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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: to all of the candidates interviewed this week by members of the Citizen editorial board. We appreciate everyone’s time and willingness to be questioned to ensure that voters are informed going to the polls on Aug. 28. Jeers: to the candidates who are ignoring election rules regarding sign placement. Signs cannot be put on[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: to those making the case for ridding the Keys of lobster mini-season. It’s an admirable fight against a formidable foe — the tourist dollar — and unless the legislature bans it, it’s likely to stay for years to come. But kudos to those who are making their opinions heard. Jeers: to those who continue[…]

Cheers and Jeers: July 21

Jeers: to the Monroe County governments who are proposing raises for employees this year.Most received excessive amounts of overtime pay for Hurricane Irma, and excluding the first responders, should not even be considered for raises this year. The Keys are struggling. Businesses have closed, many residents havemoved away due to the lack of affordability and[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: to the Monroe County governments who are proposing raises for employees this year.Most received excessive amounts of overtime pay for Hurricane Irma, and excluding the first responders, should not even be considered for raises this year. The Keys are struggling. Businesses have closed, many residents havemoved away due to the lack of affordability and[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: to Reef Relief’s annual Coral Camp for children. Each of the weeklong sessions includes educational and fun activities to teach children about the environment. With hands-on learning and field trips to the coral reef, the camp provides an invaluable service in helping children understand the impact of their actions on our future environment Jeers:[…]

Cheers and Jeers: July 7

Cheers: to Monroe County Schools for earning an “A” grade this year, despite facing numerous challenges following Hurricane Irma. The teachers, staff, students and administration worked hard to once again be A-rated, and it speaks volumes about our excellent school system. Cheers: to the rescuers in Thailand for finding the 12 children and their coach[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: to Sheriff Rick Ramsey and the Trauma Star team. The service is running well and in the black. The residents of Monroe County are very grateful for this service, which is professionally staffed and maintained. With the number of traffic accidents here in the Keys, Trauma Star is also called upon frequently to take[…]

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: to all of the candidates who qualified to run for local office this election year. It takes a lot of intestinal fortitude to put yourself on public display and defend your beliefs and positions. We are very fortunate to have choices between candidates, unlike many areas of our world where you get no choice[…]