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BREAKING NEWS: LOCAL TEEN ARRESTED FOR HAVING GUN ON SCHOOL BUS

Key West Police Department reported the following about an incident that occurred Wednesday morning: On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Key West Police received information about a teen who...

BREAKING NEWS: SCHOOL DISTRICT INVESTIGATING RACISM ALLEGATIONS

School district officials acted quickly on Friday to investigate allegations of racism at Sugarloaf School.  “We have zero tolerance for bullying and harassment in our schools,” Superintendent Theresa...

COUNTY UPDATING PLAN FOR FIXING CANALS

Monroe County is seeking public comment on its plan for managing the quality of canals in the Keys. But time is running out. At the April 21 Board...

COMMISSIONER DELVES INTO LIBRARY PAYROLL

What began as a request for the Key Largo Library payroll from last year — when the COVID-19 pandemic began — quickly morphed into a bigger question...

OXITEC TO BEGIN FLORIDA KEYS MOSQUITO EXPERIMENT THIS WEEK

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and Oxitec Ltd. on April 23 released an advisory outlining some of the plans for its Florida Keys pilot project:  Project managers...

SCHOOLS SUPER: SOCIAL DISTANCING ‘HAS BECOME A PROBLEM’

At the April 27 Monroe County School District board meeting, Superintendent Theresa Axford announced that more than 100 Key West High School students have been quarantined in...

PLANS FOR NEW JOHNNY MORRIS RESORT ON CRAWL KEY UNVEILED

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Marathon’s Planning Board voted 4-1 to deny Valhalla Resort, put forward by Johnny Morris Signature Resorts, to be developed on Crawl Key, or the Grassy Key stretch...

FLORIDA KEYS SHERIFF USES DRUG MONEY TO BUY NEW SAFETY GEAR

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Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay recently made it easier for his deputies to serve, protect and save lives in more ways than one. Ramsay spent about $130,000 of...

LEGISLATION RELATED TO KEYS MOVE AHEAD IN TALLAHASSEE

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Key bills await consideration as legislative session in Tallahassee draws to a close. The last day is scheduled for April 30, and the race is on to...

MORE OPEN JOBS THAN APPLICANTS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

By Jim McCarthy, Sara Matthis and Mandy Miles Servers, retail associates, dockhands, front desk associates — the list of employment opportunities goes on and on in the Florida...
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