Utility lines must move for Islamorada pedestrian bridge project, and it’s going to cost

A project to get pedestrians safely across U.S. 1 in Islamorada is set for construction this May. Concerns are arising, however, over the costs associated with the...
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Plastic bag latest topic in ‘Home Rule’ fight

Weekly “plastic bag protests” are popping up in front of Publix supermarkets all around the state. Ostensibly, they’re about banning plastic grocery bags; a deeper look reveals...
Doing more with less – Tough year for holiday carriers - A box truck that is sitting on the side of a building - Machine

Doing more with less – Tough year for holiday carriers

No offense to Santa and his reindeer, but they’ve got nothing on the United States Postal Service (USPS). Every year, the days sandwiched between Thanksgiving and Christmas...
Governor appoints Cates to County Commission — Former Key West mayor to finish Kolhage’s term - A man smiling for the camera - Key West Citizen

Governor appoints Cates to County Commission

Craig Cates no longer has to mount an election campaign for his County Commission run. Governor Ron DeSantis called Cates Tuesday morning and, after a brief conversation,  appointed...
Upper Keys community remembers captain who lived big and loved hard - A man holding a fish in the water - Naples

Upper Keys community remembers captain who lived big and loved hard

The Keys lost a model captain and friend when Jeff Leonia passed away on Nov. 18. Leonia was a local legend for his skills on the water and...
About a dozen students from Marathon High School start their mornings at the Marathon Fire Station. The new program seeks to recruit more locals (long-term) employees for the department. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly

Fire school seeks to keep locals

Monday through Friday, about a dozen Marathon High School students are at their desks at Fire Station No. 14 by 7:30 a.m. On some days, it’s classroom...
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Keys Weekly honors local veterans

In advance of this year’s Veterans Day, Keys Weekly wishes to offer our heartfelt appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who defend...
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Alternative Veteran’s Services – Groups, non-profits offer camaraderie, opportunities to vets

John Donnelly of the Upper Keys VFW is thankful for the outpouring of support for Vets throughout the Keys. He said, “The collective goodness of the Citizens...
The Steel Strawman Saving The Environment ‘One Sip At A Time’ - A man wearing a hat - Purple

The Steel Strawman Saving The Environment ‘One Sip At A Time’

At 77 years old, Ted Massinello is trekking up and down the Keys with steel straws and a “save the environment one sip at a time” slogan. Massinello,...
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Prescribed Burns planned on Big Pine Key Next Week (October 28 – November 1)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to conduct prescribed burns on one or more locations within the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key next...