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    Let the free market rule in Marathon

    Watching the last Marathon City Council meeting and listening to Mayor Dick Ramsay speak about property rights regarding the redevelopment of Florida Keys Country Club (formerly Sombrero Country Club) and then his following remarks about the 1,500-foot rule regulating where liquor stores can go ...

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    Why not replace the Key Largo crosswalk with a pedestrian bridge?

    At the Monroe County Commission's monthly meeting on Wednesday, the topic of pedestrians crossing U.S. 1 in the business section of Key Largo was addressed.

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    Endangered species could be at risk with Lower Keys sewer system

    Monroe County Commissioner George Neugent states that a pressure sewage system, with grinder pumps, is the optimum sewage collection system for Big Pine Key. He says grinder pumps require less excavation and have a smaller footprint.

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    DOT might listen but it doesn't truly hear

    I returned from what was termed a state Department of Transportation public workshop regarding future U.S. 1 work, including the south end of Marathon. I have major concerns about how many life-threatening and deadline accidents are occurring in the middle but DOT seems to be more interested in ...

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    Same-sex mariage debate is not about equality

    Judges in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties have ruled that the Florida constitutional amendment passed in 2008 defending traditional marriage is unconstitutional. These exercises of raw judicial activism have been stayed pending appeal.

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    There's no financial equity when it comes to Keys sewers

    For the past few years, the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District has been attempting to work with Monroe County to achieve parity in its distribution of wastewater funding so the people of Key Largo pay no more and no less than their neighbors in the unincorporated portions to the south.

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    Reopen the Card Sound Road boat ramp

    After 35 years of using the small boat ramp east of Card Sound Road's toll booth in North Key Largo, I was recently shocked to find access completely blocked. This ramp is used by people with small boats, kayaks, canoes, etc. If there are difficulties with Jet Skis and ground trash, the problem ...

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    Schools grades are vastly overrated

    I get concerned when I hear School Board candidates talking about making Monroe County schools No. in the state. Unfortunately, school those rankings are based solely on grade-level test scores and the ability to show learning gains in the lowest quartile.

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    Always be prepared for hazardous-materials duty

    On Aug. 6 at the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada, we completed the last regularly scheduled Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard, also known as HAZWOPER, program of the season.

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    Preserve the history of the Middle Keys

    About two months ago, I started sharing pictures and stories of my mother, father and family members on Facebook, leading to the big story that my dad Herbert C. Wood, along with his two friends, had passed away in a plane crash.

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