PIVOTAL MARATHON HOUSING LAWSUITS STUCK PLAYING THE WAITING GAME

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DEO. DCA. MOU. ROGO. DOAH. LDR. Lost track of the acronyms? You’re not alone. The City of Marathon remains embroiled in litigation surrounding building allocations recognized, received, transferred and...

BUILDING ALLOCATIONS TRUMP BUDGET AT MARATHON SPECIAL CALL MEETING

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The “budget” portion of the Marathon City Council’s final budget hearing special call meeting on Sept. 21 took less than 10 minutes, and for the second time...

COUNTY OFFICIALS JOIN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR KEVIN GUTHRIE FOR IRMA PRESS CONFERENCE

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Five years after Hurricane Irma, Monroe County Mayor David Rice, Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Monroe County Emergency Management Director Shannon Weiner joined the Florida Division...

IN PICTURES: LANDRY SAYER SPEARHEADS SECOND ANNUAL CLEAN THE CURB DAY

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What began with a 6-year-old’s petition to the Marathon City Council in 2021 has now turned into an annual trash removal effort, as the City of Marathon...

MARATHON CITY COUNCIL APPROVES BUDGET & MOVES CLOSER TO BOAT RAMP FEES

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With a unanimous vote, the Marathon City Council approved Marathon’s tentative tax rate and 2022-2023 budget at its first public hearing ahead of the regularly scheduled city...

MARATHON COUNCIL QUESTIONS: WHAT SHOULD MARATHON BE TALKING MORE ABOUT?

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In an effort to provide greater familiarity and communication between the nine Marathon City Council candidates and our readers, the Marathon Weekly sent each prospective council member...

FORMER FIRE RESCUE FLIGHT NURSE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING NARCOTICS

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A former Monroe County Fire Rescue chief flight nurse for the Trauma Star helicopter program has been arrested for stealing narcotics. The arrest is the result of an...

SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES 2022-2023 BUDGET

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With a unanimous vote, the Monroe County School Board approved a proposed 2022-2023 (Fiscal Year 2023) budget at its Sept. 6 meeting at Marathon High School. Though the...

COMING TO AMERICA PART 2: CUBAN CHUGS BRING DANGERS & OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW BEGINNING

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Putting their lives into handmade boats, Cuban migrants set course from their depressed country through the dangerous Florida Straits en route to the U.S. A food shortage,...

BREAKING: MARATHON SCUBA DIVER BITTEN BY SHARK

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The Florida Keys recorded its fourth shark bite in six months when a local Marathon scuba diver was bitten on Sept. 6. According to reports from Marathon Fire...