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Posted on: December 6, 2018

16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF MONROE COUNTY IN SUGARLOAF FIRE STATION CASE

Photo of Sugarloaf Volunteer Fire Station

KEY WEST, FL – Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Timothy Koenig ruled during a hearing Wednesday that a lease agreement between the Sugarloaf Volunteer Fire Department and a cell tower company was void by virtue of the department’s failure to comply with F...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE HOLIDAY PARADE SCHEDULE FOR 2018

Monroe County Fire Rescue Captain Andrea Thompson and Santa Claus at last year's holiday parade o

Monroe County Fire Rescue will be hosting several holiday parades throughout the Keys as part of its annual tradition. 

On-duty crew members will be traversing parade routes in fire trucks, ambulances and other fire rescue vehicles. The firefighte...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE GRADUATES 29 PEOPLE FROM FIRST TRAINING PROGRAM THAT FUNDS LOCAL RESIDENTS

Photo of 2018 Hot Shots Graduation Class at Joe London Fire Training Academy

CRAWL KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue’s Battalion Chief of Training Charlie Mather choked up Thursday as he proudly talked about the first graduating class of the Monroe County “Hot Shots” training program at th...

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Posted on: November 3, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO PICKUP TRUCK FIRE INSIDE COMMERCIAL GARAGE ON STOCK ISLAND

Photo of Remains of Pickup Truck Fire in Garage on Stock Island 2018

STOCK ISLAND, FL – At 11:18 p.m. Friday, Monroe County Fire Rescue responded to a report of a garage on fire at 5172 Overseas Highway on Stock Island. Crews arrived to the commercial structure to find a pickup truck on fire inside the g...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

MONROE COUNTY LIBRARIES FORGIVE OVERDUE BOOK FINES FOR FOOD DONATIONS

A box filled with food to be donated to local food banks.

The five Monroe County library branches are forgiving overdue book fines for patrons who donate food this holiday season. 

The Food for Fines annual program runs through Dec. 22. Bring your nonperishable food items to a library branch and your fin...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

PROJECT STARTS TUESDAY TO REPAIR THREE COUNTY PARKS ON BIG PINE KEY WITH HURRICANE IRMA DAMAGE

Aerial photo from Monroe County Project Management of Watson Field with outlines of where the new fe

A Monroe County project will start Tuesday to repair three parks damaged by Hurricane Irma on Big Pine Key. The $579,000 project will replace fencing at Watson Field Park, Big Pine Community Park and Blue Heron Park. 

The work will begin with Wats...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

KEY WEST AIRPORT TRANSFORMS TO WINTER WONDERLAND FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

Photo of Monroe County Fire Department and elves at Flight to the North Pole.

Monroe County’s Key West International Airport was transformed into a winter wonderland Thursday for about 600 local children with the help of the Key West Chapter of the Silverliners, a nonprofit group made up of retired airline flight attendants.

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF MONROE COUNTY IN SUGARLOAF FIRE STATION CASE

Photo of Sugarloaf Volunteer Fire Station

KEY WEST, FL – Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Timothy Koenig ruled during a hearing Wednesday that a lease agreement between the Sugarloaf Volunteer Fire Department and a cell tower company was void by virtue of the department’s fail...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE SAVES TUCKER THE DOG FROM ROOFTOP GUTTER ON BIG PINE KEY

Photo of Monroe County Fire Rescue Saves Tucker the Dog from Rooftop on Big Pine Key

BIG PINE KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue had a “ruff” Tuesday afternoon. The crew of Station 13 on Big Pine Key responded at 5:30 p.m. to a call of a dog trapped in the gutter of a second-floor roof at a home on West Shor...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

REMINDER: DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS DEC 23 FOR REBUILD FLORIDA GRANT ASSISTANCE

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Deadline to Register: Dec. 23

Rebuild Florida is a federally funded program that is being implemented by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. In this first phase, $50 million is earmarked for Monroe County homeowners to rebuild, repair and eleva...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

MONROE COUNTY COLLECTS 12 TONS OF DEBRIS AT STOCK ISLAND COMMUNITY CLEANUP

Employees of Monroe County participate in Stock Island Clean Up

STOCK ISLAND, FL – Stock Island is looking a lot better after Saturday’s “Take Stock in the Rock” cleanup, led by the community group, I Love Stock Island. This cleanup was the result of hard work by volunt...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

MONROE COUNTY BOCC AND LAND AUTHORITY PARTNER WITH HABITAT FOR 10 NEW HOMES ON BIG COPPITT

Commissioner Michelle Coldiron and former Commissioner George Neugent speak at dedication.

BIG COPPITT KEY, FL – Habitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower Florida Keys dedicated 10 new homes Sunday, Dec. 2 on Big Coppitt Key. The Loewy Landing complex’s new families are from the Lower Keys workforce, including teachers, fishermen, electricians...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

ANNUAL PASSES FOR MONROE COUNTY'S CARD SOUND BRIDGE TOLL ON SALE NOW FOR 2019

Photo of new Card Sound Road All-Electronic Toll in October 2018

KEY LARGO, FL – Annual passes for Monroe County’s new All-Electronic Tolling System on Card Sound Road will go on sale Dec. 4.

An annual pass is available for two axle vehicles only. It costs $360 for unlimited travel through the toll in 2019 (from Jan. 1 ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

MONROE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS HELPS 102-YEAR-OLD WWII VETERAN WITH ORTHOTIC SHOES

Photo of WWII veteran Jack Hamilton receiving donation for orthotic shoes from Monroe County Veteran

KEY WEST, FL – The Monroe County Veterans Affairs Department recently presented World War II Army veteran Jack Hamilton with a monetary donation to help with the purchase of special orthotic shoes.This donation is in coordination with Abe Conn, ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

MONROE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES HELPS REUNITE MISSING 90-YEAR-OLD VETERAN WITH HIS FAMILY IN NAPLES

Photo of William Dittrich reunion with his wife at Bayshore Manor on Stock Island.

STOCK ISLAND, FL – This missing person case of a 90-year-old veteran from Naples has a happy ending, due to the actions of the employees of Monroe County Social Services and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday, Nov. 23, Ethel ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

MONROE COUNTY HOLDS FIRST BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING WITH NEW COMMISSION

Photo of Clerk of the Court Kevin Madok swearing in new County Commissioners Michelle Coldiron and D

KEY WEST, FL – At its monthly meeting on Tuesday in Key West, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners said goodbye to five-term Commissioner George Neugent, who did not seek re-election, and welcomed new Commissioner Michelle Coldiron, w...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

BOCC ADDRESSING SEA LEVEL RISE BY APPROVING $517,000 DESIGN CONTRACT FOR ROAD RAISING PILOT PROJECT

Photo of tidal flooding in Key Largo neighborhood in 2015.

KEY WEST, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners has taken another step to address sea level rise. On Tuesday, at its monthly meeting, the BOCC approved a contract for the Engineering Design and Permitting Services for the County&a...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE GRADUATES 29 FROM FIRST TRAINING PROGRAM THAT FUNDS LOCAL RESIDENTS

Photo of 2018 Hot Shots Graduation Class at Joe London Fire Training Academy

CRAWL KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue’s Battalion Chief of Training Charlie Mather choked up Thursday as he proudly talked about the first graduating class of the Monroe County “Hot Shots” training program at the County’s Joe London Fire Training Acad...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

American Airlines Adding Nonstop Service between Key West and Both Chicago and Philadelphia

Photo of American Airlines Aircraft at Key West Airport

KEY WEST, FL -- American Airlines will add two new nonstop services from Key West International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and to Philadelphia International Airport beginning Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. 

Both new routes...

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