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Keys pass annual review with flying colors

Keys pass annual review with flying colors

Various Monroe County representatives traveled to Tallahassee recently to present the Keys annual report to the Department of Economic Opportunity, the Governor and the Cabinet. “The Cabinet meeting was a tremendous success our report was extremely favorable and shows the local communities are doing their part; sending a very positive message to the state,” said […]

News of Turkey Point leak rocks Keys

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 alarmed Florida Keys citizens on every level. First, the Keys drinking water comes from the same neighborhood as the plant. Second, the affect to the fishery — […]

Marathon/Monroe County digest housing study

Marathon/Monroe County digest housing study

Chairman: 90 days to recommendations for Marathon council Marathon’s affordable housing task force is in possession of the final draft of the housing study it commissioned. It appears to generate more questions than it answers. “It’s a good baseline document. What’s missing is what we want to do policy-wise to address these issues. And there […]

City puts the brakes on rushed bid

City puts the brakes on rushed bid

Health Department may have to find temporary quarters After a brief hiatus, the Key West City Commission reconvened this past Tuesday with an agenda full of proclamations, commendations and resolutions. All in all, 36 items were included on the agenda, which kept Commissioners and spectators at Old City Hall past 10 p.m. (Ahem.) City withdraws […]

Commission inks ‘trolley’ ordinance

Commission inks ‘trolley’ ordinance

Measure discourages stock piling of unused vehicles in the city Key West City Commissioners met for a second reading this past Wednesday and needed less than two hours to approve changes to ordinances governing sightseeing companies in Key West — most notably Historic Tours of America and City View. The first reading took place in […]

Marathon Election Results

Marathon Election Results

The votes have been tallied. Mark Senmartin and Michelle Coldiron have received the most votes in the election for Marathon City Council. Incumbent and Vice Mayor Mike Senmartin is a small businessman and has been elected to his second term. In 2013, he received 1,401 votes defeating incumbent and former Mayor Pete Worthington. Political newcomer […]

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

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 into the Florida Keys’ most significant environmental needs including water projects and land acquisition. “We need a framework to move forward with our water policy, wastewater policy, canal […]

Shooting suspect in custody

Shooting suspect in custody

Photo of shooting suspect Timothy Thomas. The man who shot a deputy Saturday night on Stock Island is in custody. He was arrested at a home on Von Phister Street in Key West this afternoon. The deputy was wearing a bullet proof vest which stopped the bullet. He was slightly injured from the impact but […]

Marathon receives preliminary report on workforce affordable housing needs

Marathon receives preliminary report on workforce affordable housing needs

The City of Marathon has received a draft report on its workforce and affordable housing needs. The paper, authored by the Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center, was issued earlier this week and city officials are busy pouring over the details. “I want to make sure the underlying data supports the conclusions,” said Josh Mothner, chair […]