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Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy
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Jim McCarthy, a Western New York native, is a gym rat who can’t get his nutrition in line, a golfer who can’t find the green and a neat freak who can’t let anything be out of order. Xbox and movies are his downtime loves.

County and cities discuss pay policies during COVID-19 crisis

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Monroe County employees currently at home with no available work could be furloughed, while others could be partially laid off, as officials...

Rapid tests slowly trickling into hospitals

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After a slow start, coronavirus testing over the past two weeks is ramping up, with more than 143,700 tested in Florida and just over...

Hundreds of fake re-entry stickers nabbed at checkpoints

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A vehicle approached the checkpoint in Key Largo on Saturday, waiting for entry through with its yellow, Upper Keys re-entry sticker. On first glance,...

County still sifting through ‘Safer At Home’ order

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Monroe County and municipalities continue to sift through Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order, which urges residents to stay home and limit their activities to...

DeSantis eyes fixes to unemployment jam

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In 2019, the state of Florida handled and processed 307,000 unemployment claims. Just the last two weeks alone, just over 348,500 claims filed in. As...

First COVID-19-related death reported, 38 positive cases

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Monroe County reported its first COVID-19-related death Thursday evening. Per the Florida Health Department, the patient was a 55-year-old male who had an underlying...

Moose, S.O.S team up to hand out groceries

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Groceries were handed out for the greater good on Thursday in front of the Islamorada Moose Lodge. Teaming up with The SOS Foundation, members...

Three new cases bring count to 33

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Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Florida Health Department in its latest report on the morning of April 2, bringing the...

Keys gets almost 10,000 pounds in meats from Cargill donation

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Several local restaurants are stepping up to support the cause by offering meals to those who’ve been affected by closures from the coronavirus. On...

Statewide “safer-at-home” order issued

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Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a statewide "safer-at-home" order, limiting Floridians’ movement and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary to obtain or...