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KINDERGARTEN TEACHER KATHY CAPUTO RETIRES FOLLOWING 47-YEAR CAREER AT KEY LARGO SCHOOL

Nearly five decades ago, Katherine Caputo began her career as a kindergarten teacher at Key Largo School. Caputo has been a cornerstone of the KLS community since...
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KEYS COMMUNITY COMES TO THE AID OF INJURED KEYS DEPUTY WITH A JUNE 23...

More than three weeks have passed since Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy Julian Garcia was discharged from the hospital — his life forever changed when, police say, a...
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COUPLE WITH A KEYS CONNECTION KICKSTARTS NEW ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP 

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys has a new scholarship to offer in the Upper Keys. The Earth Conservation and Sustainability scholarship, made possible by the...
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KEYS CORAL RESTORATION GROUP GETS ‘LIFE-CHANGING’ DONATION FROM FORMER NFL TEAM CO-OWNER

At the end of March, Mike Goldberg, co-founder of I.CARE and owner of Key Dives, got a call “out of the blue” from someone who’d seen him...
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JEREMY MACAULEY FOUND GUILTY IN RETRIAL OF 2015 DOUBLE MURDER IN TAVERNIER

Jeremy Ward Macauley has a new set of guilty verdicts for a 2015 double murder in Tavernier that revolved around the large haul of cocaine he found...
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COAST GUARD RESCUES DRIFTING FREEDIVERS OFF ISLAMORADA

A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew rescued two men on May 16 after they drifted away from their vessel while diving near Tennessee Reef. Coast Guard Sector...
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STATE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SHOOTS DOWN ORDINANCE FOR TAVERNIER PUBLIX PROJECT

The Florida Department of Commerce rejected an ordinance Monroe County commissioners approved via 4-1 vote in February for a proposed Tavernier Key Commercial Overlay District (TKCOD), which...
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SEWER LINE BREAK DIVERTS TRAFFIC IN TAVERNIER

Another year and another sewer line break has occurred in Tavernier. An alert by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office went out just after 5 p.m. on May 13...
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PAYTON’S PROMISE SANCTUARY OFFERS HOPE AND HEALING FOR SPECIAL-NEEDS DOGS

Karen Thomas, the dog-loving founder of Payton’s Promise Sanctuary in Marathon, embodies the kind of selflessness people associate with angels. This sanctuary offers a haven for homeless,...
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MOM’S THE BEST: KEYS LOCALS CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY

Moms are the ultimate caretakers who possess a treasure trove of advice. They’re the bearers and deliverers of life. With Mother’s Day set for Sunday, May 12,...

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