[ x ] close

News

Florida bill to ban sanctuary policies draws raucous debate

April 18, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — A proposed ban on sanctuary policies evoked talk of fear and bigotry, shouts of "Shame on you!" and the scolding of a Democratic senator who admonished a woman Wednesday for...more

Florida lawmakers moving aid bills for Hurricane Michael

April 18, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — With disaster aid stalled in Congress, Florida lawmakers on Tuesday began moving legislation aimed at providing money and other assistance to people in the Panhandle still...more

House passes bill expanding law enforcement drone use

April 18, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Law enforcement agencies in Florida could use drones for more purposes under legislation passed unanimously by the state House. Under the measure passed 114-0 on Wednesday,...more

Voters back city purchase of Citizen building

April 18, 2019

Key West voters on Tuesday answered a resounding “yes” to the only question on the ballot and authorized the City of Key West to negotiate the purchase of The Citizen newspaper building on...more

KW woman out of jail and back again

April 18, 2019

A Key West woman was arrested Tuesday on drug-related charges after officers spotted her driving recklessly on Duval Street.Jeanette Lisa Brown, 47, was charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia.Around 8:20 p.m., a Key West Police Department officer was patrolling Duval Street when he...more

April 18, 2019

“I know that people always forget things when they go on vacation, like sunglasses or toothbrushes, but when people come to Key West for vacation, they seem to forget things like how to drive, how to ride a bike, how to cross an intersection on foot. I learned red light, green light in kindergarten and have not forgotten the lesson.”“I ride my bike for transportation, although exercise isn’t...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Businesses complain about noise law

April 17, 2019

KEY LARGO — Several business owners with live music along Florida Bay say they’re being hounded by neighboring residents complaining to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office that they are being too...more

Contestants to fish up litter in third annual tournament

April 17, 2019

ISLAMORADA — The Third Annual Litter Fish Tournament presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 13-8 is taking shape, or rather, being organized since the targeted “species” — discarded trash —...more

FDOT to discuss bridge removal

April 17, 2019

ISLAMORADA — State transportation officials will hold an open meeting next week to review the feasibility of replacing the last remaining drawbridge on U.S. 1 in the Florida Keys.The session...more

Key Dives offers plants

April 17, 2019

ISLAMORADA — For Earth Day, a local dive shop plans to give away indoor plants April 22 that can help clean air in confined spaces.Key Dives at Bud N’ Mary’s Marina, at mile marker 79.8 on Upper...more

Editorials

Growing use of acronyms is cool — IMHO

April 13, 2019

I get a chuckle sometimes from the silliest things. For example, I enjoy numerical date designations, like May the 4th being Star Wars Day, or 3/14 being Pi Day. They’re cute and a distraction...more

Let your voice be heard by voting

April 13, 2019

The loneliest person in Key West lately has to be the parking attendant who keeps the early voting spots open for those wanting to cast votes on the item currently being voted on in the city.What...more

The Duval Street promenade plan needs to pay for itself

April 6, 2019

The Key West City Commission voted 4-to-1 on Tuesday evening to extend the “Mall on Duval” pilot program to July. The initial “test” period was for February through April.City officials and...more

Tourism is lifeblood of Key West

April 6, 2019

There are many beaches people can visit, but there is no other place like the Florida Keys. We must continue to share our story with out-of-state visitors to encourage them to make the choice and...more

Sports

PREP BOYS LACROSSE: District 32 semifinals: Conchs get past Warriors, host ‘Canes in championship

April 18, 2019

Midway thought the season, things were going south for the Key West High School boys lacrosse team with losses to district opponents Coral Shores and Westminster Christian. A lack of serious...more

PREP BOYS LACROSSE: District 32 semifinals: Hurricanes blow through Patriots for berth in district championship

April 18, 2019

The Coral Shores boys lacrosse team was on a mission Wednesday night in the hunt for a berth in the District 32 championship. The Hurricanes wanted a shot at three-time champs Key...more

YOUTH HOCKEY: Surge holds back Cats’ third-period outpouring

April 18, 2019

The Keys Imaging Surge rushed to a 7-2 lead at the end of the second period on Saturday in 11-and-Under action against the Coldwell Bankers Panthers, but the Cats clawed their way back into the...more

YOUTH LACROSSE: League is full tilt with games in every division; two weeks left in season

April 17, 2019

A full slate of games was contested last week in the Key West Youth Lacrosse League. The girls' U6/U8 got going with a close finish and the youngest boys age division ended the game in a...more