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Letters to the Editor

Songbirds or bees when fighting mosquitoes?

I recently had an e-mail exchange with a member of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board. I questioned whether or not sprays used to kill mosquitoes might be having a harmful effect on songbirds. The result of that communication was inconclusive. I now realize that I may have been asking the wrong question.

Letters to the Editor

Celebrate workers this Labor Day weekend

One hundred and 22 years ago, President Grover Cleveland signed legislation declaring the first Monday in September to be Labor Day. Today, this holiday is more linked to the unofficial end of summer, the beginning of the school year or the start of football season. What has been forgotten about this long weekend is that it celebrates American workers’ contributions to our society.

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for help launching the new cultural center

The Florida Keys History & Discovery Center opened in January 2014 with a blank canvas of blue walls. Through a series of traveling exhibits and the sharing of personal collections, the center began work on permanent exhibits, starting with Legends of the Line, a historical perspective on the beginnings of fishing in the Upper Keys and the resulting industry of tourism.

Letters to the Editor

Florida Keys don’t need another tax

It is unbelievable how our politicians will try to milk more money from Monroe County residents. They are proposing a so-called “sin tax” on having a beer or cocktail at our local restaurants or taverns. I doubt many folks in the Keys would buy in on the idea that having a “cold one” constitutes a sin. It also may be a shock to the authors of this tax that us locals fill more establishments on a regular basis than tourists.

Videos

Biscayne Bay terrorism training

Biscayne Bay terrorism training, Miami Dade SWAT and federal agents on the Biscayne Lady vessel. This is a drill. Reporter, Keynoter and Flkeysnews.com are the only media on the boat. Video by David Goodhue, July 6, 2016.
David Goodhue dgoodhue@keysreporter.com
Biscayne Bay terrorism training 0:46

Biscayne Bay terrorism training

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Key Largo July 4th Parade

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Rehabbed turtle released

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Miami grad overcomes life of hardships