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‘It could have been worse’

Top meteorologists weigh in after Irma Willie Drye spent Hurricane Irma live blogging on the National Geographic website. Drye is the author of the definitive book about Keys...

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...

It’s the little things, and the big things

Woman raises thousands for Irma supplies More than 50 bottles of bleach, gloves, masks, and cases of garbage bags, 32 garbage cans, 10 tarps, shovels, extension cords, six...

Marathon’s Faro Blanco houses the needy

Ninety percent of guests are displaced locals It’s a good thing 79-year-old Carl Redfern didn’t stay in his Galway Bay trailer in Marathon like he had planned. After...

Shel Silverstein’s home destroyed

“Once there was a tree,” wrote Shel Silverstein in his 1964 book “The Giving Tree,” one of the top-selling children’s books of all time. Ironically, a tree...

8 things to do before the tourists come back

After getting the word from Monroe County and municipal officials that visitors can return to the Florida Keys Oct. 1 following initial recovery from Hurricane Irma, the...

Local rides out the storm on his boat.

Robert “Bob” Keyt almost said goodbye to The Last Farewell. His 38-foot Downeaster was docked at Pancho’s Marina and Fuel Dock during Hurricane Irma. During the storm,...
Fishermen's Hospital committed to rebuilding in Marathon.

Fishermen’s field hospital opened Sept. 26

A temporary field hospital is open in Fishermen's parking lot in Marathon.   Fishermen’s Hospital will be rebuilt, representatives say.   That’s the message from Baptist Health South Florida about Fishermen’s...

WHAT’S NEXT? Thoughts on Irma, 10 days after

From the third floor of my ringside seat for Irma, the palm tree outside the balcony swayed like a boxer who had gone limp, its head hunched...