BOCC GIVES SHELTER ANOTHER YEAR

Conversations over a project to build employee housing for Monroe County Sheriff’s Office staff near headquarters on Stock Island were heated Wednesday at the Board of County...

Taxing district approved

Public speakers came out in droves Wednesday to tell county commissioners they want a referendum in the Middle Keys’ new hospital taxing district, but they will not...

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...