Sep 022016

by Arnaud and Naja Girard…….. The U.S. Navy is considering moving some 400 military families to Key West.  They would be supporting the Navy’s new Triton surveillance drone program. According to the Navy, the deployment shouldn’t be a problem, in terms of housing for new personnel, since the preliminary impact study drafted by the US Fleet Force Command shows that the Lower Keys area has a 43% housing vacancy rate. Key West, they claim, is a little bit tighter with only a 34% vacancy rate. The draft [continue reading…]

Sep 022016
City Manager Defends Amnesty Program for Hundreds of Illegal Transient Rentals by Claiming it's Not Happening

Commentary by Arnaud and Naja Girard…….. Four thousand dollars a week is not unusual for the rental of a house in Old Town – as long as you can rent to tourists – that is. Last Wednesday on US 1 Radio’s Morning Magazine, City Manager Jim Scholl went on the defensive amidst accusations that the City has been rewarding illegal transient rental operators. In a story published last week in The Blue Paper we revealed that in 2013 the City had changed the grandfathered-in date in its [continue reading…]

Sep 022016
Update: Jeffery Dunn Found

Note: Dunn no longer has the facial hair shown in the attached picture. Update Sept 3, 2016 11:39 am: The Sheriff reports missing person Jeffrey Dunn has been located near Paradise Drive on No Name Key. He is in good condition. He told deputies he went for a walk after an argument with his girlfriend and got lost. A 56 year old man has been reported missing and detectives say they would like the public’s help locating him. 56 year old Jeffery Dunn of Big Pine [continue reading…]

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