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Florida schools may get more help to hire resource officers

March 19, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Florida school districts could get more money to hire school resource officers depending on what happens with a contentious program that allows school personnel to carry guns....more

Navy identifies pilots in crash

March 17, 2018

The Navy has identified Lt. Cmdr. James Brice Johnson and Lt. Caleb Nathaniel King, both of Florida, as the aviators who died in Wednesday’s fighter jet crash off Boca Chica. Both pilots were...more

Spring Break: Good business, good times

March 17, 2018

Surprise, surprise, college students were sleeping in on Friday. Despite an influx of young, college-aged guests this week, Smathers Beach was still largely empty at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Even the...more

Sustainability Board opposes changes to ROGO system

March 17, 2018

Members of the Key West Sustainability Board are not happy with proposed changes to the Rate Of Growth Ordinance point allocation system that will emphasize affordable housing over green...more

Minnesota woman arrested for battery

March 19, 2018

Early Wednesday morning, Key West police officers arrested a 37-year old woman from Minnesota for misdemeanor battery of her boyfriend at a local hotel. Officers were called to the hotel on Washington St. at 3:30 a.m. to find the boyfriend with bloody cuts and scratches on his face and his girlfriend, who had no injuries,...more

March 19, 2018

“So, once again the ‘concerned citizens’ own 616 Eaton St. and once again they are letting it rot and fall to the ground. The beautiful renovation that was done is being completely squandered and now the boarded-up building is once again an eyesore in Old Town. Hey, HARC — demolition by neglect? Do something. These...more

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Attorney seeks state House seat held by Raschein

March 14, 2018

KEY LARGO — Longtime resident and real estate attorney Pat Gessel filed her candidacy last Monday to run for the Florida House of Representatives District 120 seat held by incumbent...more

Business group to host father-daughter political duo

March 14, 2018

KEY LARGO — The Upper Keys Business & Professional Women’s March luncheon is hosting guest speakers, former Democratic governor of Florida and former U.S. senator Bob Graham and...more

City mulls building fees, hears damage report

March 14, 2018

MARATHON — The Marathon City Council was to consider amending its fees for reviewing building plans, and permitting and inspection services, as well as hear a candid report on...more

Glades reservoir project heads to feds

March 14, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH — State water managers voted Thursday to send an Everglades reservoir plan to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works for the next stamp of approval required...more


The criminalization of immigrants

March 17, 2018

The criminalization of immigrants Key West and Monroe County face looming economic, humanitarian and constitutional issues regarding immigration and enforcement. Industries such as hotels,...more

One of the joys of being Grampa is there’s a grandson

March 10, 2018

A wise woman once said: “The days are long … but the years are short.” At this point in my life, I have come to realize that truer words were never spoken. While you can try to...more

Workforce housing solutions available

March 10, 2018

Workforce housing solutions available I’ve always felt bad that the Board of County Commissioners accepted FEMA’s refusal to allow downstairs enclosure to be rented as efficiency...more

Time to shed light on daylight savings time

March 7, 2018

Leave our time alone — that’s the message of the Florida legislature to Congress. Just as everyone is preparing to “change time” again this weekend, turning our clocks...more


Lady Dolphins lose a pair in Slamfest’s first day

March 19, 2018

It was a rough start for the Marathon High softball team during the Slamfest tournament, as mistakes proved costly during a 5-0 loss to King’s Academy in the opener and then falling 7-6 to...more

Sports – Local

March 19, 2018

SOUTHERNMOST BOCCE LEAGUE www.southernmostbocce.org MONDAY W L GB Esky Rods 14 1 0 Waterfront Brewery 11 4 3 Voyingo 11 4 3 McKendry Builders 10 5 4 Mission Imbocceball 7 5 5.5 Keys Armored...more

Reaching New Heights : Qualls helped Dolphins claim elusive district title by accomplishing goals

March 17, 2018

Going into the season, Marathon High junior Jamal Qualls had two goals in mind: The first to average more than 20 point per game and the second to lead the Dolphins to a district championship...more

Slots still open for Redbone’s celebrity tarpon tournament

March 17, 2018

Openings are still available for anglers to fish the Redbone @ Large Robert James Sales Celebrity Sunrise/Sunset Tarpon Tournament on April 21 to  22. This event features three half-day...more