Monroe County News

News of Turkey Point leak rocks Keys

Drinking water is safe for now; experts worry about Biscayne Bay Wednesday’s news of radiation contamination emanating from the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant leaking into Biscayne Bay...

Raschein files bill that would generate $250m for the Keys

Florida Representative Holly Raschein has filed legislation to create the Florida Keys Stewardship Act. House Bill 447 seeks to invest $25 million per year for 10 years...

New airport director arrives in Marathon

Thomas “T.J.” Henderson has a bachelors degree in aviation management from Auburn University and a masters in business administration from Pepperdine. Plus, he has 11 years of...

#News: Country club development gets working capital

Florida Keys Country Club, formerly Sombrero Beach Country Club, has a backer. Index Investment Group has formed a partnership with Peter Rosasco and Bob Leef to enhance...

#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...

#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,...

#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...

#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...

#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)        ...

#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,...