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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To veteran educator and Key West High School graduate Christina McPherson, who was selected this week to be the next principal of Key West High School. By all accounts, McPherson is eminently qualified and emerged from a pool of well-rounded candidates for the job. Our educators and shapers of[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To Brandon Joseph Mims, the accused Key West graffiti vandal who was long sought after by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Mims is known for spray-painting the name “Cyne” all over the Lower Keys and Key West for the last several years, including Naval Air Station Key West, and[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To the Key West City Commissioners for believing we need yet one more traffic study to either reveal nothing or exactly what we already suspect regarding the impact of scooters and all e-bikes within the city limits. The commission voted Wednesday to place a six-month moratorium on issuing new[…]

Community weighs in on affordable housing

Last week, there was a post in Citizen’s Voice that elicited many responses to a question posed on social media about the challenges we face with developing enough workforce and affordable housing to meet the needs of the community. It was so revealing, we decided to share some of the[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To all the Girl Scouts who are camped strategically throughout the Keys, expertly selling their delicious wares! Cookies bring a smile to almost anyone’s face, and the fact these young ladies and their parents are so enthusiastic during this one annual fundraiser is commendable. Not to mention the fact[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the Audubon Society of the Florida Keys and their annual Christmas bird count. This nationwide bird census, which is now in its 120th year, provides pivotal data on trends and migratory patterns of our bird populations and the Florida Keys are an important component of this eco-environment. In[…]

Single-use plastics debate rages throughout cities, county

Every time the single-use plastics debate emerges, you’d think it was the most vital issue on the planet. Forget about world hunger or global warming, single-use plastics are apparently the ultimate threat to our world. Now before all the environmentalists pile on like a rugby scrum, know that the protection[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To “From the Top,” the nationally-distributed NPR program and podcast that celebrates the voices and talents of America’s brightest young classical musicians, which will conduct its next live recording event at the Tennessee Williams Theatre at the College of the Florida Keys on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m.[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the Key West Literary Seminar for hosting its 38th annual gathering of the world’s most esteemed writers — along with their avid readers. This year, authors include Billy Collins, Geoff Dyer and Joyce Carol Oates, among many others. KWLS helps keep Key West current and important — and[…]

Random musings from around the Keys

The Key West Citizen staff moved into our new office space on Flagler Avenue in Habana Plaza over the past two weeks. On U.S. 1 Radio a couple of weeks back, I referred to moving as a “heinous’ undertaking.” While the word heinous is generally reserved for episodes of “Law[…]