HOUSING CRISIS, PART 3: WHERE DO THE FLORIDA KEYS GO FROM HERE?

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Housing is the largest single challenge facing Florida Keys residents and has been for decades. With scarce buildable land, strict height restrictions, sky-high property values, second homes...

MORE REVENUE & SPENDING WITHIN ISLAMORADA BUDGET

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Raises for staff and law enforcement, as well as a new derelict vessel removal program and a strategic plan, are among the items accounting for increased spending...

LIBRARIES OF TOMORROW: COUNTY OFFICIALS DISCUSS FUTURE PROJECTS

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A state-of-the-art Marathon library is spurring discussion on what the other county libraries could be in the Florida Keys.  As Kimberly Matthews, senior director of strategic planning and...

MORE APPLY FOR FORSTER’S COUNTY COMMISSION SEAT

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis directed the lowering of flags to half-staff to honor Monroe County Commissioner and former Islamorada Councilman Mike Forster, who passed away following a...

FINAL FOUR CANDIDATES CHOSEN FOR ISLAMORADA VILLAGE MANAGER

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Four candidates for Islamorada manager will make their way to the islands for interviews with council members later this month.  Each member on the dais provided Colin Baenziger,...

UPCOMING OCT 6 SESSION: PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED FOR ISLAMORADA’S “FILLS” IMPROVEMENT

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Islamorada residents will have a chance to share their thoughts on possible improvements for the land connecting Lower and Matecumbe Keys — known as the Fills.  A public...

PROPOSED FARMERS MARKET REGULATIONS SET TO GO BEFORE ISLAMORADA COUNCIL

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A draft with proposed regulations to farmers markets in the village of Islamorada will go before council members at the April 21 meeting. The village’s planning department...

COMMISSIONER RASCHEIN TALKS TAKEAWAYS FROM FORUM ON WATER WOES

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Holly Raschein hasn’t slowed down since terming out as representative for the Florida Keys in the state House. Moving into the private sector with AshBritt following her...

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...

ISLAMORADA COMBATS ILLEGAL VACATION RENTALS WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY

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A number of resolutions were up for approval at the Nov. 18 meeting of Islamorada Village Council. One included an agreement for software technology in an effort...