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Mr. Lindsey goes to Washington

On Thursday, April 12, City of Marathon Manager Chuck Lindsey will be addressing the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. He will be testifying in front of the...
GOOD EGGS: Art Studio decorates the season - Florida Keys

County, cities still waiting on FEMA funding

By Sara Matthis & Gabriel Sanchez Across the board, the governmental entities in Monroe County have yet to receive any federal funds associated with Hurricane Irma. In fact,...
Coral Head Music Fest

Music Fest Money

Some are almost done, others are in the middle, but some haven’t begun home repairs after Hurricane Irma. Terri Metter is one of the latter. A Keys...
Legislative wrap: Good news for the Keys - A group of people standing in a room - Army officer

Legislative wrap: Good news for the Keys

Earlier this week, the 2018 Florida legislative session came to an end. The legislature approved an $88.7 billion budget that includes many initiatives for the Florida Keys,...
Katrina Cottages now a Keys thing - A house with a lawn in front of a building - Katrina Cottage

Katrina Cottages now a Keys thing

The first three Florida “Keys Cottages” are set to break ground at the end of the month in one of the hardest hit areas in Big Pine...
Marine debris removal begins in Keys canals - A large truck - Demolition

Marine debris removal begins in Keys canals

“What we’re doing here is cherry-picking. We’re going after the biggest and most obvious first,” said Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi. Today, 206 days after Hurricane Irma swept...
daycare

No home away from home

“We’ve been juggling,” said Marathon resident Liz Samess. She’s mother to two girls, ages 4 and 6. Like many families with young children, it’s been almost a...
Big Pine Key Canal cleanup

Hurricane marine debris removal signed

MONROE COUNTY SUPPORTS COMMUNITY CLEANUPS WITH ADVANCE REQUEST Monroe County welcomes groups that want to do community cleanups of areas that big equipment couldn’t reach following Hurricane Irma....
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Hurricane land debris collection nearing completion

Monroe County’s contractor is completing the final pass on Big Pine Key and is expecting to be completed within a day or two. This will mark the...
Lung CD

Harnessing music for a purpose

Local two-piece act Lung is preparing for the digital release of its album benefitting victims of Hurricane Irma titled “In the Key of West.” The three-song album...
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