Nov 202015
 
State:  What the Hell is Going on in the Keys? Must be "Other Forces at Work"

by Naja and Arnaud Girard……. The State’s Variance Review Committee blasted the local Health Department, questioning officals’ apathy in letting the Boondocks Grill, Draft House and Miniature Golf on Ramrod Key expand and operate, for years, without requiring a proper sewage disposal system. The landmark restaurant had a septic tank/leach field system permitted for 65 seats, but along the years they expanded the restaurant, increasing to 210 seats and paved over the leach field in the process. The Blue Paper obtained the audio recording of the [continue reading…]

Nov 202015
 
NEW MARIJUANA LAW: NO CITATIONS SO FAR

by Dennis Reeves Cooper……. Last July, the City Commission amended Chap. 42 of the City’s Code of Ordinances to give police officers more discretion when busting people caught with very small quantities of marijuana. Rather than arresting and hauling off to jail people found with less than 20 grams (less than an ounce), officers now have the discretion to, instead, issue a civil citation– like a traffic ticket. Rather than possibly ending up with a criminal record, these individuals would simply pay a $100 fine.. [continue reading…]

Nov 202015
 
Sheriff’s Detectives Investigate Wild Bird Center Break-Ins

Sheriff’s detectives are currently investigating break-ins at two affiliated businesses in the Upper Keys, the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center’s Sanctuary and the Mission Wild Bird Hospital. Sheriff’s deputies responded to both locations Thursday morning, where they discovered suspects had forcibly entered the buildings and had taken tools, keys and office equipment. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the case should contact Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. Tipsters can remain anonymous and, if a tip leads to an arrest in the case, the [continue reading…]

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