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Islamorada planner more ‘fixer than maintainer’

September 26, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The village’s new chief planner wants to help residents still struggling with Hurricane Irma recovery, but warns against cutting corners.“I was surprised that Hurricane Irma...more

Mayor proposes U.S. 1 ‘islands’ instead of pedestrian bridge

September 26, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Putting “islands” in U.S. 1 at Founders Park on Plantation Key might be preferable to a pedestrian bridge over the highway, suggests the Village Council mayor.Mayor Chris Sante has...more

Realtors: Clean water sells homes

September 26, 2018

KEY LARGO — Concern about South Florida’s water quality extends beyond the sport and recreational fishing sectors.“This is the place we live and we want to see it shine,” said Lynda Anthony,...more

Surfrider Foundation opens Keys chapter

September 26, 2018

MONROE COUNTY — The Surfrider Foundation, which is an activist network aimed at accessing and protecting the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, recently established a foothold in the Florida...more

Man arrested for pot, cocaine possession

September 26, 2018

A 32-year-old Miami man was arrested for possessing more than 13 grams of cocaine and more than twice that amount of marijuana.Mervin Terentius Jackson was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.Traffic Enforcement Unit Deputy Andrew Leird was on patrol Friday at 5:47 p.m. near 5th Street and 5th Avenue on Stock Island. He saw a...more

September 26, 2018

“I hope the new mayor of Key West will do something about the rooster issue in this town. Who in their right mind introduces roosters to a non-farming community?”“So the FDOT wants to bring Miami-style rush hour gridlock to the lower Keys and Key West during the Cow Key Bridge replacement. That should add, what, an hour or two to the commute both into and out of Key West for anyone commuting...more

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Caddycan stows away nautical trash

September 26, 2018

KEY LARGO — Not all marine trash has been tossed overboard purposely. Sometimes, it just won’t stay in the boat.That’s why Pamela Butler and Mark Carter, part-time residents of Key Largo, came up...more

Docents and defenders of Bahia Honda State Park

September 26, 2018

BIG PINE KEY — In its infancy, the Friends of the Bahia Honda State Park has funded more than $53,000 in support materials and post-Hurricane Irma restoration efforts for the Lower Keys park...more

FBI says man’s laptop contained child porn

September 26, 2018

KEY LARGO — A man residing in a fifth wheel trailer at a Key Largo motel was arrested by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Miami field office who seized a laptop computer they...more

Group fills ‘mold removal gap’ after storm

September 26, 2018

FLORIDA KEYS — A relief group that came to help Florida Keys recover from Hurricane Irma expected long days and hard work, but oversized reptiles were another matter entirely.Hearts & Hands...more


Parking in Key West

September 26, 2018

Parking in Key West is certainly a consistent challenge, especially for residents who need to conduct business. It becomes more than just an inconvenience.Residents of Stock Island, which has a...more

Cheers and Jeers: Sept. 22

September 22, 2018

Cheers: to the Monroe County Commission for requesting additional information before accepting the state ROGO handout. State officials apparently did not think through the issues before offering...more

Appreciates newspaper’s assistance in Irma recovery

September 21, 2018

As we mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s destructive landfall in the Florida Keys, we want to take the time to thank everyone at The Key West Citizen who helped with coverage of...more

Refutes allegations against Realtors on rental restrictions

September 21, 2018

On behalf of the Key West Association of Realtors membership and in response to Jodi Weinhoeffer’s allegations that local Realtors are not educating their buyers on rental restrictions, I...more


Sweeney cruises to new school record: Conch junior not stopping after setting mark in 200-yard IM

September 25, 2018

After Key West High School senior swimmer Cruse Sweeney broke his own school record in the boys 100-yard backstroke for a second time this season, Coach Lori Bosco and Sweeney decided to try...more

T&W, Blind Squirrels win season openers

September 25, 2018

After a two-month break in action, the Key West Coed Softball League began a new season on Tuesday night at the Pepe Hernandez Field.The 12-game season is scheduled to end in early January with...more

Conchs sent running to 2nd straight loss

September 24, 2018

From the opening kickoff, nothing went right for the Key West High football team as Benjamin School returned the play 87 yards for a touchdown and the Buccaneers never looked back from there,...more

Rival Raiders end Dolphins’ win streak

September 24, 2018

A total of 311 yards were racked up by the Marathon High offense on Friday afternoon, 20 more than visiting Ransom Everglades, but the ‘Fins struggled to find the end zone against the Raiders,...more