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  1. Motorist involved in weekend crash diesRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 19 | KeysNews.com

    The 81-year-old Pompano Beach man involved in a critical crash on Saturday on Big Coppitt Key has died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Stephen Edward Attis was in a Honda sport utility vehicle when he attempted to pull into the northbound lane of U.S. 1 at Mile Marker 10, apparently to pass another vehicle, said FHP Lt.

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  2. Two pounds of pot nabbed in traffic stopRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 18 | KeysNews.com

    A traffic stop early Wednesday morning ended with deputies nabbing nearly two pounds of marijuana, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Tony Morejon, 52, of Big Coppitt Key, was charged with possessing a felony amount of marijuana and with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  3. State nixes channel dredging planRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 10 | KeysNews.com

    The state Department of Environmental Protection has denied a plan to dredge a small area of a channel off Big Coppitt Key, but the issue is far from over. Dwayne Day, the owner of the Fun Land property just off U.S. 1, has proposed to dredge a 230-foot-long by 10-foot-wide area of Shark Key Channel in order to facilitate a 126-dry slip boat storage facility with fixed and f... For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Citizen for this day or purchase this day's electronic edition at .

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  4. ObituariesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 4 | KeysNews.com

    Glicerio Lopez, 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Big Coppitt Key surrounded by his family on Jan. 1, 2017. He was a 37-year Key West resident and is survived by his loving wife Berta; his daughter, Idalmis Lopez; grandson, Josue Holta; son Dennis Lopez; grandchildren Denise and Daniel; brothers Rolando Lopez and Emilio Millan and st... For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Citizen for this day or purchase this day's electronic edition at .

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  5. Man wanted for stealing truck, cement machineRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    Monroe County Sheriff's Office detectives are looking for a Key West man accused of stealing a work truck and a cement pumping machine from a construction company on Big Coppitt Key, according to a press release. For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Citizen for this day or purchase this day's electronic edition at .

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  6. Housing project heads to county for approvalRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    The Monroe County Planning Commission gave its blessing to a plan to turn old hotels into affordable housing but not before putting a series of restrictions on the proposal. Key West business owner Joe Walsh wants to build affordable housing on the site of the old 31-unit Caribbean Village resort on Big Coppitt Key.

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  7. Affordable housing meeting tonightRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    The developer of a proposed affordable housing project on Summerland Key will hold a community meeting tonight, Oct. 21, to brief residents on the development. The meeting will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sugarloaf School, 255 Crane Blvd. If residents are unable to attend, they can meet individually with the planners for the developer of the project, Joe Walsh, at a later date, according to the private planning firm Trepanier and Associates.

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  8. Fisherman severely injured; struck by boatRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    A 29-year-old New Port Richey spearfisherman was severely injured Saturday morning after he was struck by a boat off Edward B. Knight Pier, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. David Corlew was spearfishing with another man who was not identified by FWC about 8:30 a.m. roughly 200 yards off the pier, formerly known as White Street Pier, with a dive flag when Corlew was struck by a twin-engine 32-foot commercial charter Sea Vee vessel, said FWC spokesman Bobby Dube.

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  9. Questions who should monitor FunlandRead the original story

    Sep 30, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    The reality is quite different. Funland is the new development on Big Coppitt Key that features dredging, the destruction of sea grasses, and a negative impact on fishing all in the name of making a buck.

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  10. Bug board scales back buildingRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    The Florida Keys Mosquito Control board scaled back the size of its Lower Keys facility and in turn reduced the amount of the proposed property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year. Prior to Wednesday's meeting, the board was considering a 40 percent tax hike for the 2016-17 fiscal year to help fund a facility on Big Coppitt Key that came in $2 million over budget at $4.5 mi... For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Citizen for this day or purchase this day's electronic edition at .

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  11. Suggests to commissioners to wait on new facilityRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    I, as many who live in the Florida Keys, think we have the best mosquito control group in the world. I have heard various news stories about the new facility on Big Coppitt Key and I just wanted to present an idea that maybe, just maybe, a $4.3 million facility may not be needed.

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  12. Sheriff's Office needs help IDing suspectsRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    A Monroe County Sheriff's Office detective is asking for the public's help identifying two young burglary suspects from an incident in August. The suspects stole two cases of beer and a pack of cigarettes from a home on Kingbird Lane, Big Coppitt Key, reports state.

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  13. Bug board to discuss building, tax rateRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    The Florida Keys Mosquito Control board will decide Wednesday whether to build a new $4.5 million Lower Keys facility and raise property taxes 45 percent or scale back the project and levy a lesser rate. In June, the board tentatively agreed to the 45 percent tax hike to fund the new facility, but after hearing an outcry from the public, the board has since looked at scaling back the project or building the project in phases over the course of several years.

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  14. Mosquito Control to rent to OxitecRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board found a way to help offset some of the costs of its new Lower Keys facility on Big Coppitt Key or rental payments if it can't afford the construction costs of the proposed facility. The board agreed Tuesday to allow the bio-tech company Oxitec to use its lab at Mosquito Control's office in Marathon to rear genetically m... For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Citizen for this day or purchase this day's electronic edition at .

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  15. Residents faced with dredging or Jet SkisRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    The good news for fishermen is a plan to dredge in a channel off Big Coppitt Key may be scrapped. The bad news is the property owner is threatening to start operating a personal watercraft rental business instead.

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  16. Bug board to raise taxes 45 percentRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board approved a 45 percent increase in property taxes for the upcoming fiscal year in order to pay for a new building on Big Coppitt Key. The district currently levies a tax rate that costs property owners $50 per $100,000 of taxable value and will generate $10.7 million in revenue for the district this year.

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  17. Dredging project draws oppositionRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    A plan to dredge a small portion of a channel off Big Coppitt Key is being met with resistance by two Florida Keys environmental watchdog groups and some backcountry fishermen. A Big Coppitt Key watersports business known as Fun Land is proposing to build a 126-dry slip boat storage facility with fixed and floating docks and boat launch platform, according to documents submitt... For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Citizen for this day or purchase this day's electronic edition at .

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  18. Woman charged with cruelty to childRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    A 27-year-old woman accused of hitting and stomping on an 8-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday following an investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Children and Families. Marina Jeanette Vega of Big Coppitt Key was charged with one felony count of child abuse without causing great bodily harm. ... For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Citizen for this day or purchase this day's electronic edition at .

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  19. Bug board reinstates director's pay raiseRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    Florida Keys Mosquito Control District Executive Director Michael Doyle appears to be back in the good graces of the bug board. Roughly six months ago, the Mosquito Control board members revoked a raise they promised him earlier in the year.

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  20. Community Book Fair celebration on Sunday at Books and BooksRead the original story

    May 10, 2016 | KeysNews.com

    A free Community Book Fair celebration is set for Sunday, with entertainment provided by the Key West Montessori Charter School, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Books & Books. Events include story-time readings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and a ukulele performance at 2:30 p.m. by the school's students, in partnership with Bahama Village Music Program.

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