- The search for the next Monroe County School District superintendent continued this week as an advisory committee to the School Board narrowed down the list of candidates to nine from an initial pool of 56.
- Another finalist to be Key West's next city manager has dropped out of the running, further winnowing options the City Commission has when it chooses a manager June 4.
- A Big Torch Key resident who invested in three business deals that turned out to be frauds lost $141,787 to a middleman with a shady past, says a Monroe County arrest warrant.
- My opinion is that the grouper closure may have done us some good. The black groupers we have been catching and keeping have been extremely healthy looking to me and slightly larger overall.
- The reef and wrecks are offering up a bounty of fun fishing with tasty rewards these days.
As the mutton snapper are spawning, the bite on the wrecks is outstanding, with lots of fish in the 10- to 15-pound class. There are also medium-size amberjack and jack crevalle to pull on between mutton bites.
- T’was the week before Memorial Day weekend and all through the Keys, Captains were catching and clients were pleased. This month the bite is turning out to be red hot both offshore and inshore!
- Question: Several years back, I bought a business that looked too good to be true. Turns out, it was. Due to a lot of issues, I lost the business and am out a bundle of money. If that weren't bad enough, now I can't find a job.
- For a listing of home and condo sales in the Florida Keys for the period May 13 through May 19, click here:
- Florida's jobless rate in April fell to 8.7 percent as the state continued an employment rebound that began 11 months ago, the Department of Economic Opportunity reported Friday. But April's drop was also affected by the fact that nearly 28,000 job seekers dropped out of the hunt.
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