative...more

Dog owners must be responsible, considerate

May 18, 2019

We love our dogs. We spoil them, we photograph them, we even enter them in parades. There’s no denying our unadulterated affection for our furry friends. Not only that, but Key West and rest of...more

Sports

Signorelli inks baseball scholarship with Shorter

May 25, 2019

After four standout years as the Coral Shores High baseball team’s catcher, Michael Signorelli will have a chance to continue his playing career as the soon-to-be graduate has signed a...more

Van Loon to replace Haggard after successful start to Bucs’ program

May 25, 2019

For the first two years of existence, the Horace O’Bryant football program was guided by coach Drew Haggard, who in that span led the Buccaneers to an undefeated inaugural season as well as a...more

YOUTH SOFTBALL: Playoffs slated for Monday to decide league champions

May 25, 2019

  With the close of the regular season on Wednesday in the 8-and-under and 10-and-under age groups, playoffs begin next week in three divisions at the Clayton Sterling Baseball...more

Key West-based event growing with each edition

May 24, 2019

Every edition since its inception has steadily grown, according to event founder Eddy Aguiar, a trend he does not expect to change for Mile Zero Fights 6 starting with the weigh-ins tonight at 7...more