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Get out while the getting is good

First, if the officials say it’s time to go, believe them; the decision is never made lightly. And tune in to the media frequently for not only...

Meteorologist Jon Rizzo: The eye on the storm

Typically associated with frozen drinks and alluring islands, the term “tropical” acquires a sobering significance every summer, when it often precedes more worrisome words like  weather, depression,...

As Florida reopens, Keys get ready for visitors

By Jim McCarthy, Sara Matthis and Mandy Miles Gov. Ron DeSantis characterized Florida’s next reopening step as a “full phase one” during a May 15 press conference in...

FROM BONE DRY TO VERY SOGGY

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Turn off the sprinklers.  Through tomorrow, the Keys will continue to see more rain as a system moves from west to east across the Keys headed for the...

Free COVID-19 relief food distribution in Islamorada on May 14

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In collaboration with Feeding South Florida, Monroe County, and the Ocean Reef Community Foundation, United Way of Collier and the Keys announces that a free drive-through food...

STATE: 1,300 affordable building permits pass review

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Soon after Hurricane Irma swept the Keys in 2017, decimating most of its de facto affordable housing, former Gov. Rick Scott “gifted” the Keys with the right...

3 commissioners: Gastesi doesn’t need to resign

Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers startled many listeners during a May 6 radio interview when she said County Administrator Roman Gastesi had offered to resign in light...

Expressing support for checkpoint continuation, mayors pen letter to DeSantis

While the Keys begin to open up parks, beaches and business to locals, area leaders are maintaining two checkpoints in Key Largo as a priority for the...

County reluctantly agrees to pay $1.5M in overtime

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County commissioners on Thursday, April 30, reluctantly agreed to pay $1.5 million for 29,000 overtime hours that county workers accrued between March 15 and April 11 while...

Monroe County roads department, public works and facilities supplement checkpoint to keep it going

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Monroe County Roads Department, Public Works and Facilities Maintenance have been supplementing Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at the two checkpoints on U.S. 1 and State Road 905...
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