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Steve Cook announces candidacy for Marathon City Council

Steve Cook announces candidacy for Marathon City Council

Marathon resident and businessman Steve Cook is running for Marathon City Council. “There is a lot of good happening in town right now,” Cook said. “I want to help strike a balance between the tourism industry and our community. We need to figure out how to make ‘us’ and ‘them’ into ’we.’” Since moving to […]

Teens host town hall meeting

Teens host town hall meeting

Wanted: teen center, transportation About 50 people, students and involved community members, came together to discuss ideas for the future of Key West’s teenagers at Key West High School’s library last Wednesday. Hosted by Keys To Be The Change and Department of Juvenile Justice, a committee of students and involved adults, including State Attorney Catherine […]

Marathon Council reprimands Planning Commissioner over advertisement

Marathon Council reprimands Planning Commissioner over advertisement

Marathon Mayor Mark Senmartin called on Councilwoman Michelle Coldiron to remove Planning Commissioner Lott Pansky on Tuesday. Pansky paid for a full-page advertisement published in the Marathon Weekly on April 8 in support of Coldiron’s plan to pass a resolution that would not allow for any “new” hotel development until current projects are completed. The […]

A conversation with Dr. Aydin Atilla, ER Director at LKMC

A conversation with Dr. Aydin Atilla, ER Director at LKMC

Key West doctor defends health care at Lower Keys Medical Last month, at a contentious district hospital board meeting, Dr. Aydin Atilla, medical director of the Lower Keys Medical Center Emergency Room, was thrust into the spotlight and challenged on the care being provided in the ER. At the meeting, a handful of individuals asserted […]

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 […]