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    FPL knew about contamination from Turkey Point for decades

    Three decades, or 33 years, to be exact. That's how long Florida Power & Light knew that a slew of contaminated water was leaking from the cooling canal system at its Turkey Point nuclear facility. The company submitted information to the South Florida Water Management District in 1983 showing...

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    More incentives needed to make the Keys more attractive to firefighters

    I wanted to make a statement regarding the article about the local fire stations employing firefighters that do not live in county. Of course the cost of living is high and affordable housing is a justifiable concern.

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    Trump is being cheated

    I am in a state of anger and agitation every day watching the treachery going on in the establishment Republican Party.

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    Every day is really Earth Day

    When did Earth Day become an event worthy of Monroe County Tourist Development Council funding and not a day to walk softly on the earth? How can we as humans make a difference with just one act or one commitment on one day?

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    Canal cleanup isn't going nearly as well as planned

    I have read with interest how successful the canal cleanup on Big Pine Key and other places have been. As a person who lives on that dirtiest canal between Witters Lane and Bailey Lane on Big Pine Key, I can say it has only been successful to a point.

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    Cyclists need to share the road with autos

    I would like to address the issues that surround the shared use of our roadways between cyclist and motor vehicles. While it is admirable to see people in the community gather together to exercise and to raise money for designated charities, it appears many of these riders either lack knowledge ...

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    Refocus Marathon's tourism efforts

    Please include my wife Riet and I into the group of folks who are opposed to adding more hotel/motel units into our beloved city. The primary reason is that Marathon is full during the winter months and a lot of the summer.

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    Artists to help raise money, awareness for Rett Syndrome

    To raise awareness for Rett Syndrome, the Purple Pumpkin Gala Committee is sponsoring “Pumpkins on Parade.” Last fall, the purple pumpkin became an important symbol in the Upper Keys Community to spread awareness about Rett Syndrome.  Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental...

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    Don't dismiss science when it comes to genetically modified mosquitoes

    As I read about the recent Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board meeting concerning the release of genetically modified mosquitoes to cut down on the population of disease-carrying mosquitoes, a Neil deGrasse Tyson quote came to mind: "The good thing about science is that it's true whether...

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    FDOT ruining the Keys

    So many things to say. Don't know where to start. It's taken me a while to figure this out, but all the plantings that FDOT has been performing as of late is their way of saying, “This is my right away and you can't have it back,” hence all the nonsensical planting going on.&#...

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