Three Miami men were arrested in Marathon Tuesday after an alert neighbor saw them stealing a pump jack from a home on 91st Street. The neighbor called the Sheriff’s Office at 2 p.m. to report seeing the three men picking coconuts. He saw them move a pump jack, and then, when they drove away, he noticed […]
Florida Keys Community College’s Institute for Public Safety will celebrate the completion of Basic Law Enforcement Academy #41 with a graduation ceremony on Friday, July 1 at 6:30p.m. at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo. Seven students successfully completed the 770-hour training program and upon passing the state certification exam, […]
Fishermen’s Hospital CEO Kim Bassett once said during a county hurricane preparation conference that she was “just a nurse trying to run a hospital.” Next Thursday, she will bid the Middle Keys community farewell when Quorum Health Resources, Inc. officially assumes management of the facility.
Beautification line item delayed until budget hearings Marathon councilman Dick Ramsay, who also serves as the city’s liaison with the Monroe County Airport Authority, said that were the issue of recruiting commercial service into Marathon airport added to this November’s election ballot as a referendum item, residents would overwhelmingly support the idea. But without a […]
Organization celebrates 20th Anniversary At this past Wednesday’s County Commission meeting, Mayor Heather Carruthers (Class XI), and her fellow commissioners congratulated Leadership Monroe County on its twentieth anniversary and commended the organization “for their outstanding efforts to improve our community through education and information exchange.” Among those receiving the proclamation were Mayor Pro Tem David […]
Launch early campaigns for constitutional office Nearly 17 months before 2012 General Election a pair of Key West public servants have publicly announced their intention to run for Monroe County Supervisor of Elections. Harry Sawyer, who has held the office since 1988, has stated that he does not plan to seek a seventh term. His […]
Cafe donates extra organic produce Frustrated by fuel surcharges and continually increasing delivery fees, Food for Thought owner Ellin Meade bit the bullet and bought herself a truck. In order to make up for rising fuel costs, Meade said several of her distributors had tacked on additional costs to her bill for transporting produce from […]
John Riegor, of Duck Key, Florida and owner of Turn Key Marine, passed away unexpectedly on June 9 at the age of 51. He leaves behind his beloved wife and best friend of 18 years, Sandy and their faithful dog, Boo. John graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1983 with a BS degree in […]
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Man arrested for lobster violation A 66 year old Fort Myers man got into a confrontation with a woman over spearing lobsters at a Grassy Key trailer park Sunday night. The manager of Jolly Roger Trailer Park spotted Tim Branauer standing on the seawall at the trailer park spearing lobster at about 9:30 pm. When she […]