Monroe County News

#News: Citizens, Realtors attend vacation rental workshop

#News: Citizens, Realtors attend vacation rental workshop

Vacation rentals are becoming a contentious issue in Marathon. The crowd at the Marathon Fire House station filled the seats for the Wednesday workshop with the Marathon City Council. Many of the spectators were disgruntled that it will be difficult to make meaningful changes to Marathon’s ordinance without running afoul of the state. Currently, Marathon’s […]

#News: Marathon pays $2.35 million to settle lawsuit

#News: Marathon pays $2.35 million to settle lawsuit

The City of Marathon has agreed to pay Globetec $2.35 million over a lawsuit filed in 2012 relating to the city’s early efforts to sewer. In addition, co-defendant Weiler Engineering and the Wieler’s city liaison, Edward Castle, will pay $650,000. The agreement was made in October and approved without discussion on the consent agenda at […]

#News: Florida Keys’ Key Lime Pie Truck Rolls Through Canada Region

#News: Florida Keys’ Key Lime Pie Truck Rolls Through Canada Region

More than 3,000 slices of Key lime pie were sampled by Canadians as the Florida Keys Key Lime Food Truck wrapped up a five-day trek on the streets of Toronto and Hamilton Friday (Nov. 29) afternoon. The promotion was funded by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. During the week, temperatures averaged in the 30s […]

#News: Annual “SMART Ride” may cause traffic slow downs

#News: Annual “SMART Ride” may cause traffic slow downs

The Annual “SMART Ride” bicycle fundraising event will be taking place this coming weekend. Approximately 450 bike riders will travel southbound from Miami to Key West beginning on November 14th at 6:30 a.m. They will travel as far as Hawk’s Cay the first day. They will then travel on November 15th from Hawk’s Cay to […]

#VOTE: Election Results Are In!

#VOTE: Election Results Are In!

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS Carlos Curbelo (REP)     51.5% Joe Garcia (DEM)           48.5% GOVERNOR  Rick Scott (REP) 49% Charlie Crist (DEM) 47% ATTORNEY GENERAL Pam Bondi (REP)             52.23% George Sheldon (DEM)  44.63% Bill Wohlsifer (LPF)       3.13% CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Jeff Atwater (REP)       […]

#News: Marathon breaks ground on ‘Port of Entry’

#News: Marathon breaks ground on ‘Port of Entry’

Monroe County Commissioner David Rice presided over the “ground breaking” at Marathon Airport’s new Port of Entry offices. Although the silver and gold sledgehammers were purely ceremonial, all the dignitaries that helped make the project a reality spoke of the real work involved in getting the project this far. “We’ve been talking about this for […]

#News: Monroe County may process yard waste differently

#News: Monroe County may process yard waste differently

Monroe County recently put a proposal together for yard waste processing and two companies — Waste Management and Energy 3 — came back with bids and radically different methods for recycling the organic waste. The county currently pays $85.20/ton to Waste Management to haul the yardwaste to a facility in Broward County, but the contract […]

Bull’s reveals plan for Marathon makeover – Seeks to improve U.S.1 corridor with a variety of projects

Bull’s reveals plan for Marathon makeover – Seeks to improve U.S.1 corridor with a variety of projects

Marathon Vice Mayor Chris Bull has been putting the finishing touches on a initative to improve the city’s “main street” look. “The city has been focused on infrastructure like stormwater and wastewater infrastructure, and rightfully so,” Bull said. “But the time has come to invest in our ‘living brochure’ — our U.S.1 corridor.” Dubbed the […]

Locals honor who and what makes this city great

Locals honor who and what makes this city great

***See the Winners Here*** The Best of Marathon awards banquet was a sell out affair at the Key Colony Beach City Hall last weekend. One hundred and fifty citizens took their seats at the tables and many more were crowded around tall cocktail tables for the event that celebrates what’s best about Marathon. All of […]