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County launches vessel turn-in program

County launches vessel turn-in program

Monroe County’s Marine Resources Office, in coordination with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will accept applications through Aug. 18 for its new Vessel Turn-in Program (VTIP). The federally funded pilot program is for vessel owners who cannot afford to properly dispose of end-of-life boats that are anchored in Florida Keys waters. The VTIP […]

No bite = no malaria

No bite = no malaria

Local Rotarian helps The Mosquitero project   Mosquitos are a worldwide problem and some nations do not have the means or the science to fight them effectively like the Keys. Thanks to the Rotary Club’s Mosquitero Project, volunteers are going global with a uniquely designed net to help stave off the devastating effects such as […]

6 BIG WINS in state legislature

6 BIG WINS in state legislature

Rep. Holly Raschein breaks it down State representative Holly Raschein said she is happy the legislative season is over and be back home in the Keys. She can hang her hat on some great successes that will be affecting Monroe County soon in a positive way. Raschein has one more year as a junior Representative […]

Team Depot helps local veterans

Team Depot helps local veterans

Seeing Clearly In a stilted Big Pine Key house, disabled Army Veteran Donald Pereau’s windows needed some help. “It’s tough not knowing when storms are coming and having to worry about how the windows will get shuttered and un-shuttered,” he said. That’s when Team Depot, the Marathon Home Depot store volunteers, stepped up to help […]

Officials say screwworm gone

Officials say screwworm gone

 I don’t expect to see another case.” —    Dr. John B. Welch, USDA Officials will continue to treat disease for 120 more days In an abundance of caution, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced Thursday that a team of federal, state and local partners will continue to release sterilized flies for two more life […]

Opinion: The People’s Amphitheater

Opinion: The People’s Amphitheater

The idea of an amphitheater as a component of the Truman Waterfront Park has been in place since the original Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRACC) Plan approved in 1998. On May 1, 1999 (Resolution 99-151) the city voted to apply to the U.S. Department of Interior for a public benefit conveyance, which included backup […]

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