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Michelle Coldiron files for seat

Coldiron seeks county seat

Marathon Mayor Michelle Coldiron filed papers Monday to seek a seat on the Monroe County Commission. She will campaign for the District 2 seat currently held by...
FIRM

Insurance Rate FREEZE

Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) was the only grassroots entity mentioned in the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s (OIR) order filed on Dec. 6. The order...

Governor Reappoints Two to FKCC Board of Trustees

Florida Governor Rick Scott recently announced the reappointment of Stephanie Scuderi and Sheldon Suga to the District Board of Trustees of Florida Keys Community College.  Scuderi, of...

Monday Morning Quarterbacking: Leaders review Irma response

From Key Largo to Key West, local officials made preparations for Hurricane Irma and, after the storm, started working on recovery. Here, the Weekly talks with Key...

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...

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...

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...

County fortifies vacation rental enforcement

To handle the growing number of vacation rental law violators, Monroe County “rented” a software license for one year. At a cost of $97,238, Host Compliance will...

Keys to Beaver: Drop Dead

Keys LEO refuses to support medical examiner’s bid for second term The Medical Examiners Commission, a panel of nine professionals, voted Wednesday not to recommend Dr. Thomas Beaver...

Horse finds new shelter; manatee returned to the water

In the next week, two special animals are taking up residence in the Florida Keys. A manatee, dubbed Key3PO, will swim freely in Keys waters. A horse,...