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No hurricane shelters will open in Florida Keys

No hurricane shelters will open in Florida Keys

The City of Marathon and Monroe County have declared a state of local emergency The City of Marathon has activated its Emergency Operations Center at City Hall. Monroe County has also activated its Emergency Operations Center in the Marathon Government Building. Both are being staffed during regular business hours and will move to 24-coverage as […]

Pressure builds over Hawk Missile site

Pressure builds over Hawk Missile site

Advocates hope for recreational fields Contrary to previous reports, the idea of renovating the Hawk Missile Site into recreational fields is not dead in the water. Although Commissioner Billy Wardlow called the potential $4.9 million project “too far out of reach” at the last city commission meeting, parents and advocates for more recreational fields are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paving Paradise?

Paving Paradise?

Workshop Thursday, June 1 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Waterfront Brewery Something of this magnitude, has to have community input.” — Key West Commissioner Sam Kaufman. Commission considers garages, traffic in Old Town   It seems rather antithetical to the city’s mission to go “Car Free” and then potentially build parking garages in Old Town. The new […]

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