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KEYS receives award for utility safety achievement

March 17, 2018

Keys Energy Services recently received an award from the Florida Municipal Electric Association  for its continued commitment to safe work practices during the past year. For the past 30...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

Man gets life sentence for fatal shooting of another

March 16, 2018

PENSACOLA — Authorities say a Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting another man. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 21-year-old Marquis Bryant was...more

Private plane crashes after takeoff

March 16, 2018

A small plane carrying three people crashed Thursday afternoon at Key West International Airport. The Cessna Cardinal 177 had just taken off at 1:20 p.m. when it lost power and crashed just feet...more

Seven Mile Bridge pursuit leads to arrest

March 17, 2018

A 38-year-old New Jersey woman was arrested Thursday night for drunken driving after she was stopped at Mile Marker 43 while driving on flat tires. Heather Donna Collins was charged with DUI with property damage. Multiple deputies were involved after motorists reported seeing a white Chevrolet driving recklessly and heading southbound on the Seven...more

March 17, 2018

“Now that the Mosquito Control people have raised their cut of our property taxes by 22 percent to cover their new building, which I’m sure will never go down again after it’s paid for, how long will it be before FKAA wants to do the same to cover their new building that they say they[...]

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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


Karch, Knowles rack up Ks in pair of Conch wins

March 17, 2018

A pair of complete-game performances on the mound from Andrew Karch and Antonio Knowles powered the Key West High baseball team to victories, 7-2 against Magnolia Heights in the opener and 1-0...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

Morays’ 50-hit crescendo just in time for repeat

March 16, 2018

The Men’s Over-39 Softball League ended its regular season on Friday night with the first place T&W Chevron Auto Repair Morays cresting at the right time as playoffs are slated for...more