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Letters To The Editor

The season of giving to others through volunteerism

Like so many others in our community, my wife and I had prosperous careers and sacrificed to get where we are today. We feel fortunate and blessed and give generously of our time, talent, and treasure. I respectfully urge others so fortunate to consider helping local nonprofits during this “giving[…]

Questions $97M for coral restoration

Suddenly, there’s a new $97 million project being announced to restore corals Keyswide. Where has this plan been for the past 30 years? Why is this plan suddenly being trotted out as a new, improved plan to save the reef? What is the plan to limit the addition of pollutants[…]

Crane Point welcomes trail sculpture

Crane Point Hammock Museum and Nature Center, Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust is excited about becoming a recipient of one of the sculptures as part of the “Florida Keys Sculpture Trail.” The Florida Keys Council of the Arts has graciously agreed to allow Crane Point to become a participant[…]

Crane Point welcomes trail sculpture

Crane Point Hammock Museum and Nature Center, Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust is excited about becoming a recipient of one of the sculptures as part of the Florida Keys Sculpture Trail. The Florida Keys Council of the Arts has graciously agreed to allow Crane Point to become a participant[…]

Why not meritocracy?

The best of the innovations by The Key West Citizen is their Keys School Life page, which gives students a voice by printing their thoughts, concerns and opinions. The Dec. 10, 2019 edition had three opinion pieces written by three Key West High School students. One issue discussed by two[…]

Time for Margaritaville to be a good citizen

The Admiral’s Cut is a 45-foot watery gap between the Margaritaville property and the newly renovated (and wonderful) Key West Truman Waterfront Park. It desperately needs to be bridged. As a resident of the Truman Annex, I witness everyday the inconvenience, aggravation and pain caused by that gap. Tourists and[…]

Meeting changes hurt democracy

As the Washington Post reminds us, “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” It also dies when the democratic process is removed from its constituents. The current proposals to move meetings of the Key West City Commission to weekday daytimes and only meet once a month surely kills a portion of this important[…]

Opposes Chamber resolution on restoration plan

The Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors’ resolution opposing the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Restoration Blueprint is misguided. As a member organization of the chamber, we strongly oppose the resolution. It is unfortunate that the board did not consult with members in taking this position. It’s[…]

Chamber board against Sanctuary plans

The Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has authored a resolution opposing expansion of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS), calling the proposed regulation an “unnecessary measure that will have adverse impacts on residents, property owners, businesses, tourism and quality of life for all Keys residents.”[…]