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FKAA's Wagner resigns post

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) board member Melva Wagner resigned her position Tuesday amid allegations that she no longer lived in the Keys and was unable to meet the agency’s residency requirements.

One-way trip

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Retail managers nod knowingly whenever talk of stolen and abandoned shopping carts rolls around. Shiny new shopping carts at Publix came with new warning signs in the Searstown parking lot, telling shoppers the supermarket’s carts will become inoperable if pushed past the perimeter of the parking lot.

City keeps Halloween festivities on schedule

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Trick-or-treating in Key West will happen Oct. 31 after all, city commissioners decided when they couldn’t come to a majority decision Tuesday night. City Manager Jim Scholl asked the commission to urge locals to trick-or-treat Sunday, Nov. 1, citing public safety concerns in light of the Fantasy Fest parade set for Saturday, Oct. 31.
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MARATHON — A commercial fisherman with no navigational lights was arrested after state wildlife officers reportedly caught him at 1 a.m. Monday with myriad undersized snapper near shore,...
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“So you live in Mid-Town and want a transient rental license so you can sell your house for more money and move away. And then the buyer turns it into a daily rental and now you have noisy,...
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Hurricane was town's defining moment

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

This story originally appeared in the Florida Keys Free Press on Sept. 1, 2010, for the 75th anniversary of the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, the most powerful Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the United States.

Elderly dog finds home after 6-year wait

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

KEY LARGO — Six years may not seem like a long time for most people. But if you’re a 12-year-old, partially-blind and deaf dog that was abandoned by her owners in a parking lot and who spent half her life in an animal shelter, it might be.

Marathon selects Lindsey as city manager

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

MARATHON — As expected, Charles Lindsey, a former Marathon-based Coast Guard official, was unanimously selected at the Aug. 25 council meeting to hold the city’s top job as...
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