11:00 am | Although Longboat was spared any storm surge or structural damage, the majority of residents experienced power outages that for many linger on....

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10:37 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Sept. 11 Suspicious circumstance 10:24 p.m. Officer Bergeron responded to...

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10:34 am | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall...

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10:27 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 7, 2017 through September 13, 2017...

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08:31 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 1, 2017 through September 6, 2017...

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07:33 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 24, 2017 through August 30, 2017...

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06:35 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 17, 2017 through August 23, 2017...

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04:35 am | Should we tear down our home?...

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07:50 am | The Town of Longboat Key prepares for the worst. What should residents do? What should they be watching as the Catagory 5 storm churns our way? When in and if you should leave...

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07:46 am | MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com Longboat Key Turtle Watch and Mote Marine volunteers are busy removing sea turtle signage in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Longboat Key Turtle Watch Vice President Cyndi Seamon says the group...

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07:44 am | The Longboat Key Town Commission will soon decide who will fill the shoes of longtime Planning and Zoning Board member George Symanski....

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07:37 am | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall...

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07:29 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Sept. 1 Suspicious sound 9:27 p.m. Sgt. Smith was dispatched...

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10:07 am | Hurricane Irma tracked ever so slightly eastward Tuesday night, but Longboat Key is still under threat from the category 5 storm...

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09:33 am | “It’s the challenge – the constant challenge that comes whether it’s a burglary case or the Zota homicides – I suppose I like to put bad guys in jail.”...

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09:01 am | “My final question is who will be responsible if someone drowns while using this unattractive nuisance?”...

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08:57 am | One solution to the lighting disorientations are sand dunes, which shield the lighting from the buildings....

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02:02 pm | “Think of it like a sponge that has already absorbed as much water as it possibly can.” ...

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01:34 pm | The local dolphin community has had a record year for calves, according to the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP), a Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) program in collaboration with Mote Marine Laboratory. During the...

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01:10 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Aug. 25 Public service 4:00 p.m. Sgt. Bidwell was dispatched...

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01:09 pm | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall...

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02:19 am | Sarasota City Commission puts brakes on City Manager Tom Barwin’s push for a pedestrian freindly Downtown as additional traffic lanes will soon be installed....

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Major Headlines

Longboat slowly regains power »

Longboat slowly regains power 11:00 am | Although Longboat was spared any storm surge or structural damage, the majority of residents experienced power outages that for many linger on....

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Irma threatens Longboat »

Irma threatens Longboat 07:50 am | The Town of Longboat Key prepares for the worst. What should residents do? What should they be watching as the Catagory 5 storm churns our way? When in...

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Sea turtle nests prepped for storm »

Sea turtle nests prepped for storm 07:46 am | MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com Longboat Key Turtle Watch and Mote Marine volunteers are busy removing sea turtle signage in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Longboat Key Turtle Watch Vice President...

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Residents vie to join town boards »

Residents vie to join town boards 07:44 am | The Longboat Key Town Commission will soon decide who will fill the shoes of longtime Planning and Zoning Board member George Symanski....

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Florida facing hit from Hurricane Irma »

Florida facing hit from Hurricane Irma 10:07 am | Hurricane Irma tracked ever so slightly eastward Tuesday night, but Longboat Key is still under threat from the category 5 storm...

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Policing Longboat in the wake of crime »

Policing Longboat  in the wake of crime 09:33 am | “It’s the challenge – the constant challenge that comes whether it’s a burglary case or the Zota homicides – I suppose I like to put bad guys in...

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Floating Longboat amusement park brings waves of ire »

Floating Longboat amusement park brings waves of ire 09:01 am | “My final question is who will be responsible if someone drowns while using this unattractive nuisance?”...

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Sea turtle nests survive record rainfall and resort hot tubs »

Sea turtle nests survive record rainfall and resort hot tubs 08:57 am | One solution to the lighting disorientations are sand dunes, which shield the lighting from the buildings....

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Storm takes toll on Longboat roadways »

Storm takes toll on Longboat roadways 02:02 pm | “Think of it like a sponge that has already absorbed as much water as it possibly can.” ...

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Sarasota dolphins busy reproducing in Bay »

Sarasota dolphins busy reproducing in Bay 01:34 pm | The local dolphin community has had a record year for calves, according to the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP), a Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) program in collaboration with...

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Traffic, tourism, condos drive Downtown Sarasota’s future »

Traffic, tourism, condos drive Downtown Sarasota’s future 02:19 am | Sarasota City Commission puts brakes on City Manager Tom Barwin’s push for a pedestrian freindly Downtown as additional traffic lanes will soon be installed....

September 4, 2017 / 1 comment / Read More »

Cars and pedestrians collide in Sarasota traffic showdown »

Cars and pedestrians collide in Sarasota traffic showdown 01:11 am | Longboat Key Mayor Terry Gans in a letter to Town Manager Dave Bullock said that he was “angry” because “any attempt to have serious discussions with the City...

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Anatomy of the Zota murders »

Anatomy of the Zota murders 12:51 am | The investigation, the police work, the arrest and the community that suffered through a long week following the double homicide that rocked Longboat Key....

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Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches »

Record year for sea turtle nests means more hatchlings on beaches 12:47 am | So far this year, a record-breaking number of nests have been counted from the north end of Longboat Key to Venice – 4,385 loggerhead and 77 green...

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Twenty Fraser Dolphins stranded; Mote responds following resident alerts »

Twenty Fraser Dolphins stranded; Mote responds following resident alerts 09:55 am | An 81-inch-long, 158 pound male did not rejoin the rest of the group despite an attempt by responders to send it back. ...

