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Sanctuary holds info session, Q&A in Upper Keys

On Oct. 7, 230 local residents piled into the auditorium at Coral Shores High School to hear from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and ask questions...
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Forum gives candidates a chance to reveal platforms

On Oct. 11, the Marathon Weekly Newspaper and Marathon Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum for six candidates competing for three seats on the Marathon City Council....
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Revealed: Restoration Blueprint specifics for Middle Keys

On Sept. 30, staff from the Florida Keys National Wildlife Marine Sanctuary presented region-specific details of its Restoration Blueprint in the Marathon High School auditorium. The plan...
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Marathon crowd generates stack of questions for sanctuary staff

It wasn’t quite the standing-room-only crowd on Sept. 30 in Marathon High School’s auditorium, but the audience was substantial, to hear region-specific details about the National Marine...
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The Best of Marathon 2019 Winners in Pictures

Win, lose or tie, the Best of Marathon is a great community event for a good cause. Hosted by the Marathon Rotary Club and Weekly Newspapers, the...
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Community Comments on Sanctuary Blueprint

By Erin Stover Sickmen The conversation about the proposed blueprint has reached a fever pitch in Key West. The Keys are passionate about their waters — and rightly so....
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Dignitaries gather for Fishermen’s Hospital groundbreaking

On Sept. 20, hundreds came out to see 10 golden shovels throw the first spadefuls of dirt for the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital, set to cost $43.3...
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Deadline nears on lighthouse acquisition application

A deadline approaches as the federal government’s General Services Administration seeks applications from nonprofits and groups that want to preserve Keys lighthouses. The lighthouses — Alligator, Sombrero, American...
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An Account from the Ground – What is left behind after Dorian

By Paul Menta As told to Sarah Thomas  Editor’s Note: Paul Menta returned to Key West on Monday, Sept. 16  from his relief trip to the Bahamas with Robert...
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‘NEVER OUR INTENTION’ – Three preservation areas not just for Blue Star operators

The proposal by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary of three spots in the Keys as “limited use” for Blue Star Dive Operators only has caused a...