Dec 112015
Guest Column: Richard Toppino for FKAA Board, "An Interesting Choice"

by Margaret Blank……. Richard Toppino of Charley Toppino & Sons has recently been appointed to the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) board. He will replace Melva Wagner who resigned in September after it became publicly known that she no longer lived in the Keys and was attending meetings by phone. Mr. Toppino was chosen from among eleven applicants for the position. It was a very interesting choice for two reasons: On his application Mr. Toppino names himself as an officer for Charley Toppino & Sons, a [continue reading…]

 December 11, 2015  Posted by at 1:16 am * Featured Story *, Island Voices, Issue #144 11 Responses »
Dec 112015
Key West Clergy Adopt Resolution on Religious Inclusion

At their Tuesday, December 8, 2015, monthly meeting, the Interfaith Ministerial Alliance of Key West and the Lower Keys adopted the following resolution: RESOLUTION Because religious freedom of all is a cornerstone of the great American experiment, enshrined in our Constitution and embodied in the diverse religious and spiritual communities of our citizens, We, the members of the Interfaith Ministerial Alliance of Key West and the Lower Keys renounce any and all rhetoric of exclusion and limitation based on religious beliefs and especially denounce any [continue reading…]

 December 11, 2015  Posted by at 1:13 am Issue #144, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 112015
Open Letter to School Board Member John Dick

John: According to a report in this week’s Keynoter, you are not supportive of hiring Latour “LT” Lafferty to investigate the financial fiasco in the HOB daycare program. If not Lafferty, who would you recommend and support the investigation? The School District clearly is unable to resolve what became of the missing $20,000 and who is responsible. The District has taken two shots at the problem, one by the Finance Department and one by the King & Walker auditing firm. Neither effort was successful and the [continue reading…]

 December 11, 2015  Posted by at 1:12 am Dr. Larry Murray, Issue #144, Letter to the Editor 1 Response »