Jul 012016

Issue 92 KWPD Whitewash for web

by Arnaud and Naja Girard…….

This week The Blue Paper received a copy of the FBI’s investigative report on the in-custody-death of Charles Eimers.

About a year and a half ago Key West’s Citizen Review Board (CRB) wrote to the Department of Justice asking for an independent review of a drama that shook the town.  On the morning of his first day on our island paradise, 61-year-old tourist/homeless person, Charles Eimers, died in police custody.

Initially it was reported by KWPD that on Thanksgiving morning an older man who had collapsed on the beach while running away from police had been sent to the hospital where he later died due to a heart condition.

But the story quickly tuned into the case that just kept going from bad to worse. In a few months, it had inflated into a scandal involving accusations of destruction of evidence, witness intimidation, and criminal misconduct not only by KWPD officers but also by the FDLE agents sent to investigate them.

CRB member Tom Milone called the investigations conducted by KWPD and FDLE, “tainted, compromised, and unreliable.”

“We wanted to know what had happened to all the missing video, the recordings, “said Milone this week.  “Somebody had to look into all the inconsistent statements by the officers, the conflict of interest.” Continue reading »

Jul 012016
County Mayor Heather Carruthers: Get The Facts About the New Florida Keys Stewardship Act

Dear Editor, I don’t know where to begin. I read with incredulity last week’s opinion piece by Mr. Kevin Diaz regarding the Florida Keys Stewardship Act (FKSA). It’s hard for me to comprehend how someone seeking to represent the citizens of Monroe County could so totally misunderstand what the Keys are about and it worries me that he could so totally misread this significant legislation. He has egregiously mischaracterized the Stewardship bill. Let’s start by explaining that there are some unique realities of land management [continue reading…]

Jul 012016
HOMETOWN! is Pleased to Announce its Third Event of the 2016 Political Season

A QUESTION AND ANSWER FORUM FOR CERTAIN CANDIDATES ON THE AUGUST 30 BALLOT The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street, Key West, Florida MONDAY, July 25,2016, FROM 5:00 – 7:30 PM Hometown’s first primary Question and Answer forum is approximately one month before the August 30, Election and shortly before ballots will be mailed to voters. Key West and Monroe County voters will have to make important judgments regarding City Commissioner–Dist. 6, Mosquito Control Board members, Districts 3 and 4, members of the Utility [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #173, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jul 012016
Crime Report

Man arrested for counterfeit money. The quick actions of a business owner in the Upper Keys led to the arrest of a Miami man for passing counterfeit bills. 56 year old Oscar Pulido walked in to the Salt Hair Salon at the 94 mile marker at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday and asked if the shop carried a particular hair product. The owner sold him the product, which cost $30; Pulido paid with a $100 bill, receiving $70 in change. As he left the shop, the owner [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:46 am Issue #173, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jul 012016
Three Injured, One Critical in Four Car Crash

A four-vehicle crash Tuesday night on North Roosevelt Blvd. injured three people, one critically. At a little after 9 p.m. a vehicle with three occupants was waiting to make a left turn into McDonald’s. The car was struck from the rear and pushed into the oncoming traffic. Two other vehicles, headed outbound, crashed into the melee. The victims of the rear-ended vehicle – two females and one male – are visiting from Virginia. All three were transported to Lower Keys Medical Center. One woman was [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:44 am Issue #173, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jul 012016
Tourists Claim: Ripped Off by Duval Street Cosmetic Shop

Complaints Lodged Against Duval Street Cosmetics Shop Two Key West visitors have lodged complaints against Francesca, a cosmetics shop at 119 Duval Street, Key West. The two reported being “ripped off” with deceptive sales pitches and then being taken advantage of during a visit to Key West April 26, 2016. Judy Nye, 70, of South Bend Indiana and Barbara Kabzinski, 79, of Spring Hills Florida, filed complaints with the Key West City Code Office and the Key West Police Department. The State Attorney’s office has [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #173, News, Public Notice 1 Response »
Jul 012016
Fourth of July Three Day Weekend Expected to Be Busy, Congested

With all kinds of special events planned for the Fourth of July holiday weekend county-wide, the Sheriff’s Office expects traffic to be very heavy throughout the Florida Keys starting on Friday and continuing through Tuesday, July 5th. The Sheriff’s Office will have extra officers on the water and on the highway in an effort to keep residents and visitors safe. If you plan to drive anywhere in or out of the county, make sure you plan extra time for your trip. There are a number [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:41 am Issue #173, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jul 012016
Actress Kelly McGillis, Former Key West Resident, Assaulted in North Carolina

