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,...

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...

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...

ATTORNEY “AL” KELLEY CAMPAIGNING FOR COUNTY JUDGE

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Longtime Key West attorney Albert Kelley, who is campaigning for Monroe County court judge, is the kind of guy who is just as happy hunkering down and...

HELP WANTED: ISLAMORADA GATHERING APPLICATIONS FOR VILLAGE CLERK & MANAGER

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Two top-tier positions within Islamorada village government seek qualified candidates. A job posted on Feb. 7 for the Islamorada Village Clerk shows an annual salary of $80,000. As...

AQUEDUCT BOARD DISMISSES PROPOSAL FOR FREE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR LIFE

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Two items on the Feb. 8 Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority board meeting agenda raised eyebrows and drew harsh criticism from nearly anyone who pays a water bill...

RESIGNED ISLAMORADA MANAGER GETS $2,000 HOUSING ALLOWANCE AND OTHER BENEFITS THROUGH MARCH

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Former Islamorada Village Manager Greg Oravec worked his final day on Jan. 27 following a surprising resignation announcement earlier in the month. While he’s no longer inside...

ISLAMORADA VILLAGE MANAGER TO RESIGN 6 MONTHS AFTER STARTING THE JOB

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Islamorada Village Manager Gregory J. Oravec has resigned just six months after taking the position. The Village Council unanimously approved the selection of Oravec in June 2021.  The...

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...

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...