HANDS ON DECK – Apprenticeship program aims at labor shortage

When Elly Claire returned to her Big Pine home after Hurricane Irma, there was not only structural damage, but also two feet of standing water. The project...

LEADERSHIP MONROE COUNTY ANNOUNCES CLASS XXVII

The program is aimed at residents who are active in leadership roles within the private sector, government, or community organizations. Through a series of one, two, or...

Dick wins

John Dick prevailed, winning a fourth four-year term on the Monroe County School Board, edging out political newcomer Jim Doran. Dick pulled down 54.24 percent of the...

Coldiron vs Ryan

Marathon Mayor Michelle Coldiron won the Republican primary and will face off with Democrat Tommy Ryan in the November general election for the District 2 seat of...

Canal cleanup begins in all areas

By the time Monroe County canals are cleared of storm debris, it will have been more than a year and a half since Hurricane Irma’s roar on...

Mystery coral disease is named – ‘Stony Coral’ continues to spread in the Keys

Amped-up efforts to find the source of a coral disease that has been spreading through South Florida reefs for the last four years have been fruitless, and...

U.S. Representative, District 26

Incumbent Carlos Curbelo is defending his seat against three challengers — one Republican, and two Democrats. All of the candidates live on the mainland, but District 26...

Joyce Griffin: ‘We have not been hacked’

State and federal officials are denying comments made by Florida Sen. Bill Nelson that “Russians are in Florida’s elections records and have already penetrated certain counties,” and...

SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 4

Two are seeking the District 4 seat on the Monroe County School Board and the Aug. 28 primary election will decide the race. Bobby Highsmith was unopposed...

KEY WEST UTILITY BOARD, SEAT A

It took Gov. Rick Scott’s signature, but a law passed in 2017 gives voters living outside Key West representation on the Utility Board of Key West. It...