9 CANDIDATES QUALIFY FOR MARATHON CITY COUNCIL RACE

REFERENDUMS AFFECT THE RACEThe end of the official qualifying period on Aug. 9 for the 2022 Marathon City Council race found a total of nine candidates ready...

9 HOPEFULS VIE FOR 4 OPEN SEATS ON MARATHON CITY COUNCIL – 2022...

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It’s a big year for turnover on the Marathon City Council. With the unexpected resignation of councilman Trevor Wofsey in January, the 2022 general election will now...

CITY OF MARATHON TAX RATE TO STAY THE SAME

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On July 12, the Marathon City Council agreed to a proposed tax rate of 2.77 mills, the same as the 2022 rate. The council will have two...

1ST  POLITICAL FORUM GETS FEISTY IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Florida Keys candidates in nine political races fielded questions on July 18 from four local panelists at Hometown’s first election forum. The lively audience included Democrats, Republicans,...

MARATHON, BOATWORKS & DEO SQUARE OFF IN FINAL ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING

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Does a lack of express prohibition constitute permission? What’s the difference between a “liveaboard” and a “floating structure?” And what can you do with each of them? Definitions...

BRIDGE JUMP STUNT GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM MARATHON CITY COUNCIL

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If his team can satisfy a lengthy but reasonable to-do list, renowned stuntman Travis Pastrana will make a return to Marathon next month. At its regular meeting on...

IN PICTURES: INTERESTED POLITICAL CANDIDATES GO THROUGH A BOOT CAMP

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Ever thought about running for school board, village council, county commissioner, a state seat or Congress? More than 20 people running for office or interested in a...

POLITICAL FOOD FIGHT: CANDIDATE CRITICIZES MOONEY’S STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE VOTE

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A Republican candidate for state representative is criticizing current Rep. Jim Mooney’s vote supporting strawberry shortcake as Florida’s official state dessert. Mooney said he finds the latest...

MARATHON CITY COUNCIL RACE DRAWS 7 CANDIDATES, SO FAR

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Late last week, former bank executive and Marathon High School alumnus Jeff Smith registered as a candidate for Marathon City Council. He joins a field of Marathon...
REORGANIZATION AT MARATHON CITY HALL - A large lawn in front of a house - Florida Keys

MARATHON & STATE SIGN NEW PERMITS AGREEMENT

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The city of Marathon and the state of Florida have approved and signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that became effective on May 11. It delineates...