02:55 pm | Each time the bridge went up, there was an instant three-mile standstill because of traffic volumes. ...

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02:52 pm | Town to fight rules that could spread antennas throughout community....

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02:50 pm | On Tuesday, voters chose Commissioner Jack Daly over Larry Grossman for the District 4 seat and chose former Mayor Jim Brown over Gene Jaleski for the At-Large seat....

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11:05 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 9, 2016 through March 15, 2017...

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11:04 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. March 8 Burglar alarm Officer Schoepfer responded to Longboat Club...

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11:03 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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10:50 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 2, 2016 through March 8, 2017...

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10:48 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Feb. 27 Too close to eagle’s nest Officer Houchins was...

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10:47 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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10:46 am | “I wish I could take a wrecking ball and remove this atrocity.”...

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10:43 am | The seawall is probably the only reason the Coquina Building at Longbeach Condominiums is still there. I have concurred that under the current setup it will not be possible to retain sand in...

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10:40 am | Other sources say that since the PAC is opposing a referendum question and not a candidate, the donation may be proper....

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10:16 am |   STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The Longboat Village hosted what looks to be the final public showdown between this year’s crop of commission candidates. The event was part of the Longbeach...

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09:26 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 23, 2016 through March 1, 2017...

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09:25 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Feb. 20 Unauthorized entry 12:59 p.m. Sgt. Bergeron responded to...

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09:23 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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08:37 am | Is the Town progressing succesfully on several fronts or suffering from a lack of planning? Key candidates differ......

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08:34 am | Unicorp president said he will lower the height of the buildings from 12 to 9 stories and reduce the number of condominiums from 180 to 108....

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08:30 am | The plan for a community Cultural Arts Center continues its momentum.  Last week, the Longboat Key Town Commission reached consensus to enter into a Pre-Construction Agreement with Ringling College of Art & Design...

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08:18 am | Longboat Key Commission candidates speak out on how they will lead, paw parks and what they love most....

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08:15 am | The Ringling land will be developed into homesites....

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08:13 am | Wild dolphins are more likely to be injured if humans feed them — even through unintentional means like discarding bait — reports a new study based in Sarasota Bay, Florida, and published recently...

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Major Headlines

FDOT responsible for Longboat traffic pile-ups »

FDOT responsible for Longboat traffic pile-ups 02:55 pm | Each time the bridge went up, there was an instant three-mile standstill because of traffic volumes. ...

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Legislation threatens Longboat power line burial plans »

Legislation threatens Longboat power line burial plans 02:52 pm | Town to fight rules that could spread antennas throughout community....

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Daly, Brown win at polls; Mote, Colony lose »

Daly, Brown win at polls; Mote, Colony lose 02:50 pm | On Tuesday, voters chose Commissioner Jack Daly over Larry Grossman for the District 4 seat and chose former Mayor Jim Brown over Gene Jaleski for the At-Large seat....

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Residents demand stricter building height policy »

Residents demand stricter building height policy 10:46 am | “I wish I could take a wrecking ball and remove this atrocity.”...

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Sand won’t stick to North Longboat Key »

Sand won’t stick to North Longboat Key 10:43 am | The seawall is probably the only reason the Coquina Building at Longbeach Condominiums is still there. I have concurred that under the current setup it will not be...

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Whittall fears funding fueling Colony “No” votes improper »

Whittall fears funding fueling Colony “No” votes improper 10:40 am | Other sources say that since the PAC is opposing a referendum question and not a candidate, the donation may be proper....

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Village peppers candidates with heated questions and reactions »

Village peppers candidates with heated questions and reactions 10:16 am |   STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The Longboat Village hosted what looks to be the final public showdown between this year’s crop of commission candidates. The event...

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Candidates Daly, Grossman talk planning, Ringling & future LBK »

Candidates Daly, Grossman talk planning, Ringling & future LBK 08:37 am | Is the Town progressing succesfully on several fronts or suffering from a lack of planning? Key candidates differ......

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Whittall scales back Colony plan prior to vote »

Whittall scales back Colony plan prior to vote 08:34 am | Unicorp president said he will lower the height of the buildings from 12 to 9 stories and reduce the number of condominiums from 180 to 108....

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Longboat community arts center plan keeps progressing »

Longboat community arts center plan keeps progressing 08:30 am | The plan for a community Cultural Arts Center continues its momentum.  Last week, the Longboat Key Town Commission reached consensus to enter into a Pre-Construction Agreement with Ringling...

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Candidates grapple with Longboat’s tough issues »

Candidates grapple with Longboat’s tough issues 08:18 am | Longboat Key Commission candidates speak out on how they will lead, paw parks and what they love most....

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Ringling shutting door on Longboat Art Center »

Ringling shutting door on Longboat Art Center 08:15 am | The Ringling land will be developed into homesites....

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Feeding dolphins leads to increased animal injuries »

Feeding dolphins leads to increased animal injuries 08:13 am | Wild dolphins are more likely to be injured if humans feed them — even through unintentional means like discarding bait — reports a new study based in Sarasota...

