Locals make Keys connection aboard USS Truman aircraft carrier

“Oh my gosh, it was amazing.” Monroe County Commissioner Michelle Coldiron gushed about her experience aboard the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier this past week. Her experience included...

MONROE COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES NEW PERMIT, CONTRACTOR, AND CODE SEARCH INTERFACE

MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County Building Department introduced MCeSearch, a new program that allows the public to review status and information on permits, search local...

County sues Big Pharma over costs of opioid addiction

Back in the day, when Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay was a sergeant detective working narcotics, he knew of a man who shot himself in the stomach...

Turning hotel rooms to affordable housing not popular in all corners

There’s the power that runs through the electrical lines and the type of power that comes in numbers. Although the start of the Marathon City Council meeting was...

EGAN’S INDIAN KEY, POST OFFICES ARRIVE & FDR GOES FISHING

EGAN’S INDIAN KEY On Feb. 18, 1829 James Egan placed the following advertisement in the Key West Register and Commercial Advertizer. “For Sale a Valuable Trace of Land...

KCB pickleball players raise funds for new courts

You say “pickleball,” your friend says “what?” Take that friend to Key Colony Beach. The tennis-like sport is unknown to many, but is growing at an astronomical rate....

Mainstreaming: Watch | Shop | Listen | Read

WATCH | MOMENTUM There’s a new surfing documentary, worth watching twice, on HBO, called “Momentum Generation.” It’s directed by the Zimbalist brothers (“Favela Rising”) and focuses on a...

Prepare for Heavy Traffic! Weekend Traffic Forecast

There are multiple events taking place up and down the island chain this weekend that the Sheriff’s Office expects will impact traffic. All motorists from Key Largo...

Ready for rebuild – BOCC to staff: Plantation Key courthouse project urgent

As government projects often go, there have been several delays when it comes to leveling and rebuilding the Plantation Key courthouse and jail in Tavernier. Since 2014, it...