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Environmental legislation misses the point

In a recent Key West Citizen jeer to the City of Key West, the editors poked at the City for attempting to outlaw plastics and to make the City a plastic-free zone. At least one resident believes this is unfair to the City officials and circulated several photos showing cans,[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To all three Keys high school football teams as Coral Shores, Marathon and Key West all opened their seasons with exhibition tilts this week. We love our football in the Keys and these teams have a way of bringing everyone together, whether in the stands or around the watercooler. Jeers[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To those who display or allow to be displayed the dozens of vinyl banners at various locations in Key West. Between the dog park on White Street, the ballpark fences and even residential properties, these often-outdated banners are visual eyesores. In addition, these signs on city fences are in[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the USS Billings, the massive 389-foot Naval vessel and its arrival in Key West. This brand new littoral combat ship recently docked in the Southernmost City and is being officially commissioned Saturday. What an impressive display of U.S. Naval and military technology! Jeers: To the Stoney Coral Tissue[…]

Card Sound Road is very far from sound

When it comes to traffic safety, U.S. 1 generally garners most of Monroe County’s attention, which stands to reason since this is our primary and most well-traveled roadway. Much work has been done on U.S. 1, even since Hurricane Irma, to pave badly needed stretches and to lower speed limits[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Kino Sandals, who has been manufacturing hand cut footwear in their sandal factory at the corner of Greene and Fitzpatrick streets in Key West since 1966. They were recently chosen by the White House as one of the top three Made in America businesses nationwide for their quality[…]

Lobster mini-season has arrived. Let’s all (gulp) rejoice

We’ll go out on a limb here and say those of you reading this column are most likely not the ones who will be pillaging and plundering our reefs and waterways these next two days. It’s a guess, but probably a pretty good one. No, the ones who should be[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Virginia Panico, who announced her retirement last week, ending a 29-year run as executive vice president of the Key West Chamber of Commerce. Those who know Virginia — and who doesn’t – regard her as a tenacious advocate for Key West. She demonstrated passion and energy throughout her[…]

Cheer and Jeers

Cheers: To Billy Davis and the Idle Hands summer jobs program for their efforts finding 20 Key West High School students gainful employment this summer. Davis heads A Positive Step, a Monroe County youth improvement and diversion program, for kids who have been in trouble with the law or are[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To state Sen. Ben Albritton and Gov. Ron DeSantis for approving Bill 1159, the final Private Property Rights bill, which was opposed by the City of Key West. This bill places fewer restrictions for removing trees in the Keys and undermines the extensive efforts of the city’s Tree Commission.[…]