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FKAA work closes Old Town streets

August 14, 2018

Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority construction crews will be working on Old Town streets Tuesday, Aug. 14, prompting lane and road closures. According to a news release from Key West Code...more

Stock Island’s Bernstein Park reopens

August 14, 2018

After months of delay, Bernstein Park on Stock Island has reopened. The opening of the park, which underwent a complete renovation, had been postponed in recent months because of issues resolving...more

Two accidents leave one dead, four injured

August 14, 2018

The Florida Highway Patrol reported two traffic incidents in the Keys on Saturday evening, leaving one dead and four injured. The first accident involved three vehicles around 1 p.m. near Mile...more

Woman arrested after crash says ‘Not my first rodeo’

August 14, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Rockland Key woman on Saturday for a variety of charges after she stole a phone, crashed her car and then tried to leave the area. Cindy Lee Rojas,...more

St. Petersburg man arrested after brawl

August 14, 2018

The Key West Police Department arrested a St. Petersburg man on Sunday after he reportedly started a fight at the Conch Republic Seafood Restaurant, despite sitting right next to KWPD officers. Kevin Dewayne Kirklew, 37, was charged with battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, damaging property under $200, resisting an officer with violence and...more

August 14, 2018

“The tax-paying rental seeker is correct. The Navy commander, in his speech to the Chamber of Commerce sometime back, said there are 600-plus Navy personnel living off base. Take those and the Coast Guard people living off base, put them back in that unused on-base housing and we probably have close to 1,000 apartments available...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Council mulls historic preservation survey

August 8, 2018

MARATHON — Historian Jerry Wilkinson recognizes Marathon as leading the way in “the 1950 ‘dredge and fill’ mode” that swept through the island chain during the heyday of Florida Keys development....more

County, wedding venue agreement stalls

August 8, 2018

KEY LARGO — A code compliance case lodged by the county against a local wedding venue will be brought back to the special magistrate at the end of the month after attorneys for each side failed...more

Grounded boat breaking apart at popular snorkel site

August 8, 2018

KEY LARGO — Two weeks after running aground on a popular snorkeling reef in protected Key Largo waters, a 52-foot wooden boat remained stuck. By last Friday, mariners reported the unidentified...more

Home is where the music is

August 8, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Palm fronds rustling in an ocean breeze remind singer and songwriter Leah Sutter why she remains true to the islands where she was born. “This is home, and I’m here doing what I’m...more

Editorials

Homeless shelter situation continues to bewilder us

August 11, 2018

Monroe County has been faced with many tough decisions in the past year as we all strive to move beyond the impacts of Hurricane Irma. We’ve seen it evident across a variety of subjects, from the...more

Why people eat when they’re not hungry

August 9, 2018

“Eating healthy is easy.” That’s what a client that weighed more than 350 pounds told me. “My problem isn’t what I’m supposed to eat. My problem is the food I eat when I’m NOT hungry.” That...more

Objections to proposed use of power plant facility

August 7, 2018

I am writing on behalf of Key West Art & Historical Society (the “Society”) to inform you [Key West mayor and city commissioners] of concerns expressed, and a recommendation adopted, by vote...more

Plastic straws aren’t the problem

August 6, 2018

Hanging around this world for over 79 years makes one a little cynical when it comes to the latest “trend” in our society. For example, almost every city, county, village, hamlet, etc. seems to...more

Sports

City honors Averette for USA Games bronze medal

August 11, 2018

The Key West City Commission recently commended outstanding hometown athlete Jennifer Averette on her amazing accomplishment in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Averette brought home the...more

Key West continues tradition where it all started

August 11, 2018

Back where it all began 15 years ago, the Key West Rugby Club traveled up the Gulf Coast last Saturday to participate in the highly-anticipated Fort Myers Beach Barefoot Rugby Tournament, as part...more

Players formalize decisions to study, play at next level

August 10, 2018

Normally, college-bound student-athletes have a formal signing before family and friends during the school year even though they might have already signed a National Letter of Intent to play at...more

Winners out-slug opponents; 5 hits for Hogen square off tonight

August 10, 2018

Both winning teams drilled at least 30 hits on Friday night in Key West Men’s Over-39 Softball League action. The Key West Auto Repair Jaibas cranked out 31 base hits with none leaving the...more