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Whittall fields Colony concerns, compliments on campaign trail »

Whittall fields Colony concerns,  compliments on campaign trail 11:31 am | As the vote nears, Longboat Key News spoke with Whittall about what he is hearing on his campaign trail and his reaction to the pros and cons....

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Ringling President Larry Thompson talks future Longboat Key plans »

Ringling President Larry Thompson talks future Longboat Key plans 11:25 am | “We strategized what was needed and how to accomplish it.” ...

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Opinion

Traffic hell thanks to the F-U-DOT »

Traffic hell thanks to the F-U-DOT

02:40 pm | “Do not assume I am patient. I am a caffeined-up, angry ex-New Yorker......

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Who should ride on Longboat’s infamous Mayor-go-Round? »

Who should ride on Longboat’s infamous Mayor-go-Round?

02:35 pm | We do not need a return to the past when commissioners cavorted behind the scenes with developers....

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Is the Colony Longboat Key’s Vietnam? »

Is the Colony Longboat Key’s Vietnam?

02:31 pm | We've seen defeat, but what will victory look like at the Colony?...

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The Mayor of Longboat Key »

The Mayor of Longboat Key

02:26 pm | These races are difficult to handicap. Among other factors, the Florida Sunshine Law makes it theoretically...

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Democrats: Your effort to destroy the President is abnormal »

Democrats: Your effort to destroy the President is abnormal

10:56 am | ‘The manufactured rage the media and political opposition is taking us to even angrier polarization in the...

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Making sense of Longboat’s convoluted election »

Making sense of Longboat’s convoluted election

10:12 am | Choosing candidates is akin to deciding between heads of cabbage at a market, the fact remains not...

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More on priorities »

More on priorities

10:10 am | PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com Last week I opined for these pages on priorities, our priorities –...

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Election day on the Key »

Election day on the Key

08:22 am | People spend lots of effort to win on a Density referendum, while even the four candidates for...

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More on sequestration »

More on sequestration

08:05 am | The military has to become not only bigger but more efficient. There is room to cut wasteful...

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Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel »

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

11:22 am | When it comes to the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort redevelopment a bizarre form of land use...

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A debt that cannot be repaid »

A debt that cannot be repaid

11:20 am | We send our best, and lose them, in the fight against the worst this world has to...

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Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love »

Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love

09:14 am | Scott had that ability to make whomever he was talking to feel that they were the only...

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Trump should listen on NATO »

Trump should listen on NATO

09:10 am | Some of you know that I am not always in agreement with our flag and general officers....

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  1. FDOT responsible for Longboat traffic pile-ups
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  3. Daly, Brown win at polls; Mote, Colony lose
  4. Traffic hell thanks to the F-U-DOT
  5. Who should ride on Longboat’s infamous Mayor-go-Round?
  6. Is the Colony Longboat Key’s Vietnam?
  7. The Mayor of Longboat Key
  8. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 9, 2016 through March 15, 2017
  9. On Patrol – Week ending March 17, 2017
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Coldwell snags Saunders’ agents »

01:21 pm | Stephanie Church and Courtney Church have now affiliated with the Longboat Key office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. The sisters were previously affiliated with Michael Saunders & Co., where Stephanie Church was the top-producing individual sales associate with the company. Stephanie Church began her real estate career in her native Georgia and moved to...

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Coldwell snags Saunders’ agents

On Patrol – Week ending March 17, 2017 »

11:04 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. March 8 Burglar alarm Officer Schoepfer responded to Longboat Club Road in reference to a burglar alarm call. Upon arrival, Officer Schoepfer located an open balcony door on the second floor of...

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On Patrol – Week ending March 17, 2017

Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love »

09:14 am | Scott had that ability to make whomever he was talking to feel that they were the only person that mattered — even if for a few moments. And while that sounds simple, most people with their racing thoughts, endless anxieties or salesman-like agendas are never present completely in the moment....

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Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love

Tube Dude moving downtown »

12:08 pm | Tube Dude is leaving St. Armands Circle for a property on Main Street just east of South Osprey Avenue. Scott Gerber, the president of Sarasota’s tubular smiling sculpture company, has plans to place an 18-foot tubular giraffe in the yard at 1818 Main Street. He’s modifying the interior, which is the previous home of Victoria...

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Tube Dude moving downtown

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

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 9, 2016 through March 15, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 9, 2016 through March 15, 2017 »

11:05 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 9, 2016 through March 15, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 2, 2016 through March 8, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 2, 2016 through March 8, 2017 »

10:50 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 2, 2016 through March 8, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 23, 2016 through March 1, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 23, 2016 through March 1, 2017

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 16, 2016 through February 22, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 16, 2016 through February 22, 2017

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 9, 2016 through February 15, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 9, 2016 through February 15, 2017

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 2, 2016 through February 8, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 2, 2016 through February 8, 2017

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 26, 2016 through February 1, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 26, 2016 through February 1, 2017

09:04 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 26, 2016 through February 1, 2017...

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Key Life

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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Longboat Fish Fry officially on hold »

Longboat Fish Fry officially on hold

12:43 pm | STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The Longboat Key Historical Society’s annual Fish Fry fundraiser that was slated for Oct. 30, is...

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Out on a Limb »

Out on a Limb

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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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