Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Kids win at fishing event

The Grace Jones Daycare cannot thank the Key Colony Beach Fishing and Boating Club for its very, very generous donation of $5,000 to our center. Not only did we receive this enormous donation but our children got to participate for free in their annual Kid's Fishing Derby on the Marathon Lady.

Letters to the Editor

Beware of scammers

As technology advances and cultural norms shift, financial fraud scammers may try new tactics to target victims. As we go about our lives, many of us do not stop to consider how our everyday actions are creating risk.

Letters to the Editor

Uber isn’t welcome in the Southernmost City

People calling to vilify the Key West City Commission's Uber decision [continue not allowing it for now] don't understand the issue. Commissioners had to consider potential legal ramifications of Uber's business model of wanting all of the gravy with none of the buy-in, liability or responsibility. In federal court, Uber has faced more lawsuits than any other U.S. start-up valued at $10 billion or more.

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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.

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Enforce the animal control laws

Contrary to Marathon city ordinance, chickens are proliferating throughout Marathon, disturbing neighborhoods with crowing, fecal droppings and the like. Before I vote for council, I and many others would like to know what each candidate intends to do to enforce the statute before we vote.

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Garcia helped the Keys

Over my years on the Islamorada Village Council we had to deal with (and solve) the single largest issue and project facing our community; the waste water project. We needed allies to help us receive outside funding and we turned to Congressman Joe Garcia.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Key Largo July 4th Parade 1:56

Key Largo July 4th Parade

Rehabbed turtle released 1:48

Rehabbed turtle released

Miami grad overcomes life of hardships 1:34

Miami grad overcomes life of hardships