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Sara Matthis

Sara Matthis
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Sara Matthis thinks community journalism is important, but not serious; likes weird and wonderful children (she has two); and occasionally tortures herself with sprint-distance triathlons, but only if she has a good chance of beating her sister.

RUMOR CONTROL

The Coast Guard is not “turning boats around” and “sending them back to Miami.” The Coast Guard is helping the FWC spread Gov. Ron...

What’s in the CARES Act for us?

The U.S. federal government passed a roughly $2 trillion coronavirus response bill on March 27. It’s intended to prop up U.S. workers, business and...
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CHI tests another 20 in Marathon

The Community Health Inc. clinic created its own drive through spot behind its facility at 2805 Overseas Highway in Marathon on Saturday, March 28....

More COVID-19 testing in Marathon on Saturday

On March 22, about 50 Monroe County residents made use of Community Health Inc.’s drive through COVID-19 site at Marathon Community Park. Of those,...

Travel on Overseas Highway restricted

Locals like to joke about “blowing the bridges” — an isolation technique much wished for during high season. Well, no one’s laughing anymore. Four things happened:...

CHI drive-through testing

Community Health Inc. hosted a drive-through testing site for COVID-19 at Marathon Community Park. Residents who wish to be tested need to pass several...

Have some fresh fish and some toilet paper

Panic grocery-buying is currently a widespread phenomenon in Florida and probably the whole country. But the Keys are uniquely positioned on this front —...

Clarifying Monroe County’s closure order

On March 19, Monroe County made the decision to close all hotels, campgrounds, short-term rentals and other lodging establishments as of Sunday, March 22...

Key Colony Beach sends ‘snowbirds’ home

Anyone renting for less than six months must leave Key Colony Beach (KCB) by noon on Tuesday, March 23. The council of the small...

Bob Eadie answers 6 questions

The most sensitive part of the COVID-19 conversation in the Florida Keys right now is the low number of tests being performed in the...