FLORIDA KEYS COMMISSIONER SYLVIA MURPHY REMEMBERED AS THE ‘ULTIMATE PUBLIC SERVANT’

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Former Monroe County Commissioner Sylvia Murphy was instrumental in brokering a deal for Rowell’s Park in Key Largo. She also played a pivotal role in saving lives...

MACHINE RECOUNT SET FOR CLOSE ISLAMORADA SEAT RACE

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Four votes separated current vice mayor Henry Rosenthal from former councilwoman Deb Gillis following a machine recount on Nov. 11 at the county supervisor of elections office...

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...

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...

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,...

1ST  POLITICAL FORUM GETS FEISTY IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Florida Keys candidates in nine political races fielded questions on July 18 from four local panelists at Hometown’s first election forum. The lively audience included Democrats, Republicans,...

ISLAMORADA GIVES $50,000 TO HELP COVER KEYS AHEC’S BUDGET SHORTFALL FROM NO STATE FUNDING

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During a June 23 meeting, Islamorada Village Council members unanimously approved a $50,000 request by Keys AHEC for health and dental services to medically vulnerable and underserved...

POLITICAL FOOD FIGHT: CANDIDATE CRITICIZES MOONEY’S STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE VOTE

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A Republican candidate for state representative is criticizing current Rep. Jim Mooney’s vote supporting strawberry shortcake as Florida’s official state dessert. Mooney said he finds the latest...

GOVERNOR APPOINTS JIM SCHOLL TO COUNTY COMMISSION

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“I’ve always said I don’t run for office; I run from office,” the Florida Keys’ newest county commissioner told the Keys Weekly on May 2.  Jim Scholl, former...