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Letters To The Editor

Praises fire department, captain

On Saturday, March 31, I glanced out my living room window to see flames leaping 8 feet high in the Australian pines in my back yard, not 15 feet from my home. I grabbed my dog and phone and ran outside. As I ran toward the back yard, I met three men who had come running when they[…]

Points to consider about amphitheater

Just a point to consider about the original suggested six events allowed per year at the amphitheater: It was my understanding that the number of events was governed in part by consideration of neighborhoods in close proximity to the amphitheater because of possible excessive noise from the music. However, due to the design and positioning[…]

TDC: Brick-and-mortar money to advertising

Mayor Rice, Hoping this correspondence finds you well. I would like to ask for your support on April 19 when you and your colleagues vote on the TDC’s request to move percentages of money from each DAC’s brick and mortar funds into advertising. This “one-time” request is due to the shortfall in bed tax collections[…]

Injustice must be confronted by determination

No one likes to be scammed. When it involves our livelihood, it is impossible to bear. There is a gravel parking lot, across from the firehouse city lot, posing, it seems, as an extension/annex to the city lot. Well, that is what tourist and locals alike think. The signage is the same, it looks the[…]

Monroe County and FEMA

I found the story in Tuesday’s Citizen very interesting. Apparently, various county and city officials are upset about how slow FEMA is in compensating them for the costs they incurred from Hurricane Irma. Oddly enough, those same officials have been strangely quiet when it comes to the residents who lost much, if not all, from[…]

Let’s not leave cemetery in God’s hands

  Dear Editor, When was the last time city officials, overseers and tour guides in the one-quarter of our historic cemetery paid a visit to the other three-quarters of the property, which has been in deplorable condition for years? Heads should be hung in shame. While historic headstones have been refurbished in the one-quarter section,[…]

Justice for Shannon

Parents should not have to endure the murder of their daughter. Shannon Melendi was South Florida’s daughter in many ways. Will you sign the petition to help keep her convicted killer behind bars? Shannon represented the potential we see in every child born into this community. Her achievements are the successes of which we tell[…]

NC students wants to know about Florida

Hello! I am a fourth-grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we research a state for our State Fair, and I have chosen your state. I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Florida as I work on my report. While we will research most of the information ourselves, we also[…]

Key West should take pride in its rankings

I read where The Citizen’s editorial last Saturday had this to relate about our island.  On Line Traveler said, “We, as a tourist destination, are overpriced, overcrowded and overrated. Whatever attraction Key West once had has been washed away by huge crowds of people who have bought into the idea that this is a unique[…]

FKSPCA Spring Social raises $116K

The FKSPCA staff and board want to send our heartfelt appreciation to the vendors, donors, volunteers and each participant who contributed to the success of our 11th annual Spring Social event March 23. Each one of you made this event a night to remember and we can’t thank you enough. Because of your generosity, we[…]

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