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MORE OPEN JOBS THAN APPLICANTS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

By Jim McCarthy, Sara Matthis and Mandy Miles Servers, retail associates, dockhands, front desk associates — the list of employment opportunities goes on and on in the Florida...

KEY WESTER SAM ‘POP’ DERITA CELEBRATES A CENTURY

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Sam “Pop” Derita met the woman who would become his wife on the day that would live in infamy — Dec. 7, 1941. Though proudly and outspokenly Italian,...

POPULAR KEY WEST MAILMAN HANGS UP MAILBAG AFTER 28 YEARS

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Bob Killen knows Key West. He knows directions, addresses, secret parking spots, current residents and who used to live where. He knows which magazines we read, how...

KEY WEST WORKS TO REGULATE E-BIKES ON STREETS & SIDEWALKS

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They’re green. They reduce the number of cars on the road and they’re a fitness option. But they’re also fast, cumbersome on sidewalks and all but silent when...

ART OF DUKE RILEY: BOOZE, PLASTICS & CIGAR-TOTING PIGEONS

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It was windy on Boca Chica Beach and Florida Keys cold. A dark row of clouds looked as if it wanted to make good on a threat,...

STUDENT RETURNS TO SCHOOL FOLLOWING SERIOUS ILLNESS

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A two-week holiday break came and went as students across Monroe County resumed their studies either in the classroom or at home from their laptops. For Zane...

NEW COUNCIL LOOKS INTO PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE PROJECT AT FOUNDERS PARK

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A newly-seated council wants information and answers to some questions over the Florida Department of Transportation’s pedestrian bridge project at Founders Park that’s currently in the final design...
Bermuda Triangle - Curse of the Bermuda Triangle

Key Westers explore Bermuda Triangle tales

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A one-legged boat captain, firearms instructor, author, motivational speaker and former Iraq security contractor boards a boat with three other Key Westers and heads for the Bermuda...
Smost Beach Cafe Wings

WINGIN’ IT

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“We’re gonna need some more napkins; we’ve made a mess of things.” Our team here at the Key West Weekly takes our journalistic responsibility to this community...
Youths take a stand for their future

Youths take a stand for their future

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From the “Big Apple” to Big Pine, young people are fed up. They’re angry about what the climate crisis means for their futures, they’re organized and they’re...