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    Keep pressure on DOT over Key Largo crosswalk

    I'm hoping that many residents have had a chance to visit and "like" the new Facebook page that is loaded with hundreds of comments from locals, regarding the pedestrian crosswalk at mile marker 100. Page updates include a letter from Florida Department of Transportation management that is very ...


    Don't subvert terms of state sewer grant

    On the agenda for the Key Largo Waste Water District meeting of Tuesday was a resolution to trade off a $17 million state grant for sewers for cash to Monroe County.


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    Say something, Florida Highway Patrol. At least say why your troopers pulled over a man who, according to a video shot by witnesses, was Tased as he got out of the car he was in with his hands raised. The footage, absent context provided by the police, leads viewers to believe excessive force...


    Accept it: Pythons are here to stay

    I have written extensively throughout the past 10 years about the so-called python invasion in South Florida.


    Beware the optical illusion on U.S. 1

    Re: A nighttime optical-illusion driving hazard, U.S. 1 at mile markers 57 and 58 northbound, where the highway makes a long, gentle bend to the left:


    Keys need to retain our commercial fishing heritage

    Last month, the Monroe County Commission voted 5-0 to begin the process of joining the state with money from the Stan Mayfield Florida Forever Funds to secure permanent dockage and trap storage for Lower Keys commercial fishermen at Gulf Seafood.


    Rotary fundraiser supports student scholarships

    Every February for the past two decades, the Rotary Club of the Upper Keys holds the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market at Founders Park. This expansive event, utilizing more than 300 community volunteers, has the sole purpose of raising money for educational scholarships for the youth of our two local...


    Turn down the neighborhood noise

    We are the Wisch family and have owned four homes in Marathon since 1991. We have enjoyed our time in the Florida Keys and have been active in the community. However, in the last few years things have changed.


    Congressman is no Conch

    In the Keynoter on April 4, you had a story saying that U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate, "would be first Conch in the chamber."

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