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Jim McCarthy

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.

Keys get funding; Key West cruise ship vote overturned

Legislative session in Tallahassee yielded millions of dollars for vital programs and projects in the Florida Keys. It also saw insertion of language to overturn a Key West vote...

VILLAGE MOVES FORWARD ON WORKFORCE HOUSING

Property purchases for workforce housing in Islamorada and a rezoning for employee housing at the Florida Sea Base were among items receiving unanimous approval during the village council’s April...

LOCAL MASK MANDATE ENDS, PER PAIR OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Mask-wearing mandates and other local government COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and individuals in Florida are no longer in effect, per a pair of executive orders signed by Gov. Ron...

COMMISSIONER DELVES INTO LIBRARY PAYROLL

What began as a request for the Key Largo Library payroll from last year — when the COVID-19 pandemic began — quickly morphed into a bigger question for County...

LOCAL MASK MANDATE ENDS, PER PAIR OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Mask-wearing mandates and other local government COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and individuals in Florida are no longer in effect, per a pair of executive orders signed by Gov. Ron...

ARMY CORPS: HOME ELEVATIONS AND FLOODPROOFING WILL COST $2.6 BILLION

A study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) nears completion as various governments confront coastal storm and flood vulnerability in the Florida Keys. With recommendations for shoreline stabilization...