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Keys look to 'raise the roof' to help homeowners cope with rising seas

In the Florida Keys, you can't go inland to get away from rising seas. So the adaptation strategy is to elevate. And the Army Corps of Engineers' coastal flood plan for the Keys calls for elevation, not buyouts — because property in the island chain is so valuable that it's cheaper to raise homes than to purchase them.
MONROE COUNTY, FL
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KEYS SCHOOL OFFICIALS SEEK WAYS TO ATTRACT & RETAIN TEACHERS

A strategic plan is in the works for the Monroe County School District. Recruiting and retaining a workforce, as well as maintaining a safe environment on school grounds, were among the items discussed during a May 10 school board gathering at Coral Shores High School. Elisa Levy, strategic planning consultant,...
KEY WEST, FL
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TAKE STOCK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM SENDS 58 KEYS SENIORS TO COLLEGE & CAREERS

The Take Stock in Children program of Monroe County will send 58 graduating seniors into the world of college and careers with scholarships later this month. The TSIC Class of 2022 represents 10% of the entire Class of 2022 graduating from Monroe County schools. The TSIC scholars are leaving high school with a collective average GPA of 3.661, which is 10% higher than the average GPA of the overall district’s class of 2022.
MONROE COUNTY, FL
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FUN SUMMER JOBS CALL UPPER KEYS STUDENTS

High school and college students have a lot of choices this summer when it comes to rewarding, challenging and lucrative employment in the Upper Keys. The labor shortage/housing crisis is making for a hotter than ever summer job market. “Up and down the Keys I think all of us in...
ISLAMORADA, FL
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County says yes to land swap but no to KOTS proposal and senior center

The Monroe County Commission on Wednesday agreed to move forward with swapping the county-owned Higgs Beach park for the City of Key West-owned Hawk Missile site, but shot down using the historic Diesel Plant on Truman Waterfront in Key West as a senior center and resisted allowing the City of Key West to temporarily use the Bayshore Manor senior living center on Stock Island for a homeless shelter. The County Commission, at its May 18 meeting, did agree to budget $425,000 from its general fund...
KEY WEST, FL

Woman arrested on child neglect charge

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 20-year-old Florida City woman earlier this week after an infant was reportedly found improperly secured in a car the woman was driving that crashed into concrete barriers on U.S. 1. The 2-month-old child was taken to Homestead Hospital and did not appear to suffer serious injuries, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt.. Janny De La Caridad Delgado-Hernandez was charged with child neglect...
MONROE COUNTY, FL
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KEVIN KOPP, CUDJOE KEY TRANSFER STATION, NAMED COUNTY'S EMPLOYEE OF THE FIRST QUARTER 2022

Kevin Kopp, who works the scale at the Cudjoe Key Transfer Station for the Solid Waste Department, was named Monroe County’s employee of the first quarter for 2022. On Wednesday in Key West, he was recognized by the Board of County Commissioners for his dedication to Monroe County residents, noteworthy performance, and positive impact on the community. He started with Monroe County Solid Waste in 2019.
MONROE COUNTY, FL
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COUNTY HOSTS PUBLIC INPUT TOWN HALL MEETINGS FOR FY23 STRATEGIC PLAN PRIORITIES

Along with hosting numerous meetings with local rotary, chamber, and property owner’s association groups, Monroe County will be hosting five public town hall meetings to provide the public the opportunity to give feedback and input on the strategic priorities for the upcoming fiscal year 2023 (FY23). During the town hall-style meetings, hosted by Senior Director of Strategic Planning Kimberly Matthews, attendees will be able to take a live survey, see real-time results, make comments on current strategic priorities, and offer new priorities. The Board of County Commissioners will use the feedback and survey results to set FY23 strategic priorities at an upcoming meeting. The BOCC’s new FY23 Strategic Priorities will be used during the creation of the FY23 budget process beginning in June to align the allocation of County resources with the strategic priorities of the community and the Commission.
MONROE COUNTY, FL