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Citizen announces management change

March 23, 2019

The Key West Citizen Publisher Richard Tamborrino has announced that Editor Kay Harris has resigned her position at the newspaper.Tamborrino said he is conducting a nationwide search for a new...more

Florida House passes bill to make opening hospitals easier

March 23, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House wants to eliminate a requirement that hospitals and other health care facilities show there is a demand for their services before getting licensed to build...more

Florida House, Senate release competing state budget plans

March 23, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — The Republican-led Florida House and Senate on Friday released competing budget proposals for the upcoming year with major funding differences in areas such as education and the...more

Florida unemployment rate at 3.5 percent in February

March 23, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in February, virtually unchanged from a month earlier. Figures released by the state Friday show that 357,000 Floridians were...more

Speeding leads to marijuana bust

March 23, 2019

A Hollywood, Florida man was arrested on Thursday after deputies pulled a vehicle over for speeding and subsequently found marijuana inside.Taylor Henry Battiest, 24, was charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of paraphernalia.Around 1 a.m., a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling Marathon when he spotted a...more

March 23, 2019

“Two days this week with no Citizen’s Voice. Did the snowbirds go home early?”“What would you think if you heard New York City was going to fence off Central Park and only allow residents in? I do not recall any early discussions that Waterfront Park was going to be reserved for the exclusive use by locals.”“All tourists have a plan when they arrive, be it bars, booze, babes, dudes, T- shirts...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Board opposes closing park for events

March 20, 2019

ISLAMORADA — For a village meeting on Founders Park noise, it turned out to be pretty quiet.No changes for Founders Park event rules were proposed during a March 12 special session of...more

Council declines seal, hears hospital update

March 20, 2019

MARATHON — The Marathon City Council refused last week to canonize an official seal during a second required public vote and heard a report that the community hospital fundraising campaign is...more

Creative dishes and artistic vision

March 20, 2019

ISLAMORADA — The 4th Annual Islamorada Seafood Festival & Art Show will feature creative seafood samplings from more than 25 of the Upper Keys’ top restaurant chefs. The show runs from 11...more

District probes payroll fees

March 20, 2019

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Volunteer Ambulance Corps says finding a payroll provider at a lower cost appears doubtful.A request was made by the Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency Medical...more

Editorials

Cheers and Jeers

March 16, 2019

Cheers: to State Attorney Dennis Ward and all those involved with bringing charges against the tourist who jumped on the pelican and posted the video. As with poaching, sending a message of...more

Cheers and Jeers

March 9, 2019

Cheers: to the Long Term Recovery Group for their out-of-the box thinking to provide housing for volunteers. Their new housing units based on movable storage containers is a good one in use in...more

Cheers and Jeers: March 2

March 2, 2019

Cheers: to the City of Key West for fixing some of the third world streets throughout the City. Please keep the momentum going. Jeers: to all those whining about the inconvenience of having those...more

Polarizing topic sparks attention

March 2, 2019

The reaction to our column last weekend about the Board of County Commissioners quashing Goal 109, a county-crafted workforce housing initiative that would have allowed as much as a 50 percent...more

Sports

Openings available for Redbone tarpon event

March 23, 2019

ISLAMORADA — Openings are still available for anglers to fish the 15th annual Redbone @ Large Robert James Sales Celebrity Sunrise/Sunset Tarpon Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, April...more

Fitzpatrick walk-off single propels Roncos’ win

March 22, 2019

Down 10 runs going into their last at bat, the Tommy Tiles FKWT Roncos scored 11 runs in the bottom of the seventh and final frame for a 28-27, walk-off win over the hot Rich’s Snappers on Friday...more

Local race still running after 20 successful years

March 22, 2019

When Lori Bosco started the Florida Keys Community College Sprint Triathlon/Biathlon 20 years ago, she never dreamed it would last this long. Nor did she believe she would be around to see it go...more

Miscues costly to Conchs at tourney

March 22, 2019

Their goal was to win the Gulf Coast Classic II or at least get into the finals, but the competition was too good for a mistake-ridden Key West High School softball team. On Wednesday in Gulf...more