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The Key West Citizen

August 18, 2018

Age: 34Education: B.A., Communications, Elon UniversityPrior elected offices: None. What do you see as the single biggest threat to Key West’s economic future, and what corrective action(s) is...more

The Key West Citizen

August 18, 2018

Age: 67Education: B.S., Mathematics; Post Grad Studies, Strategy, Organizational Change ManagementPrior elected offices: City Commissioner, District 5Are you currently an incumbent?: NoWhat do...more

The Key West Citizen

August 18, 2018

Age: 65Education: Studied Hotel and Restaurant Management, St. Louis Community College; studied Business Administration, St. Louis Community College; studied Business Administration, Indiana...more

Walter Drabinski

August 18, 2018

Age: 68Education: B.S., Electrical Engineering; M.A., Business Education, Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaPrior elected offices: NoneDo you think Keys Energy Services customers are...more

Three men arrested for check fraud

August 18, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested three Marathon men on Tuesday, following an investigation into fraudulently cashed checks at the Marathon branch of Centennial Bank.Twenty-eight-year-old Marcos Vila, 38-year-old Yasbany Noa Parrado and 24-year-old Yaniel Cardenal Frias were all charged with passing counterfeit checks. Vila was also charged...more

August 18, 2018

“The city needs to enforce the rules that prohibit campaign signs from being in right-of-ways or public property. These sign violations are all over town. There are many residents and businesses willing to put up campaign sign on their property so there is no reason for signs to be on public property.”“If the county takes over approval of sewer rates on Stock Island can/will they lower...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Council trashes plastic straw ban

August 15, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The straw that broke a pending village ordinance turned out to be the straw.An environmentally minded law to ban the distribution of plastic straws that could wind up in Florida Keys...more

Court demand has village in a pickle

August 15, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The village’s one pickleball court may not be enough, a park adviser told Village Council members Aug. 9.“It’s an extremely rising sport for fitness groups of all ages,” said Carolyn...more

Neighbors irked by canal debris coming to park

August 15, 2018

KEY LARGO — After reopening to the public almost 10 months after Hurricane Irma struck, Rowell’s Waterfront Park is to be used as a temporary staging site for canal debris starting this month.The...more

New studio offers creativity through motion

August 15, 2018

MARATHON — Keys Dance Academy is now enrolling future ballerinas and tap dancers at its new studio in Marathon.With three full-time instructors, Keys Dance Academy will offer ballet, tap, jazz,...more

Editorials

Canadian newsprint tariffs will hurt local newspapers

August 17, 2018

It’s no secret that America’s newspapers have struggled the past decade. Social media and myriad forms of digital news serving options have caused the industry to ‘self-correct’ in many ways,...more

Cheers and Jeers

August 11, 2018

Cheers: to all of the candidates interviewed this week by members of the Citizen editorial board. We appreciate everyone’s time and willingness to be questioned to ensure that voters are informed...more

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

Sports

First-year Dolphins coach hoping team follows its leaders

August 17, 2018

The pieces are in place for the Marathon High football team to be a legitimate contender for the Florida High School Athletic Association playoffs this season with senior quarterback Jackson...more

Hurricanes get first look at rebuilding challenge ahead

August 17, 2018

Of the 44 players on the Coral Shores High football roster last season, 28 were seniors, leaving a huge void to fill for head coach Alphonso Bryant and the Hurricanes’ coaching staff, who will...more

Walkoffs by Milliken, Kurkowski deliver late-inning heroics

August 17, 2018

Both of the Men’s Over-39 Softball League games on Friday night came down to the final at-bat as walkoff hits provided the winning margin of victory. Playing tonight at DeWitt Roberts Field,...more

Conchs to get tested by Chiefs in preseason kickoff classic

August 16, 2018

Pop quiz time — just two days into school — for the Key West High football team as, after an offseason of intense camps and workout programs, the Conchs will be put to the test tonight at 7 p.m....more