Actress Kelly McGillis, 58, a former resident of Key West, suffered only scratches and bruises after being assaulted by a woman intruder who had broken into McGillis’ home in Henderson, North Carolina. The incident happened two weeks ago, on the evening of June 17. In a series of Facebook posts, McGillis said that when she returned to her home about 9pm, she noticed that a light was on and that the front door was unlocked. She said she also noted a pair of girls’ sandals [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #173, News No Responses »
Jul 012016
Aw Gee Whiz, Growing Greener Every Day?

by Sloan Bashinsky……. My random thoughts on Amendment 4 and related “growing greener every day” Key West, based on what I’ve seen, heard and read. Amendment 4 is a pro-solar energy Amendment to the state Constitution, on the August 4 ballot. Amendment 4 would offer a tax exemption to commercial property owners who install renewable energy devices in a state that already allows the tax break for residential solar power systems. Since it’s a proposed amendment to Florida’s Constitution, Amendment 4 requires 60 percent of [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:38 am Island Voices, Issue #173 No Responses »
Jul 012016
Yes, a GOP Delegate Revolt is Possible

by Thomas L Knapp……. Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is heading toward July’s national party convention with a majority of delegates (as “bound” by state primaries and caucuses) in hand. But ever since it became clear that he would garner that majority, both he and the GOP leadership have spent a good deal of time trying to snuff out talk of a floor revolt by those delegates against his nomination and in favor of some other candidate’s. “The Republican National Committee put [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:36 am ~ Opinion ~, Editorial, Issue #173 2 Responses »
Jul 012016
Mosquito Control: Precious Time is Being Wasted...

Dear Editor, While the Oxitec controversy swirls around us, precious time is being wasted. Time that could be put to use to push back against Zika. Why is that important? Because the CDC has determined that Zika causes microcephaly and other severe fetal brain birth defects! Until last Friday evening, it had not been revealed that Zika may already be in Monroe County. Mosquito Control Board, Vice Chair, Steve Smith, revealed for the first time that at least one probable case of Zika is under [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #173, Letter to the Editor 2 Responses »
Jul 012016
White Street Pier Asphalting

The asphalted White Street Pier editorial I would have written: As a fairly frequent user of White Street Pier, I can say the surface of the pier did not need redoing. It never occurred to the city that resurfacing with black asphalt would make the pier a day time furnace during the hot months? Who, in the city government, made the decision to repave with asphalt? Who above that person approved using asphalt? The citizens are entitled to know. Why change the pier’s name? City [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:32 am Island Voices, Issue #173 No Responses »
Jul 012016
Shame on Those Who Use the 4th of July...

…to promote the false flag waiving Judeo-Christian & Military/Industrial/Political Complex agenda of perpetual war. “War is a racket” – WWI Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcuStxJHv4c “Why we Fight” trailer (2 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDo55KoKlyM “Why we Fight“) full length (1:26:46) It is time to embrace the second half of the American Legion Preamble: To foster and perpetuate a 100 percent Americanism To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation. To combat the autocracy of classes and masses. To make Right [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #173, Letter to the Editor No Responses »
Jul 012016
Time for a Steaming Cup of What???

by Kim Pederson……. Joe, dirt, mud, java, brew, cuppa, go juice, jitter juice, bean juice, brain juice. By whatever name, much of the world runs on coffee and not all of it Dunkin Donuts. But how many of us have ever paused, difficult when caffeinated I know, to wonder what the heck is in it. Not me certainly. Not until this moment, that is. Thanks primarily to the caffeine it contains, coffee is a psychoactive drug, which means it alters brain function and causes changes [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #173, Kim Pederson 2 Responses »
Jul 012016

A starling noticed how hungry the cat was. “Eat that one,” the starling said, motioning toward a caged canary, thereby hoping to keep attention away from himself. “But would that be a nice thing to do?” asked the cat. “Since when has protocol filled an empty stomach!” the starling countered. “Yes, that’s life,” the cat agreed, and ate both birds up at once. Kirby Congdon

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #173, Kirby Congdon No Responses »
Jul 012016
Keys Arts Weekly June 30 thru July 6

FESTIVALS & FUNDRAISERS Key Lime Festival 4th Annual SATURDAY-MONDAY Various times/events in Key West including a wacky talent show, pie-eating and cooking contests, a Key Lime Martini Sip and Stroll and Key lime rum sampling and distillery tour. www.keylimefestival.com Independence Day Celebrations: MONDAY, JULY 4TH -Key West: VNA & Hospice 32nd Annual Picnic Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Casa Marina Resort, 1500 Reynolds St. www.keystix.com -Key West: Fireworks, 9 p.m., Higgs Beach, Atlantic Blvd. -Marathon: Patriotic Parade, Beach Party & Fireworks Show, 10:30 a.m., Marathon High School, [continue reading…]

