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Snake Creek Bridge will close for four hours at a time beginning Sept. 8

Nighttime traffic over Snake Creek Bridge will be affected — and literally stopped — beginning Sunday, Sept. 8, as the Florida Department of Transportation continues its ongoing...
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Multi-agency meeting seeks solutions

Amid elevated concerns surrouding Indian Key Fill, multiple state agencies convened with Sheriff Rick Ramsay and village officials at the Roth Building on June 21 to discuss...
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Marathon to ‘soften’ its look – Consultant hired to speed new street lights through...

Retrofitting Marathon’s street light design isn’t as easy as it sounds. That’s because the lights — running from Coco Plum Drive to about 37th Street along U.S.1...
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Advisory board hears community input

The Marathon City Council's Community Image Advisory Board recently hosted a public workshop to garner input from residents on how to improve the city's image for travelers along U.S. 1. The CIAB will take the input and prepare a formal recommendation for the council in the coming weeks.
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No Complaints (at least not today)

Everyone loves to complain. It’s so much easier for people to whine and gripe about something than it is for them to say nice things. It’s like...

Community Park to receive new sod

Mayor urges $166,000 non appropriated expenditure as a safety issue
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Left Hand Turns Made Easy

Overpass to eliminate Marathon traffic and other problems by Jacob Luther Special to the Weekly   The Florida Department of Transportation announced plans this week for a Marathon overpass designed to...

Open container ordinance back on the table

In January, City Manager Roger Hernstadt presented the city council with a draft of an open container ordinance for discussion, but before words were exchanged, the draft...
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Chamber explores beautification funding

If the Marathon City Council approves a resolution containing contract terms to begin planting trees in the median along US 1 and along the bike path between...
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Weekly Editorial: Incredible Fruit Stand at Standstill

Editorial: Incredible Fruit Stand at Standstill Peter and Marie Pittman operate a farm with which they grow seedling ornamentals and other plants in The Redlands. They then sell...