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Scott Russell knows the hustle

“I have literally been in the appraisal sector from the beginning,” said Monroe County’s Property Appraiser Scott Russell, who took an elective course in college. “I was...
Steam Plant

Key West: Not Full Steam Ahead

Should they stay or should they go? It’s a complicated question for city staffers and Historic Architectural Review Commission officials, who met on Feb. 12 at Old...

Wisteria Island: It’s complicated

Wisteria, the little 22-acre island visible from Mallory Square and sister to Sunset Key, is not the Wild West. This last bit of raw land adjacent to...

More Middle and Upper Keys lodging reopening

With Pelican Cove due to reopen on Friday, Feb. 16, and Cheeca Lodge & Spa opening on Mar. 30, the number of lodging and hotel rooms available...
Big Pine Key Canal cleanup

Hurricane marine debris removal signed

MONROE COUNTY SUPPORTS COMMUNITY CLEANUPS WITH ADVANCE REQUEST Monroe County welcomes groups that want to do community cleanups of areas that big equipment couldn’t reach following Hurricane Irma....

Hurricane land debris collection nearing completion

Monroe County’s contractor is completing the final pass on Big Pine Key and is expecting to be completed within a day or two. This will mark the...
Red Tag

What’s to say substantial

The letter arrived. They have been out of their Big Pine Key home since Sept. 10, 2017 when it took on two feet of storm surge in...
FIRM in Key West

Rising Waters

FIRM (Fair Insurance Rates In Monroe) is always trying to help. Navigating wind and flood insurance with changing policies and government requirements is difficult for any Keys...
canal cleanup in the Keys

Canals: the final piece of debris puzzle

The Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to lead marine debris removal efforts throughout Florida, including the Keys. Monroe County and the City of Marathon have agreed...
FIRM

Insurance Rate FREEZE

Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) was the only grassroots entity mentioned in the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s (OIR) order filed on Dec. 6. The order...