Jul 012016
Pier Dedicated to Edward B. Knight

Ninety-nine year old philanthropist Ed Knight did the honors this morning, unveiling the plaque renaming the White Street Pier in his honor. The pier will henceforth be known as the Edward B. Knight Pier. In recognition of nearly a century of service to the citizens of Key West, the City Commission dedicated the landmark “as a reminder of the overwhelming kindness, philanthropic support, and act of generosity bestowed upon the city and citizens of Key West,” reads the plaque. “The City of Key West acknowledges [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #173, News, Special Event No Responses »
Jul 012016
Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi Selected President Elect of Florida Association of County Managers

ORLANDO – Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi was selected President Elect of the Florida Association of County Managers on Thursday at the Florida Association of County’s Annual Conference & Education Exhibition in Orlando. “It’s an honor to be selected by my peers throughout the state to serve,” Gastesi said. “This will help Monroe County stay relevant statewide. It also will help us learn about all the great things other counties are doing and how we can adopt them to better the lives of our residents.” [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #173, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jul 012016
ADVISORY: Florida Bay Forever Forum

EVENT ADVISORY Florida Bay Forever Forum The Health of this Unique Everglades Estuary and its Impact on the Florida Keys What: The Florida Bay Forever Forum is intended to provide Florida Bay scientists and members of the Florida Keys community an opportunity to discuss openly the current Florida Bay seagrass die-off (including the causes, the impacts, and prognosis for recovery) and the solutions to fixing this problem. Presentations by Florida Bay scientists will be brief (10-12 minutes each) and designed for a non-technical audience. Following [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #173, News, Special Event No Responses »
Jul 012016
Florida Department of Health Program Helps Veterans, Families Enter Health Care Fields

Tallahassee, Fla.—As our nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, the Florida Department of Health recognizes the men and women who protect our freedom and keep us safe. More than 1.5 million veterans call Florida home, making the Sunshine State the third largest veteran-populated state in the nation. The department is proud to offer several licensure support services to qualified military families to help them find employment in health-related fields. One of the services offered is the Veterans Application for Licensure Online Response (VALOR) system, which [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #173, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jul 012016
Department of Health Daily Zika Update

June 30, 2016 Tallahassee, Fla.—In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue a Zika virus update each week day at 2 p.m. Updates will include a CDC-confirmed Zika case count by county and information to better keep Floridians prepared. There are four new cases with one in Broward, one Duval, one Orange and one in Seminole counties. Of the cases confirmed in Florida, 18 are still exhibiting [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #173, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jul 012016
2016 Fantasy Fest Parade Applications are Now Available!

Imaginative Brains Wanted Now! Get your applications now to be a participant in the Fantasy Fest Parade, Saturday, October 29th. Let your inventiveness go wild and show off your creativity with an amazing entry: a fantastic float, bazaar bike or entertaining walking group for the ultimate enjoyment of thousands of spectators. Send us sketches of your original creation. We are looking for anything from bewitching to barbaric! All applications are due by Friday, October 7th at 5pm, with full payment and design. Download the application [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #173, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 012016
Swimming Lagoon at Rowell's Park Reopens for Fourth of July Weekend

KEY LARGO – The swimming lagoon at the new Rowell’s Waterfront Park in Key Largo reopened Thursday morning after divers confirmed it was safe. The park originally opened Memorial Day weekend. A few days later the lagoon was temporarily closed for swimming due to calls to Commissioner Sylvia Murphy from concerned citizens. The citizens told her that when the lagoon was used as a marina more than a decade earlier at least one very large Goliath Grouper lived in it. Out of an abundance of [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #173, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jul 012016
Key West Zonta Club Seeks Applicants for Martina Thurmond Scholarship

Scholarship Program Awards Local Women Advancing Their Careers The Zonta Club of Key West is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Martina Thurmond Ongoing Education Scholarship. The $1,000 award will be provided to a Lower Florida Keys woman at least 30 years of age for use to advance her current career or make a career change through continuing education. Applications must be received by July 29, 2016 by 5:00pm and are now available on the club’s website. The scholarship’s namesake, [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #173, News, Special Event No Responses »
Jul 012016
"Stardust Stricken" Next in Film Line-up at Custom House Museum

