The Weekly Editorial

The ‘real’ incentive: a closer look at Peary Court

The ‘real’ incentive: a closer look at Peary Court

and other affordable housing deals It came and went as fast as no-see-um bite on your ankle. After a year of Peary Court debates, proposed inspections and a failed referendum, the Key West City Commission approved $12.5 million of County Land Authority funds to be handed over to a private corporation, the Cornfeld Group. And […]

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Once impending fatherhood is leaked publicly, the standard response is, “Your life is going to change.” It’s an abstract statement that carries as much weight as when a nosy middle-aged family friend explains to a recent high school graduate, “Those were the best years of your life.” Although high school is fun, standardized testing and […]

More Than Pickle Salt

More Than Pickle Salt

Daffy Doug’s celebrates 2nd Anniversary On May 23, 2009 the grand opening of a discount dollar store ushered in a new era of retail in the Middle Keys. Only two years ago, the remote fishing village relied on places like Kmart, Beall’s, Radio Shack and Publix for essential supplies. Even with the advent of the […]

Another Bum?

Another Bum?

I’m mourning the passing of a friend that I did not know very well, and yet when I reflect upon our conversations, I realize that perhaps we knew each other better that I thought. He was a homeless man who basically lived at Wickers Field and hung out at the softball field. I am angry […]

The Weekly Editoral: Less Lighting & Pigeon Key Art

The Weekly Editoral: Less Lighting & Pigeon Key Art

Less lighting the beginning of a brighter future This past Tuesday, Marathon’s City Council had a simple request for the Department of Transportation. “Please dim the lights.” The measure fits perfectly with the new governor’s promise to trim state government and should be considered the first step in making Marathon more than just a thoroughfare […]

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