Opinion

Letters to the Editor

The Keys are losing our community

Over the past few years our company, Sea Air Land Technologies, has invested heavily in advertising for and interviewing prospective technicians and administrative personnel both locally and nationwide to facilitate needed staffing.

Letters to the Editor

The old Overseas is the new Overseas

We would like to thank all of the citizens of Marathon for your encouragement, support and patience in our efforts to return the old Overseas Lounge building back to some of its original glory. The three years it took to rebuild this grand structure was initially crowded with controversy, anxiety and bad guys but then our time became over-filled with hard work, sweat, ingenuity, creativeness and genuine good people.

Opinion

Protect large spiny lobsters

If all large female lobsters were under a severe catch limit but catches of small lobsters were not so limited, there would be a dramatic increase in the lobster population.

Letters to the Editor

Clean canals are essential for the Keys

On July 15, I had the opportunity to attend a Monroe County Canal Restoration Advisory Subcommittee meeting in Marathon. Every person involved was fully engaged in the welfare of the water quality in the Florida Keys. It was a very positive example of public-private cooperation in approaching a significant challenge.

Letters to the Editor

Mosquito Control director will be missed

The Florida Keys Environmental Coalition would like to express its best wishes for the director of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, Michael Doyle and his family, as he prepares to depart for new horizons with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Michael’s expertise in disease control, entomology and front-line service combating vector-borne disease transmission should serve North Carolina well.

Letters to the Editor

We can’t lose our coral reef system

As a lifelong Floridian, born here 55 years ago, I sometimes feel as if I have saltwater flowing through my veins. My tissues literally consist of Everglades water piped to my home from the Biscayne Aquifer. Protecting these resources is of paramount concern to me.

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.

Letters to the Editor

Climate change is real

Tom Harris and Tim Ball are notorious climate change deniers, and both have deep connections to the petroleum and coal industry. Why in the World would two supporters of the petroleum and coal industry badmouth solar? Golly, go figure.

Letters to the Editor

Authors have vested interests

It only took a little Google research to find out that the authors of your Aug. 19 Guest Opinion "Climate has always been changing" are both shills for the fossil fuel industry. That should have been printed on the article.

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.
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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