LANDLORDS INCREASING MONTHLY TENANTS’ RENTS IN ISLAMORADA MUST GIVE 60-DAY NOTICE, PER NEW ORDINANCE

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Landlords who raise a monthly tenant’s rent by more than 5% must give more notice time, per an ordinance Islamorada council members approved on Aug. 4.  In June,...

123 HAITIAN MIGRANTS LAND IN MARATHON, FLORIDA

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On Aug. 8, the Florida Keys experienced its second large migrant landing in less than three days, as a large sailboat carrying a total of 123 Haitian...

KEY WEST BECOMES OFFICIAL COAST GUARD CITY

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“This is a big deal.”  That’s what Ron Demes, who coordinated Key West’s recent designation as a Coast Guard City, told city and military officials who helped plan...

KEY WEST VIETNAM VETERAN RECEIVES OVERDUE HONOR

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The “wrongs of the past were righted” on Monday morning, when Key West native Alvin Alce received his Purple Heart from the U.S. Army — 53 years...

KEY WEST BALLOT INCLUDES 7 REFERENDUMS

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Attention, Key West voters, have you looked at your ballot? Sample ballots are available online at keyselections.org. (Click on “Sample Ballot List” at the top of the...

KEY WEST WOMAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER & CHILD ABUSE

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A Key West woman was arrested Aug. 7 by Key West Police on charges of child abuse and attempted first-degree, premeditated murder. The suspect, Amber Pratt, 36,...

BOAT RAMP & BEACH PARKING FEES COMING SOON FOR MARATHON VISITORS

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Usage fees and parking fees for non-residents at Marathon’s public boat ramps and Sombrero Beach are about to become a reality … most likely. A push from councilwoman...

STATE REPRESENTATIVE RACE INCLUDES A HEATED REPUBLICAN PRIMARY & 2 DEMOCRAT HOPEFULS – 2022...

The race to represent the Florida Keys in the state House of Representatives includes two Democrats and three Republicans. Incumbent Republican Jim Mooney faces a challenge in the...

BOY LOSES PART OF LEG AFTER SHARK BITE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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A 10-year-old visitor to the Keys underwent surgery to amputate a portion of his leg after being bitten by a shark at Looe Key Reef on Aug....

THIS WEEKEND: GRAND OPENING SET FOR MARATHON’S ROTARY PARK

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The city of Marathon will hold a grand opening of the Marathon Rotary Park playground on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. Marathon families are encouraged to...