THIRD BIRD

THIRD BIRD

The Trauma Star air ambulance service in the Keys has a third helicopter. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday received the third copter for the service, a joint effort with Monroe County Fire Rescue. This machine will be stationed at the Lower Keys Medical Center. The other two are based at the Marathon airport. […]

Overseas Toll 1938-1954

Overseas Toll 1938-1954

What’s old is new again By Hays Blinckmann & Sara Matthis Monroe County, the City of Marathon and the Village of Islamorada have signed off on a resolution to explore the idea of a toll on Overseas Highway. It wouldn’t be the first time. From 1938 to 1954, Overseas Highway was officially called the “Overseas […]

Solar: Here comes the sun

Solar: Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun DECK: FKEC offers loans for solar systems Florida Keys Electric Cooperative has introduced a solar loan program for customers in the Middle and Upper Keys. The loans, up to $20,000, are for qualified electric customers to buy and install grid-tied systems capable of sending energy back to the utility, or battery […]

BRAZEN THIEVERY

BRAZEN THIEVERY

What happens to the confiscated lobster? If it is found in the possession of a commercial fisherman who has followed proper handling, it is sold to a fish house and the money is held in escrow pending the outcome of the trial. If it’s been in the hands of amateur lobsters, who most likely don’t […]

‘I’m gonna rock your world’

‘I’m gonna rock your world’

The Key West event featuring Jim Knight on Wednesday, June 28 at 4 p.m. will also include an expo featuring top products and services for the hospitality industry and businesses in general. Tickets are $52 in advance and $75 at the door. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lynne Hernandez at 305-710-3962 or email [email protected] […]

Schools, tourism get boost

Schools, tourism get boost

Special session for our state senator While new to Keys voters, Sen. Anitere Flores is not new to Tallahassee. She first spent six years in the House in Tallahassee, elected in 2004, before putting in another six years in the Senate. When district lines were redrawn in 2015, she became the Keys’ representative of District […]

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