PAY RAISES FOR ISLAMORADA EMPLOYEES INCLUDED IN APPROVED BUDGET

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Islamorada Village Council unanimously voted 4-0 on a $47-million spending plan and a millage rate of 3.00 at a final budget hearing on Sept. 19 at Founders...

CROOKED PALM DISTILLERY DEVELOPMENT AGENDA ITEM PUSHED BACK TO A SPECIAL MEETING

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A major conditional use request to develop the former BB&T bank building to a distillery and tasting room on Plantation Key was tabled during the Sept....

TAX RATE IN ISLAMORADA COULD DECREASE

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Islamorada Village Council adopted a tentative millage rate of 3.000 via a 3-1 vote during a special budget hearing on Sept. 8 at Founders Park Community Center....

HUMOR: TOP 10 THINGS OVERHEARD AT THE POLLS

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More than 18,000 registered voters – about one in every three – cast ballots in the Aug. 23 primary election in Monroe County. For those who were...

2022 ELECTION RESULTS: KEYS WEEKLY COVERAGE

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An Aug. 23 primary in the Florida Keys saw several candidates handily winning their races and taking their seats. Others successfully secured the Republican or Democratic nomination...

A BREAKDOWN OF THE VOTERS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS – 2022 DECISION GUIDE

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Monroe County population:82,170 (2020) Total registered voters55,099 Republicans23,278 Democrats16,862 Others14,959 EARLY VOTING  Early voting sites will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting will begin on the second Monday prior to...

ISLAMORADA COUNCIL RACE WELCOMES A LARGE CROWD OF CANDIDATES

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Fourteen candidates will vie for five open Islamorada Village Council seats on Nov. 8.  A seven-day qualifying period for Islamorada’s village elections ended at noon on Aug. 16....

KEY LARGO WASTEWATER DISTRICT BOARD RACE SEES 5 CANDIDATES LOOKING TO FILL 3 OPEN...

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Five candidates will vie for three seats on the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District this November. The election of the board of commissioners is nonpartisan and is...

SCHOOL BOARD RACE IN THE UPPER KEYS A TESTY ONE BETWEEN INCUMBENT AND NEWCOMER...

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Incumbent Sue Woltanski seeks reelection to the Monroe County School District 5 seat against newcomer Alexandria Suarez. With the race nonpartisan, all voters will be able to...

MEET THE PRIMARY CANDIDATES DURING AN UPCOMING SOCIAL IN THE UPPER KEYS

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On Aug. 17, residents of the Upper Keys have a unique opportunity to meet and greet candidates up for election in the primary races.  The Upper Keys Business...