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Heavy traffic for Upper Keys this weekend

February 24, 2018

Heavy traffic will be experienced by those traveling through Islamorada this weekend. The heaviest traffic is expected on Plantation Key from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Traffic...more

Notice to our readers: Citizen experiencing delivery issues

February 24, 2018

The Key West Citizen is currently experiencing serious delivery issues that are preventing our subscribers from receiving their newspapers in a timely manner. The newspaper is having extreme...more

Officials meet about school shootings

February 23, 2018

Monroe County law enforcement, state attorney and school district representatives met Thursday to talk about how to better protect students and teachers from mass shootings. Schools...more

Pocket plaza proposed to city

February 23, 2018

The long-discussed idea of closing Duval Street to vehicle traffic may soon become a reality, at least on a small portion of the iconic Key West road. Duval resident Michael Halpern presented to...more

Drug bust made during traffic stop

February 16, 2018

A Key Largo man and woman with an array of drugs were arrested after they were stopped for traveling in a sport utility vehicle with illegally tinted windows. Nicole Paddock, 23, was charged with possession of amphetamines with intent to sell, possession of opioids, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug...more

February 23, 2018

“The 2018 Florida Legislature session ends March 9th. Legislators say they are listening to our concerns, but it is clear that they will not take action before they adjourn until NEXT year. Call Gov. Scott, Rep. Raschein, Sen. Flores and demand a Special Session of the Legislature before THIS school year is over. Legislators must...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Arson suspected in Card Sound fires

February 21, 2018

MIAMI-DADE — The Florida Forest Service and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue battled a handful of different fires around Card Sound Road and the 18-Mile Stretch last week that officials suspect were...more

City mulls adding shade to bus stops

February 21, 2018

MARATHON — The Marathon City Council last week directed staff to bring back suggestions for providing shade at Marathon’s two main bus stops. Mayor Dan Zieg led a discussion about...more

Council to support Oxitec mosquito plan

February 21, 2018

MARATHON — The Marathon City Council has agreed to support Oxitec’s plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys as a way to help eradicate mosquito-borne...more

Fire board weighs merger of departments

February 21, 2018

KEY LARGO — A Key Largo fire board commissioner stirred up an emotional debate during last week’s meeting when he proposed looking into cutting costs by merging the Key Largo...more

Editorials

Service appreciation brings tears

February 21, 2018

I read the Washington Post, The New York Times, very depressing, but recently my husband and I were having breakfast at Camille’s in Key West. The nice couple sitting next to us noticed the...more

Parkland: Violence carousel has gone around again

February 17, 2018

Parkland: Violence carousel has gone around again This time the violence involves Florida’s high school kids.  Parkland, Florida, kids are dead.  Teachers are...more

Passage of House Bill 33 can help save lives

February 17, 2018

Yesterday, eight people lost their lives. Eight sons, daughters, mothers and fathers were taken from their families and friends. Today, another eight were killed. Tomorrow, eight more. ...more

Service appreciation brings tears

February 17, 2018

I read the Washington Post, New York Times, very depressing, but recently my husband and I were having breakfast at Camille’s in Key West. The nice couple sitting next to us noticed the Air...more

Sports

Four Conchs garner all-state team honors

February 24, 2018

After returning to the FHSAA postseason for the first time in 14 years, the Key West High football team had four players garnered FloridaHSFootball.com All-State honors. Alvin Howard — who...more

Players dust off the gear for opening week of league

February 24, 2018

After the opening ceremony and jamboree for the Key West Little Conch Baseball League, the 29 teams in six age groups got down to business as nearly 400 players took to the fields at the Clayton...more

Second race of 2018 series set for Sunday afternoon

February 24, 2018

It’s time to clean the bottom and pile on the sails, the second race of the 33rd annual Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series is set for Sunday at 1 p.m. This all-in-fun race...more

Sophomores Catarineau and Bolivar filled an important leadership role for Lady ‘Canes

February 24, 2018

With a large portion of the Coral Shores High girls soccer team graduating last season, the Lady ’Canes needed to find leadership somewhere entering this season and it came from sophomores...more