Iranian New Wave filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf is the subject of “Stardust Stricken,” a portrait of the artist’s journey from prison-bound political activist to renowned filmmaker. The 70-minute documentary is part of Key West Art & Historical Society’s “Art As History, History As Art” film series and features Houshang Golmakani and Makhmalbaf, two of the most important participants of the Iranian New Wave who come together to give us a rare look at the relationship between personal history, ideology, and art. “Stardust Stricken” will be presented [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #173, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 012016
Artist and Vendor Call for Midsummer’s Night Dream & Spectacle

Calling all musicians, actors, painters, card-readers, filmmakers, poets, dancers, storytellers, jugglers, fire-breathers, clowns, fairies, nymphs, and satyrs to take the stage and celebrate the arts in our community on Saturday, August 6 from 6-10pm at the 10th Annual Midsummer’s Night Dream & Spectacle at the historic Fort East Martello Museum in Key West. Co-produced by Michael Shields’ Java Studios and the Key West Art & Historical Society to benefit KWAHS children’s educational programs, Midsummer’s Night Dream & Spectacle celebrates the creative Keys community and gives [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #173, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 012016
Key West Art & Historic Society Joins Mel Fisher’s Treasures in Presenting Mel Fisher Days Festival to Benefit Wesley House Family Services

Key West Art & Historical Society joins Mel Fisher’s Treasures team this year in presenting Mel Fisher Days, a celebration of the rum-and-coke drinking, gold-chain-adorned Keys character remembered as “the world’s greatest treasure hunter” and a benefit for Wesley House Family Services, a not-for-profit organization whose programs provide crucial support to child welfare and family preservation throughout the Florida Keys. Slated for Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, this year’s festival features a treasure-trove of events ranging from the educational to the adventurous, including [continue reading…]

 July 1, 2016  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #173, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 242016
The Clever Deception of the “Florida Keys Stewardship Act”

  by Kevin Diaz [candidate for State Representative, Dist,. 120]…… For many months now, we have heard our local leaders present the Florida Keys Stewardship Act as an amazing piece of legislation for Monroe County. However, there are many provisions within the Florida Keys Stewardship Act that put into question the purported positive impact of the bill. The Act essentially allows housing developers to build on environmentally critical land in our community. To top it off, it labels affordable housing as 160% of the median [continue reading…]

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 7:09 am * Featured Story * 9 Responses »
Jun 242016

by Dennis Reeves Cooper… The Southernmost Point. That big red buoy at the southern end of Whitehead Street. One of the top tourist attractions on the island. But most Key Westers know that the big red buoy does not really mark the actual geographic Southernmost Point. The actual Southernmost Point is supposedly a few blocks on the other side of that fence on Navy property, right? But if the buoy were placed over there, very few tourists would be able to go there and get [continue reading…]

Jun 242016
U.S. Customs Approves More Passenger Capacity for Cuba to Key West Flights

U.S. Customs and Border Protection approved Key West International Airport’s request to support increased scheduled air service between Key West and Havana, Cuba, a route applied for by Silver Airlines. In a letter dated June 21, 2016 the CBP approved up to 20 passengers per flight, doubling the previous capacity that has been allowed since 2011. “We are hopeful that Silver Airlines will be granted the Key West to Havana route and we made this request in preparation for that possibility,” said Donald DeGraw, Director [continue reading…]

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 1:11 am Issue #172, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jun 242016
Coral Reefs Facing Warming Waters and Increased Bleaching in the U.S., NOAA Outlook Says

Hotter-than-normal ocean temperatures continue for 3rd consecutive year A new NOAA outlook shows that many coral reefs across around the world will likely be exposed to higher-than-normal sea temperatures for an unprecedented third year in a row, leading to increased bleaching – and with no signs of stopping. While the bleaching event is global, it will hit the U.S. hard, especially in Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida Keys, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The deeper reefs in the Flower [continue reading…]

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 1:10 am Issue #172, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jun 242016
Utah v. Strieff: SCOTUS Fuels a Dangerous Fire

by Thomas L. Knapp……. The US Supreme Court’s majority opinion in Utah v. Strieff, issued on June 20, is the latest in a long line of rulings expanding the powers of police at the expense of everyone else. Such expansions represent a clear and present danger to the public … and when resistance to the abuses they encourage explodes into open violence, as it surely will sooner or later, to police themselves. Edward Strieff was detained in what the state of Utah’s attorneys openly admit [continue reading…]

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 1:08 am ~ Opinion ~, Editorial, Issue #172 2 Responses »
Jun 242016
Syria: Change the (Dissent) Channel

by Thomas L. Knapp……. The US State Department’s “Dissent Channel” is a mechanism through which department personnel may disagree with administration policy without fear of job retribution. On June 17, Mark Landler of the New York Times revealed the existence of a recent “Dissent Channel” memo bearing the signatures of 51 diplomats and other department officials and calling for “a more militarily assertive US role in Syria [versus the Assad regime], based on the judicious use of stand-off and air weapons.” Let me open my [continue reading…]

