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Blueprint and beauty standards addressed at Marathon City Council

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Sarah Fangman was at the Marathon City Council meeting on Oct. 8 to address concerns about the Restoration Blueprint in the...
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Marathon (to the) Rescue – Firefighters donate a day in Bahamas

This past week, three Marathon Fire Rescue firefighters traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahamas to install tarps on homes damaged by Hurricane Dorian early last month.  Marathon’s Jesse Fossum,...
Marathon Candidate Forum

Forum gives candidates a chance to reveal platforms

On Oct. 11, the Marathon Weekly Newspaper and Marathon Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum for six candidates competing for three seats on the Marathon City Council....
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Cities, agencies line up for ‘the ask’ of Florida legislation

On Sept. 23, Florida Rep. Holly Raschein and Sen. Anitere Flores attended a town-hall-style meeting in Marathon. They were joined by school, city and county leaders as...
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New facility will serve private aircraft and personnel

Marathon Aviation broke ground on a lavish new FBO and hangar complex for Florida Keys travelers. A celebratory event took place Sept. 23, with airport officials, the...
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MMHS band director has sights set on growth

When learning an instrument, one of the largest causes of “burn-out” is music that fails to interest and inspire the students. Fortunately for Marathon students, they won’t...
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Senmartin and Zieg defend last-minute donations to nonprofits

In September, Marathon City Council spent $50,000 in taxpayer money to fund three nonprofits. The first $25,000 went to the Guidance Care Clinic of the Middle Keys to...
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Dignitaries gather for Fishermen’s Hospital groundbreaking

On Sept. 20, hundreds came out to see 10 golden shovels throw the first spadefuls of dirt for the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital, set to cost $43.3...
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Council considers parking at the beach

At the Sept. 10 meeting of the Marathon City Council, a wide range of topics came up for the council’s consideration — the possibility of paid parking...
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Marathon Council candidates gather for informal meet-and-greet with voters

The Marathon Keys Weekly and the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce hosted a meet-and-greet on Sept. 16 for the six candidates competing for three seats on Marathon...