Oct 302015
Oxymoron: Parking in Old Town

by Dennis Reeves Cooper……. Oxymoron is defined as a figure of speech that is incongruous and seemingly self-contradictory. Thus, I present to you the phrase “parking in Old Town.” The problem here is not that there is no place to park in Old Town. There are lots of places to park. It’s just that there are often more drivers looking for parking spaces– usually free parking spaces– than there are spaces. And it’s not like city commissioners and city managers haven’t been trying to address [continue reading…]

Oct 302015
Rep. Raschein Announces Florida Keys Stewardship Act as Top Legislative Priority

Florida Representative Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo) this week announced the filing of legislation to create the Florida Keys Stewardship Act, her top legislative priority for the 2016 Legislative Session. The Senate companion bill will be introduced by Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby). House Bill 447 seeks to invest $25 million per year for 10 years into the Florida Keys’ most significant environmental needs, including nearshore water quality, restoration and protection through wastewater, stormwater and canal water restoration; water supply protection; and land investment for critical habitat [continue reading…]

 October 30, 2015  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #138, Public Notice 1 Response »
Oct 302015
Safe Ride for Fantasy Fest

Why stress about parking and traffic to see this year’s Fantasy Fest parade when you can ride the shuttle? Let Key West Transit’s Safe Ride do the driving! The shuttle begins at 5 p.m. Saturday and runs continuously until 2 a.m. Fare is just $2 per trip on the local route and $4 per trip for the Lower Keys Shuttle. The shuttles cover Key West and Stock Island, as well as the Lower Keys Shuttle between Marathon and Key West. The downtown drop off point [continue reading…]

 October 30, 2015  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #138, Public Notice No Responses »