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 1:06 am ~ Opinion ~, Editorial, Issue #172 1 Response »
Jun 242016
New Report Shows 750,000 People with Disabilities Behind Bars

New Report Shows 750,000 People with Disabilities Behind Bars; Offers Specific Recommendations to Include Disability Lens in Justice Reform Process Washington, – As the White House and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle consider criminal justice reform, a new white paper, “Disability & Criminal Justice Reform: Keys to Success” was released this week by the nonprofit disability organization, RespectAbility. The report uses public data previously available but never before assembled and analyzed. It makes a series of recommendations to reduce the school-to-prison pipeline for people [continue reading…]

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 1:04 am Issue #172, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jun 242016
In Praise of Lower Education

by Ray Jason……. One of the great joys of my sea gypsy life is the wonderful sense of camaraderie that exists amongst the ocean sailing community. Because we have voluntarily embraced dangers that land-dwellers vigorously avoid, we have a deep sense of kinship. And when we gather together in foreign ports, we are extremely helpful to each other because we are essentially a wandering, water-winged tribe. This is a far cry from the isolation and suffocation of the modern suburbs. A common fixture of our [continue reading…]

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 1:02 am Island Voices, Issue #172 2 Responses »
Jun 242016
The Eyes (and Ears) in the Machines

by Kim Pederson……. Across the pond in England starting in 1811 and and ending roughly in 1816, a group of textile weavers, employed by others or self-employed, rebelled against the machines. The particular devices were stocking looms, spinning frames, and power looms developed as part of the Industrial Revolution. The weavers feared they would lose their jobs to lower-paid, less-skilled workers because of the new technologies and went on a region-wide machine-breaking rampage in the northwestern part of the country, one that had to be [continue reading…]

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 1:00 am Issue #172, Kim Pederson No Responses »
Jun 242016
Thousand Cats Hill

Thousand Cats Hill The Watrous boy said he saw a million cats on the hill in back of the house. His father admonished him that one should alway speak the truth. The boy reduced the number to a thousand. To a hundred. Ten. Well, there was a stray gone wild up on the hill. And it moved so fast it looked like there were two of them. At least two. Maybe more.

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 12:58 am ~ Artists ~, Kirby Congdon No Responses »
Jun 242016
"Occupy" the establishment

To the Editor, Conch Republicans – “We the people” need to “Occupy” the establishment. Too many have unknowingly(?) been co-opted by the Dark side. GMO mosquitos are designed to get us comfortable with the transhuman agenda (Google it) – a corruption of God’s agenda. Long live the Conch (& American) Republic. May the FARCE be with us! E PLURIBUS UNUM Ronald Cole

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 12:56 am Issue #172, Letter to the Editor No Responses »
Jun 242016
We Have Met the Enemy And He Is Us

Dear Editor, How did the sanitary sewer project go so wrong? It all goes back to the one cent sales tax extension that was used to pay for the sewer system. This is an unconventional way to finance a local sewer system, but it eliminated the need for an environmental assessment plan that would have been carefully reviewed by the Corps of Engineers. There was widespread public support for the sales tax extension. It looked like the ballot would easily pass, since it was sold [continue reading…]

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 12:54 am Issue #172, Letter to the Editor 2 Responses »
Jun 242016
Surplus Sales Tax

Dear Editor, According to the News/Barometer’s front page article, it appears that the BOCC doesn’t know what to do with the SURPLUS Infrastructure Sales Tax Monies. First of all why is there a Surplus?? If there’s a Surplus then the continuation of taxing the citizens isn’t needed. Hey BOCC, I’ve got a suggestion on what to do with the SURPLUS Infrastructure Sales Tax Monies(I-S/T monies). Spend the Money as the Voters Mandated. Quit trying to screw with George Neugeant’s LOSERS. Spend the $1600 each for [continue reading…]

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 12:52 am Issue #172, Letter to the Editor No Responses »
Jun 242016
Pier Dedication Ceremony

The community is invited to join in commemorating local philanthropist Edward B. Knight with a ceremony renaming the White Street Pier. The dedication ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29th at the base of the pier henceforth known as the Edward B. Knight Pier. During his 75 on the island, Mr. Knight has been known as a visionary and a man open to new ideas. He has made tremendous contributions to our City by way of real estate development, historical preservation and overall [continue reading…]

 June 24, 2016  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #172, News, Special Event No Responses »