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Not a cent spent on garage study

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

With a 6-0 vote Tuesday night, city commissioners refused to order an $85,000 study on building a parking garage in Old Town. They directed staff, however, to draw up plans to build a garage at the Angela Street site that once held City Hall and where crews are building a new fire station.

Rain won't stop events

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ponchos were the predominant costume Tuesday afternoon on Duval Street, where Fantasy Fest celebrants dodged puddles and afternoon showers, but made the most of soggy forecasts. Fantasy Fest event producers are doing the same, despite the National Weather Service forecast that is predicting a 70 to 80 percent chance of rain through Friday.

Sanctuary debates fishing rule jurisdiction

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The debate about how much control the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary has over fishery management took center stage Tuesday when the Sanctuary Advisory Council held its last meeting before moving forward on a series recommendations for changing rules.
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No pet masquerade tonight

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

The annual Pet Masquerade contest set for 5:30 p.m. tonight has been scratched due to the heavy rain, event organizers said at about 3:15 p.m. Held during every Fantasy Fest, the contest benefits the...
Citizen's Voice

"As a teacher I really do want you to vote for the half-cent tax to support our schools. Yet I completely understand those who oppose it as they cite the incompetence of our administration that we...
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FIESTA KEY -- A Miami man cited twice in the past three years for lobster violations in the Florida Keys was arrested Saturday after he was caught with 267 wrung tails -- 246 of which were...
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Study shows improvement of beach water

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MONROE COUNTY -- Fecal pollution in local beach water has been declining since 2000, but it's too soon to tell if newly built advanced wastewater treatment systems deserve the credit, according to a University of Miami researcher.

Village planning board considers alcohol sales ban

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ISLAMORADA -- The village is considering amending its alcohol beverage use permit regulations to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages near schools or places of worship. The Local Planning Agency discussed drafting language that would prevent new businesses from selling or serving alcohol within 300 feet of a church, school or child care facility.

Big Pine contractor wins city hall job

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MARATHON -- The Marathon City Council may have felt a little déjà-vu as it considered six bids for the city hall project, to be built at the 98th-99th street site where trailers currently...
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