LANDLORDS INCREASING MONTHLY TENANTS’ RENTS IN ISLAMORADA MUST GIVE 60-DAY NOTICE, PER NEW ORDINANCE

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Landlords who raise a monthly tenant’s rent by more than 5% must give more notice time, per an ordinance Islamorada council members approved on Aug. 4.  In June,...

UPDATE: MORE THAN 300 HAITIAN MIGRANTS LAND JUST OFF NORTH KEY LARGO, FLORIDA

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A sailboat with more than 300 Haitian men, women and children grounded near North Key Largo’s Ocean Reef Club on Aug. 6. A total of 113 migrants hopped...

NEW USPS STAMPS FEATURE FLORIDA KEYS MARINE LIFE

One certain stand of elkhorn coral and one “smiley” balloonfish from the Florida Keys will be making their way around the country – as part of a...

SPORTS WRAP: FAMILIAR FACES, NEW ROLES FOR FALL HIGH SCHOOL COACHES

By Tracy McDonald As the summer comes to a close, Keys schools are gearing up for a brand-new year and a brand-new season of sports. While we may...

ONE MAN DEAD IN MORNING STABBING IN TAVERNIER, FLORIDA

A man is dead and a woman is recovering following a Thursday morning stabbing at a Tavernier residence.  According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to...

SPENDING IN STATE HOUSE RACE GROWS AS AUGUST PRIMARY APPROACHES

Just weeks remain before registered Republican and Democratic voters select a Florida House candidate to represent their party in the Nov. 8 election. With an Aug. 23...

MARINELAB KEY LARGO HOSTS TEACHERS FROM 7 CARIBBEAN NATIONS

The ocean was the classroom and the lessons learned were invaluable.  "Honestly, this has been one of the best experiences I've ever had," said Sherma Prince, a geography...

TEACHER SHORTAGE: 17 TEACHERS & 47 STAFF MEMBERS STILL NEEDED FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

With the Aug. 10 start date for the school year coming fast, Monroe County officials are scrambling to fill teacher positions, “leaving no leaf unturned.” They are...

MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF TASKED WITH UNUSUAL STRING OF LETHAL CRIMES

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To say the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has had a busy week of unusual cases would be an understatement. Keys residents were surprised this week to find...

4 DEATHS & MULTIPLE ARRESTS DURING WEEK OF LOBSTER MINI-SEASON IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Issuance of warnings, citations and some advice were among several steps Monroe County Sheriff’s marine deputy Nelson Sanchez took during the start of a two-day lobster mini-season...