BOCC discusses traffic, hurricane evacuation, ROGOs and how it’s all connected

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At their July meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed at length many of the concerns that continue to loom over the future development of the...
debris cleanup in Marathon

‘By the end of next week’

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According to Renato Marrero of the Florida Department of Transportation, the debris hauling contractor will be finished clearing debris out of the right of way by the...
Remains of Irma: Canal Cleanup Nears Completion - A boat is docked next to a body of water - Florida Keys

Remains of Irma: Canal Cleanup Nears Completion

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A government project that’s under budget and scheduled to be completed a month or more ahead of time? Yes.  Monroe County’s project to clean up canals clogged with...

AFTER ETA: OFFICIALS SURVEY STORM DAMAGE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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On Monday morning, Monroe County officials were surveying the damage of Tropical Storm Eta. According to Jon Rizzo of the National Weather Service’s Key West office, the highest...
DECLARATION OF DISASTER – SUNSET OF DAY ZERO in the FLORIDA KEYS - A close up of a logo - Emergency management

DECLARATION OF DISASTER – SUNSET OF DAY ZERO in the FLORIDA KEYS

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About 12 hours after Hurricane Irma’s eye passed over Cudjoe Key, emergency personnel and supplies are already en route to the Florida Keys. News organizations have reported that...
Shel Silverstein’s home destroyed - A house with a fence in front of a building - The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

Shel Silverstein’s home destroyed

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“Once there was a tree,” wrote Shel Silverstein in his 1964 book “The Giving Tree,” one of the top-selling children’s books of all time. Ironically, a tree...
Katrina Cottages now a Keys thing - A house with a lawn in front of a building - Katrina Cottage

Katrina Cottages now a Keys thing

The first three Florida “Keys Cottages” are set to break ground at the end of the month in one of the hardest hit areas in Big Pine...
Anne’s Beach reopens following damage sustained from Irma - A wooden bench sitting on top of a sandy beach - Anne's Beach

Anne’s Beach reopens following damage sustained from Irma

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A popular beach damaged by Hurricane Irma is rebuilt, reinvigorated and ready to welcome the public back.  On Friday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m., a ribbon will be...

TRUMAN WATERFRONT WORKFORCE HOUSING MOVES FORWARD

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City commissioners on Nov. 16 took a giant step toward building workforce housing on the last 3.2 acres of the Truman Waterfront. The commission approved the rankings...
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