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...

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 PLANNING DIRECTOR OUTLINES POSSIBLE ACTIONS AS BUILDING PERMITS DWINDLE

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A room full of concerned village residents awaiting a building permit packed the Founders Park Community Center during a June 16 special meeting of the Islamorada Village...

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...

VICE MAYOR ROSENTHAL GRILLS LOBBYISTS’ EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF ISLAMORADA

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An agreement between Islamorada and a lobbying firm advocating on behalf of the village for more than a decade was pulled off the June 23 meeting agenda.  The...

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...

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...

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...

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...