KEYS HOLIDAY HOTEL OCCUPANCY BETTER THAN EXPECTED

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Despite dire predictions of huge declines in holiday hotel reservations, Key West and the Florida Keys fared quite well over the holiday week between Christmas and the...

STATUTE TRIGGERS UNEMPLOYMENT TAX HIKE

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Happy New Year, here are some higher taxes. Beginning in January, Florida business owners will pay a higher unemployment tax rate that was triggered by a state...

Islamorada council to pen letter urging Florida governor to halt pedestrian bridge

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An attempt by Islamorada Village Council to halt construction of a $4.68-million pedestrian bridge near Founders Park took a first step on Thursday evening. Following lengthy discussion...

COUNTY COMMISSIONER MARTINEZ RESPONDS TO POLICE INCIDENT AT HIS HOME

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Key West Police were called Jan. 12  to intervene in a family dispute involving newly elected County Commissioner Eddie Martinez and his 24-year-old stepdaughter, Natalie Guerra, who...

STATE REP MOONEY GETS ASSIGNMENTS, EYES CRITICAL FUNDING IN FRESHMAN YEAR

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New state Rep. Jim Mooney prepares to put on a suit as some of his first committee meetings in Tallahassee get underway on Jan. 13. A busy...

‘SECOND DRAW’ OF PPP STARTS NOW

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The second round of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) is rolling out this week. The PPP, approved by Congress in late December, provides for $284 billion in new...

Next vaccine delivery unknown for Monroe County

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Vaccinations continued through the weekend in Monroe County as 1,300 Moderna doses recently obtained by the health department were administered to health care workers and the elderly...

AT 33, STEELE SWORN IN AS TAX COLLECTOR

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For Sam C. Steele, becoming the Monroe County tax collector was a top goal upon his arrival in the office in 2017. Fast forward to 2021: the...

BREAKING NEWS: CONGRESSMAN CARLOS GIMENEZ SPEAKS WITH KEYS WEEKLY WHILE ON LOCKDOWN AT CAPITOL...

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Newly elected U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez, whose 26th District includes the Florida Keys, spoke with Keys Weekly while on lockdown Wednesday afternoon during the violent melee at...

DID YOU MISS SOMETHING? A RECAP OF MIDDLE KEYS TOP STORIES FOR 2020

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For a sleepy little fishing town, Marathon can sure generate its share of headlines. While there was no local election drama, this Middle Keys city had lots...