BOCC DISCUSSES FLOOD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE, CONSERVATION REPORTS & RESILIENCY PLANS

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In one of the quickest commission meetings in recent memory, the majority of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners’ July 20 meeting was spent hearing reports...

WILL KEY WEST OFFICIALS GIVE THEMSELVES A 150% RAISE?

Some city workers were surprised Thursday by the city’s preliminary, proposed budget, which includes a 150% salary increase for the mayor and city commissioners. If approved, the...

KEY WEST BRIDGE TO BE RENAMED FOR CHERYL CATES ON JULY 26

The bridge that connects Key West and neighboring Stock Island will be renamed on Tuesday, July 26 for Cheryl Cates, who worked tirelessly to bridge gaps among...

RETIRED FIRE CHIEF EDDIE CASTRO ANSWERS HIS FINAL CALL AT 81

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Key West firefighters, perhaps all firefighters, recount the years and their careers by the fires they fought. Chief Edwin “Eddie” Castro, who died July 1 at 81, was...

MONROE COUNTY: DUMPING FISH & LOBSTER CARCASSES IN CANALS IS ILLEGAL

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Did you know: It is a violation of Monroe County code to throw garbage into Monroe County canals, including fish and lobster carcasses? Monroe County Code prohibits the...

$8.8M IN COUNTY BED TAX FUNDS GO TOWARDS A VARIETY OF KEYS TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

By Mandy Miles, Jim McCarthy and Alex Rickert As evidenced by congested roads, a busy airport and packed restaurants, tourists continue to flock to the Florida Keys. Hotel...

KEYS MARINE SANCTUARY PROPOSES BOUNDARY EXPANSIONS & OTHER REGULATIONS

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s Advisory Council members listened intently as an updated set of proposed regulations and a management plan — known as the Restoration Blueprint —...

LAWSUIT FILED FOLLOWING FATAL PARASAILING ACCIDENT

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A Memorial Day parasailing tragedy that left one woman dead and her son and nephew injured may now head to court, according to a lawsuit filed on...

IN PICTURES: UNDERSEA MELODIES ABOUND AT 38TH UNDERWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Tunes and good times were plentiful beneath the waves at the 38th Annual Underwater Music Festival on July 9. Presented by the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce,...

KEY WEST TO ALLOW BODY PAINT IN DESIGNATED ZONE FOR 2022 FANTASY FEST

Are painted boobs legal on Duval Street during Fantasy Fest? That was the underlying question, although it was never specifically asked during Wednesday’s meeting, when commissioners had to...