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KEYS CANDIDATE WHO WITHDREW FROM COUNTY RACE TO CHALLENGE MOONEY FOR STATE REP. REPORTEDLEY...

Before a qualifying period concluded on June 14, Key Largo resident Jose Peixoto withdrew his name for County Commission’s District 5 seat to challenge Republican incumbent state...
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KEY LARGO SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ESSAYS ON PERSEVERANCE GET HIGH PRAISE

Key Largo School (KLS) eighth-grade graduates Emily Hurt and David Connor recently received special awards from Learning for Success Inc. (LFS) during the school’s promotion ceremony on...
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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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SCHOOL DISTRICT & TEACHERS UNION REACH TENTATIVE DEAL FOR 2024 THROUGH 2026

The United Teachers of Monroe (UTM) and the Monroe County School District (MCSD) began contract negotiations for the upcoming school year in February to address compensation, benefits...
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A SCENIC TREK INTO THE FLORIDA KEYS: KEY LARGO BRIDGE RUN SIGNUPS ARE UNDERWAY

With June 5 marking Global Running Day, runners and walkers mapping out their next races can sign up for the annual First State Bank Key Largo Bridge...
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COMMUNITY DOLES OUT MILLIONS IN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CORAL SHORES GRADUATES

Hard work paid off for Coral Shores High School students on May 22, when students were awarded scholarships for their perseverance and academic prowess during Senior Night.  The...
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IN PICTURES: CORAL SHORES SENIORS PARADE IN A FINAL FAREWELL

Coral Shores High School graduates hopped onto truck beds and inside convertibles as they slowly rode on the Old Highway past family, friends and school staff for...
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A CORAL SHORES TRADITION: SENIORS TOSS CAPS AT ISLAMORADA SANDBAR

Soon-to-be Coral Shores High School graduates gathered at the Islamorada Sandbar on May 11 and tossed their caps into the air as a drone hovered above. The...
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KEYSWIDE BLOOD DRIVE SET FOR MAY 9 IN HONOR OF INJURED DEPUTY

Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Julian Garcia has undergone multiple surgeries since a traffic stop in Islamorada one month ago nearly cost him his life. “I think he’s had...
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PASCAL’S WAY 5K SET FOR MAY 11 IN ISLAMORADA

A 5k run and walk to honor the life and legacy of Pascal Weisberger, a young, studious and service-oriented boy who died tragically in 2020, will be...

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