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Jim McCarthy believes in community reporting, giving back and life on the water. A workout fanatic, diver and a bogey-golfer, Jim loves chicken wings, Marvel movies and sports.

Village sticking with rolled-back rate, meaning no budget increase

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Islamorada’s tentative millage rate and a tentative budget show no increases for the next fiscal year. TRIM (truth-in-millage) notices sent out to property owners in...

Village race goes to Rosenthal with Davis’ passing, elections supervisor confirms

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Ballots are already printed with mail-in voting beginning in a week, but votes cast in one Islamorada Village Council race won’t be counted, due...
Forster named Mayor – Legalizing golf carts discussed - A man wearing a suit and tie - Business executive

Islamorada vice mayor, former DEA agent remembered

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He served the country and community in various capacities throughout his career. He remained open and accessible to the residents of Islamorada on any...

Ocean Studies students welcomed back to new school in Key Largo

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Just over 90 students at Ocean Studies Charter School transitioned from their virtual classrooms at home to desks and chairs inside a...

No funding currently for Key Largo road raising pilot project

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A pilot project aiming to address long-standing flood issues in one Key Largo community needs $7.1 million. Budget constraints due to COVID-19 and uncertainties...

Sculpture installations added to Florida Keys trail

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A trail featuring sculptures at sites along the Overseas Highway recently added a few “Fragments” in Islamorada’s Morada Way Arts & Cultural...

Key Largo School gym gets new look

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Students who are returning to the Key Largo School campus in less than a week are going to notice some changes in the classroom,...

Islamorada race sees two longtime residents vying for seat

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Challenges are across the board as 10 candidates vie for five seats on the dais in Islamorada, and one particular race welcomes two residents...

Islamorada Fire Rescue holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony

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Nineteen years later, we don’t forget. This year’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony held by the Islamorada Fire Rescue Department went virtual due to the ongoing...

College student charged after reportedly removing, taking photo with goliath grouper

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An 18-year-old college student was charged following an online tip that showed a picture of the male allegedly posing with a goliath grouper out...