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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To those who constantly complain about the noise from the U.S. Navy jets training over Stock Island and Rockland Key. In most cases, the Navy was here long before you, they advise the public in advance when they will be training, you knew they performed these exercises when you[…]

Minimum wage increase runs counter to inherent problems

We reported recently that a petition drive to ask voters to gradually increase Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour has enough signatures to make the November 2020 ballot. The Department of State ballot has gathered slightly more than the 766,200 registered voter signatures needed to get a proposed constitutional[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To the parents who continue to trample and disregard the Monroe County School District’s lunch program. This has been going on far too long. Now the district, in its quest to find an equitable alternative to children going without, is considering serving a reimbursable alternate meal or potentially taking[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: For the Veteran’s Day parade in Key West, as well as others in the Keys. This is special tradition in the Keys and allows us to all recognize the sacrifice and dedication of all men and women who have served. It was particularly poignant to see hundreds of children[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Key West City Commissioner Sam Kaufman, who is taking an active role when it comes to promoting green energy. Kaufman has sponsored a resolution calling on the city to include a solar component in future city building projects. Perhaps more importantly, he is also keeping the important landfill[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Key West, as our little town outdid herself on Saturday. A significant group of opera lovers enjoyed Manon Lescaut, the Metropolitan Opera’s first live broadcast of the season at the restored Regal Theater. And since it ended by 5 p.m., people had time to hustle into place for[…]

Marathon City Council candidate recommendations

The Key West Citizen is recommending candidates to be elected to the Marathon City Council on Nov. 5. Six candidates are vying for three seats, with the top three vote-getters earning three-year terms. Our recommendations are based on personal interviews with the candidates as well as their recent public statements.[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To the later starting time of Zombie Bike Ride. It is noteworthy that there was such a large turnout and this has grown into a major event enjoyed by both children and adults, while being challenging logistically. But a half-hour later starting time meant much of the ride was[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the Monroe County Fire Department and the “topping off” ceremony held last week at the station grounds on Cudjoe Key. A topping off celebrates the completion of the roof structure or the highest point on the building. This new station, with an expected completion date before the end[…]