‘Take Stock’ grads capped on May 19

The Monroe County Education Foundation will recognize the accomplishments and celebrate the graduation of its 58 Take Stock in Children senior scholars on Saturday, May 19, at...

County to create taxing district

Monroe County Commissioners got the ball rolling Wednesday to create a special taxing district in the Middle Keys, the proceeds of which will go to rebuilding Fishermen’s...

COUNTY STALLS ON ACCEPTING THE ‘1,300’

There’s potentially a boatload of affordable housing units coming from the state to Monroe County, discussed at a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners May 10...

METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE

Congratulations to long time resident Chip Kasper newly appointed Meteorologist-In-Charge at the NOAA/Florida Keys National Weather Service in Key West, Florida. The position was previously held by...

Visiting ‘Bomberos’ – Argentinian firefighters train in the Keys

Monroe County Fire Rescue (MCFR) is participating with firefighters from Argentina in an exchange program sponsored by Rotary International. Six volunteer firefighters from the Buenos Aires region spent...

Custody, Control & Care – National Correctional Officer Week is this week

National Correctional Officers and Employees Week runs through May 12. Each year, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office takes time to applaud the hard work, dedication, and commitment of...

Two sides to 1,300-unit coin

There’s potentially a boatload of affordable housing units coming from the state to Monroe County, discussed at an impromptu meeting of the Board of County Commissioners Thursday. But...

‘Hear our cry’ – Governor directs 1,300 housing units for Florida Keys

It’s often said issues in the Florida Keys can some way or another be drawn back to affordable housing – or a lack thereof.  Part of the problem...

SPEAK UP

“We are not adversaries. We want to help,” said Mandy Rodriguez of the Dolphin Research Center, flanked by three grandchildren who attend Stanley Switlik Elementary. “Please don’t...

One More

Five candidates are vying for the District 2 seat for Monroe County Commission. Debbie Halama, a Republican, is the latest to announce. The District 2 seat, being vacated...