Emergency rule: Students exposed to COVID no longer required to quarantine

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The Florida Department of Health has issued a new emergency rule declaring that parents now have a choice whether to quarantine a child who has been exposed...

WHILE WE WERE DEBATING MASKING, A 1/4 BILLION DOLLAR SCHOOL BUDGET QUIETLY PASSED

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The last school board meeting on Sept. 7 was almost four hours long, with three hours of it taken up with debating the finer points of whether...

New Upper Keys Center brings educational opportunities for students and community

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Roughly 100 community leaders stood on the second floor of the College of the Florida Keys new center in Key Largo on Thursday afternoon. With a glass...

BREAKING NEWS: KEY WEST & POLICE PREVAIL IN LAWSUIT OVER CHILD’S ARREST

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A federal judge this week ruled in favor of the city of Key West and three of its police officers in a lawsuit involving the arrest and...

LOCAL COMPANY PROTESTS SCHOOL DISTRICT’S STADIUM CONTRACT

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A local construction company is asking how the school district can award seven consecutive construction contracts to the same company when a state law requires them to...

BREAKING NEWS: SCHOOL BOARD GRANTS 7th STRAIGHT CONTRACT TO SAME COMPANY; QUESTIONS REMAIN

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And the stadium makes seven. Monroe County school board members on June 8 awarded Ajax Building Co. a seventh consecutive contract — this one at $15 million for...
EIGHT IS  ENOUGH - Graduation ceremony

TOWN RALLIES WITH $1 MILLION IN AWARDS FOR MHS GRADS

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It’s a long ceremony, but worth it. On May 25, Marathon High School seniors received $1,000,163 in scholarships and awards. The bulk of it is awarded via...

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN AWARDS 57 SCHOLARSHIPS TO KEYS STUDENTS

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It was 1998 when a man the community would come to know well spoke at a Key West luncheon at the Casa Marina Resort.  John Padget introduced a...

KEY WEST STUDENT CHOSEN AS 1 OF 50 ‘FREEDOM WRITERS’ WORLDWIDE

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When their struggles became stories, young writers became warriors. Remember the 2007 movie, “Freedom Writers,” with Hilary Swank as California teacher Erin Gruwell, who transformed a class of...

BREAKING NEWS: LOCAL TEEN ARRESTED FOR HAVING GUN ON SCHOOL BUS

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Key West Police Department reported the following about an incident that occurred Wednesday morning: On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Key West Police received information about a teen who...