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Opinion

The real disaster is Florida Power & Light »

The real disaster is Florida Power & Light

10:56 am | Everything was back to normal with the exception of one huge monolithic entity — FPL and its...

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Canadian real estate taxes »

Canadian real estate taxes

10:50 am | President Trump may have a point when he says that ‘people don’t realize Canada’s been very rough...

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The chaotic frenzy of Media, Hurricane Irma and the US Open »

The chaotic frenzy of Media, Hurricane Irma and the US Open

07:41 am | Reporters today seek to fit the situation as if they are method acting for all of us....

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Notable & quotable: Waffles »

Notable & quotable: Waffles

07:31 am | What we both noticed visible from the car windshield was that some structures fared better than others....

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The Navy — its breaking point? »

The Navy — its breaking point?

01:29 pm | Whether just a money shortage within Navy can be the cause of total fleet-wide problems is not...

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What really happened in Charlottsville »

What really happened in Charlottsville

02:13 am | ‘There’s plenty of guilt to be passed around here, but the progressive socialist left will sadly exploit...

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Speak for Venezuela, Pope Francis »

Speak for Venezuela, Pope Francis

01:04 am | “When Pope Francis wants to make the objects of his disfavor feel his sting, he’s never lacked...

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Notable and quotable: Comey »

Notable and quotable: Comey

12:40 am | And as long as you maintain some distance from the fallout, and stick to the absolute letter...

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The city is the battlefield of the future »

The city is the battlefield of the future

09:29 am | “This is a long-term investment: A new training facility would not prevent quagmires like Mosul overnight.”...

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How a caffeined-up Al Pacino threatened my home — Part III »

How a caffeined-up Al Pacino threatened my home — Part III

09:24 am | I saw my face reflected in the mirror that looms in the foyer by the kitchen. I...

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How espresso nearly destroyed a family — Part I »

How espresso nearly destroyed a family — Part I

09:07 pm | eBay for me is a miracle of the modern marketplace. Take the frenetic otherworldly energy of the...

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How my marriage survives caffeine-fueled mania — Part II »

How my marriage survives caffeine-fueled mania — Part II

09:06 pm | The following is part II of the story in which my purchase of a used once-$6,000 espresso...

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U.S. Offshore wind farms run into headwinds »

U.S. Offshore wind farms run into headwinds

08:58 pm | ‘Offshore wind farms require hundreds of millions to billions of dollars to construct, depending on their scale,...

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Changing lives through the power of work »

02:51 pm | CAROL ERKER Guest Columnist erkerg@lbknews.com Veronica Brandon Miller, Vice President at Goodwill Manasota’s Foundation, addressed the Rotary Club of Longboat Key at its May 31 meeting. Miller outlined the ways that Goodwill Manasota works throughout Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and DeSoto Counties to provide meaningful, long-term employment opportunities to people who have faced barriers that have...

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On Patrol – Week ending September 15, 2017 »

10:37 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Sept. 11 Suspicious circumstance 10:24 p.m. Officer Bergeron responded to 3800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in regard to a report of flashing lights near the pool area of the complex....

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On Patrol – Week ending September 15, 2017

Longboat friend Sharon E. Oper passes »

04:04 pm | A Village resident, Oper loved photography, travel, parrots and especially Longboat Key....

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Longboat friend Sharon E. Oper passes

Café Don Giovanni, the end of an era »

01:55 pm | That quaint little restaurant at 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive with the “12 star food” where generations enjoyed dinner together has closed it’s doors after 15 years of dedication and outstanding service to the Longboat Key community.  Many residents and visitors will feel the emptiness that now fills the space where the smell of garlic...

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Café Don Giovanni, the end of an era

CPR initiative goes to heart of saving lives »

09:21 am | “Our goal is for people to do something before we get there with ambulances.”...

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CPR initiative goes to heart of saving lives

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 7, 2017 through September 13, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 7, 2017 through September 13, 2017 »

10:27 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 7, 2017 through September 13, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 1, 2017 through September 6, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 1, 2017 through September 6, 2017 »

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 24, 2017 through August 30, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 24, 2017 through August 30, 2017

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 17, 2017 through August 23, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 17, 2017 through August 23, 2017

06:35 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 17, 2017 through August 23, 2017...

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Should we tear down our home? »

Should we tear down our home?

04:35 am | Should we tear down our home?...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 3, 2017 through August 9, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 3, 2017 through August 9, 2017

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 27, 2017 through August 2, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 27, 2017 through August 2, 2017

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Key Life

Longboat’s favorite ticket for gourmet fun set for Saturday »

Longboat’s favorite ticket for gourmet fun set for Saturday

01:03 pm | The Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party, which is happening next Saturday, Dec. 3, brings out the very best in our community....

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Chef Angel joins Longboat’s Amore restaurant team »

Chef Angel joins Longboat’s Amore restaurant team

12:19 pm | Chef Angel Torres has arrived at Amore Restaurant on Longboat Key and is eager to share his vast culinary knowledge....

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Saturday Night Fever »

Saturday Night Fever

03:52 pm | Saturday night came to life on Longboat Key when actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston arrived by boat at Portifino at...

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Longboat Key Education Center celebrates 30 years of ‘passion’ »

Longboat Key Education Center celebrates 30 years of ‘passion’

11:48 am | SUSAN GOLDFARB Guest Writer goldfarb@lbknews.com For 30 years area visitors and residents with a passion for learning have been cultivating that passion...

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Final waves… »

Final waves…

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Mote sets turtles free

Mote sets turtles free »

01:14 pm | Mote has documented more than 2,000 nests from loggerheads,...

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Waves of Light

Waves of Light »

02:01 pm | Night descends on Lido Shores. Photo by Steve Reid...

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