Come visit – Pigeon Key is open for business

Stepping onto Pigeon Key is like taking a step back in time. The island’s structures survive as reminders of Henry Flagler’s incredible vision to link Miami to...

MENTAL HEALTH PLAN UNVEILED – School board unveils three-point plan

The Monroe County School Board has unveiled its three-pronged approach to increasing the mental health services it offers to Keys students. It calls for adding two social...

3 zeros, one payment – Reimbursement dollars “on the way” to Keys

Although it’s been slow moving and Keys municipalities have had to use their own funds to pay for Hurricane Irma recovery, reimbursement money from the Federal Emergency...

KEEPING CLEAR WATERS

The Florida Keys’ being nearly free of septic tanks and cesspits means near-shore water quality has improved vastly, and with more federal funding on the way, improvements...

FAQ about the ‘yellow ticket’ – What to know about new hurricane re-entry rules

Getting a community back up and running after a natural disaster is no easy task, and for that reason, businesses and residents vital to the recovery process...

No referendum necessary

Monroe County voters will not see a referendum on the Aug. 28 primary election ballot to create a municipal service taxing district for Fishermen’s Community Hospital. County Commissioners...

AT RISK – Lower Matecumbe especially vulnerable this hurricane season

Following Hurricane Irma, Department of Transportation workers, Monroe County Public Works and fire rescue crews scrambled to inspect and clear all the bridges and roadways along US-1.  Repairs...

‘We’ll take em’’

There’s a time for everything, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak. As Monroe County officials...

Solution in motion

It’s easy to see how the raised shell of a house at 31462 Ave. E on Big Pine Key will soon be a home. The studs are bare...

Hurricane season begins; still few storm refunds for Keys

On the first day of hurricane season, Monroe County is still waiting on $33 million it expects to receive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Hurricane...