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Meetings brimming with water matters

December 12, 2018

UPPER KEYS — Two separate science meetings Wednesday, Dec. 12, focus on Florida Bay and preserving the offshore coral reef.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leads a multi-agency meeting on South...more

Monroe County to repair three Big Pine Key parks

December 12, 2018

The Monroe County government has earmarked $579,000 to repair three parks damaged by Hurricane Irma on Big Pine Key.The $579,000 project will replace fencing at Watson Field Park, Big Pine...more

NRC may have to factor canals in license renewal

December 12, 2018

HOMESTEAD — The outcome of last week’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board hearing of oral arguments from multiple agencies challenging Florida Power & Light’s subsequent license renewal is...more

Removal of collapsed condo approved

December 12, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Fifteen months after Hurricane Irma brought the Matecumbe Sandy Cove condominium tumbling down, work to remove its flattened remains was expected to begin this week.“It was a...more

Drunken driving in wrong lane leads to hit-and-run

December 12, 2018

A Homestead, Florida man was arrested on Saturday after a deputy witnessed him commit a hit-and-run on U.S. 1.Cristhian Andres Perez, 25, was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash.Around 7:48 p.m., an MCSO deputy was in the middle of an unrelated traffic stop when he saw a white SUV driving in the wrong lane near Mile Marker 106. According...more

December 12, 2018

“Great holiday parade on Saturday. Lots and lots of great entries. However, the mess and trash it created was huge. Candy, wrappers, trash all up and down Truman and Duval late into Sunday. The city should have the done a better job cleaning up.”“No reason to hire a more-experienced attorney from a more highly-rated law school (or maybe even a minority!) if you can hire the board [chairman’s]...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Council to vote on 300 housing units

December 12, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A decision to accept an allocation of 300 units for workforce-affordable housing from the state goes before the Islamorada Village Council for a first reading Thursday, Dec. 13....more

Discrimination case set for late January

December 12, 2018

MARATHON — A workplace discrimination lawsuit against the city of Marathon is set for trial during a two-week period beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the federal courthouse in Key West, according...more

District sidesteps database, discusses salinity levels

December 12, 2018

KEY LARGO — Three commissioners on the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District last week took the oath of office after being re-elected without opposition during the November election. The board...more

Exhibit offers glimpse of underwater wonders

December 12, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A juvenile queen angelfish glided along the sandy bottom, a tiny high hat darting out of the way.Closer to the surface, a wide-eyed pufferfish seemed to marvel at colorful hues...more

Editorials

Treatment unfair to all

December 6, 2018

To the editor:Key West: Come as you are!...but have “your papers” on your person at all times.In June of last year, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Dept detained two Spanish speaking teenagers for...more

Can the Keys turn tragedy into triumph?

December 1, 2018

Apparently, it takes is a Category 4 hurricane to get movement on an issue that’s been haunting the Florida Keys for decades.For years, there’s been a shortage of affordable places for working...more

Cheers and Jeers

December 1, 2018

Cheers: to Reef Relief for teaching more than 4,000 students this last year. They have initiated the “Skip the Straw” campaign and now have 146 businesses taking part in the initiative. They...more

Key West Chamber sends letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission

December 1, 2018

To: May Ma, Director, Program Management, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Re: Florida Power and Light Application for RenewalDear Ms. Ma,The Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce would like to...more

Sports

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Unbeaten in districts, Dolphins need one win to secure No. 1 seed in playoffs

December 12, 2018

One win is all the Marathon High boys basketball team needs to ensure its No. 1 district seed in the postseason after the Dolphins disposed of a pair of district rivals in convincing fashion —...more

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Coral Shores absorbs defeat by district-leading Warriors

December 12, 2018

Going into Wednesday’s District 16-2A match against Pinecrest Prep, the Coral Shores High School girls soccer team needs to forget about its 4-0 bruising loss to Westminster Christian on Monday...more

SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIP: Silver, bronze and fourth won by Monroe County athletes at state games

December 12, 2018

Contending among 760 fellow competitors, Monroe County was represented at the Special Olympics Florida Bowling Championship by head coach Pat Hart along with five athletes, who claimed a silver,...more

PREP WRESTLING: Conchs place five in season opener

December 11, 2018

With only one established state placer in the starting lineup for the Key West High wrestling team during the season-opening H-Town Throwdown, Conchs coach Chaz Jimenez kept his expectations at...more