Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

A toll is the least they could pay

Being scolded and threatened by individuals visiting the Florida Keys with their large vehicles and trailers, as they create traffic jams and dangerous driving conditions for the citizens that live here; because we've asked our county commissioners to decrease their destructive impact, via the creation of a toll road for entry onto our islands, identifies a certain type of contempt and indifference for the safety and basic needs of Monroe County residents.

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Continue to support Nick Sheahan tournament

On May 30, I was part of a group of people who gave away 17 $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at Coral Shores. Quite an accomplishment for a small group of people who formed a foundation called the Nick Sheahan Scholarship fund 13 years ago. Thirteen years ago is when our community lost a kid named Nick to a diving accident in the Bahamas. Little did we all know he died of “shallow water blackout,” which has now become quite familiar to our Keys kids since his passing. It was a very sad time for Coral Shores and the students and Nick’s closest friends, one of which was my youngest son Mike.

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Throw the book at poachers

I am once more angered and saddened by the continued poaching of our natural resources by the ignorant and selfish. Recall the recent snatching of Key Deer by two Miami-Dade residents that resulted in the death of one

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Human slavery is all around us

This is in response to the letter to the editor from Frank Resillez in which he asserts that it is “egregious” to make a comparison between 21st century trafficking and the horrific slave trade of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Keys to Peace says thanks

In the spirit of kindness, Keys To Peace wants to thank everyone. On April 9, the community came together to enjoy a beautiful, spring day at our Kindness Festival and GIVEAWAY, held at the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, in Islamorada. The goal of this festival is to promote kindness and compassion throughout Islamorada and Key Largo. The event was a great success and we hope all participating enjoyed it as much as we did.

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‘No’ to big art

I went on line to look at the (very) large pieces of art proposed to be donated to the village as per a podium plea at last week's Village Council meeting for an immediate vote. Thank you for slowing down the process and not voting on it at the meeting.

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The gift of trees

This week 200 native trees made their way to Florida Keys Electric Cooperative members through the co-op’s energy-saving tree program – an offer brought to residents in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Bill an unfair gift to charter schools

On Monday, Florida needed one more senator to vote NO to stop HB 7069, a massive education budget-conforming “train,” which requires low performing public schools (a.k.a those serving mostly low socioeconomic students) to close or be privatized and become part of a state selected, corporate charter network, beginning July 1. HB7069 removes the requirement that such charters be nonprofit; it removes the requirement that they comply with local zoning ordinances; it removes a district's ability to negotiate beyond a standard charter contract; and it requires districts to find unused space in district owned buildings where the charter networks can set up shop.

Videos

A windy, sunny day in Key West

A windy Sunday in Key West kicked up waves and treated boaters to choppy rides. Visitors and locals enjoyed the breezy, sunny day on April 30, 2017.
Gwen Filosa FLKEYSNEWS
A windy, sunny day in Key West 0:53

A windy, sunny day in Key West

Dolphins visit Key West for Naval training 1:32

Dolphins visit Key West for Naval training

Meteor burning up over Lower Keys caught on dashcam 0:21

Meteor burning up over Lower Keys caught on dashcam

Keys Detention Center stages Easter egg hunt 1:33

Keys Detention Center stages Easter egg hunt