Mar 162018

BLUE PAPER MAY LIVE ON AFTER-ALL… Dear Blue Paper readers, Things were looking pretty bleak.  When we added up our Patreon pledges, our Paypal recurring payments, and our lump sum donations we were still far from our goal [less than $3000/month with a $5000/month goal] and we were ready to announce our final day.  However, we heard from several supporters this past week and we now have some real hope. So… we are happy to announce that, while our future is not yet certain, we [continue reading…]

 March 16, 2018  Posted by at 1:19 am News 3 Responses »
Mar 122018
Killing Cats in Key West

Click here to see the list of  “euthanasia outcomes” for KWSPCA shelters in Key West and Marathon in the past two years. Clarification regarding the 844 cases of “euthanasia”:  We thought we could equate the number of bona fide merciful euthanasia cases to the number of kills for “medical” reasons and “feline lukemia” however we realized that some of the animals put down by “owner request” could fall under the “medical” category and some of the cases categorized as “medical” may not rise to the [continue reading…]

Mar 112018
Community Resilience Workshop

Local Expert Panel Discussion to Build Adaptive Capacity (ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA )- The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) convened a panel of Monroe County professionals, from various fields, to discuss their recommendations for Building Adaptive Capacity in Islamorada. Dr. Keren Bolter, Senior Planner for Arcadis Consulting, was the lead scientific expert for the event and Alyssa Wood of the SFRPC presented avenues for the community to improve its FEMA community rating system (CRS) scores. The discussion panel included four local experts. Leah Stockton, new CEO [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 1:11 am Issue #259, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Mar 112018
Scam Involving Fake Deputies/Warrants Reported

Thieves are once again targeting Florida Keys residents by way of phone calls in which they falsely claim to be with the Sheriff’s Office. They are instructing citizens to pay them with pre-paid debit cards in order to avoid arrest. Often the thieves claim to be a lieutenant or sergeant with the Sheriff’s Office. They falsely claim the person who answered the call has a warrant for their arrest for past-due IRS debts or for failure to show for jury duty. The callers then instruct [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 1:00 am Issue #259, News, Public Notice No Responses »