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

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01:58 pm | The stakes could not be higher. The future look of the island, the evolution of property values and the protection of development rights all intersect. ...

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01:54 pm | Mote tags 34 sharks in mission to understand habitat, patterns and populations....

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05:36 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 20, 2016 through April 26, 2017...

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04:53 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 18 Noise disturbance 5:15 p.m. Sgt. Coffman responded to...

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04:51 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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04:48 pm | ‘A lot of us are nervous. We have not seen traffic of this magnitude through a roundabout and we would hate to be the guinea pig.’...

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04:43 pm | ‘There is a present crisis at Greer Island, the homes on Gulf Road are in imminent danger.’...

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04:21 pm | I tried to take the turn into the driveway slowly so our cat, Popsicle, who was now melting in a brown box, would not bounce around in the trunk....

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03:59 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 13, 2016 through April 19, 2017...

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03:56 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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03:54 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 10 Trespassing 4:15 p.m. Officer Cooper responded to Gulfside...

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02:57 pm | Michael J. Rowe Jr. of Sarasota was arrested on April 14 by Longboat Key Police and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office for leaving the scene of a traffic crash with great bodily injuries....

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02:01 pm | Longboat Key News columnist Richard Hershatter leaves behind a 50-year career and a life full of passionate pursuits....

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01:58 pm | Will Longboat’s main thoroughfare be transformed into a signature roadway after all utility lines are removed? Town to discuss....

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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...

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01:47 pm | CAROL ERKER Guest Columnist erker@lbknews.com Calling traffic and its impact on Longboat Key “an old problem that is getting worse,” Lenny Landau and Tom Freiwald from the Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force addressed...

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01:15 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 3 Dog on the beach 1:00 p.m. Sgt. Smith...

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01:14 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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12:58 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 6, 2016 through April 12, 2017...

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09:55 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 30, 2016 through April 5, 2017...

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09:53 am | Victim transported to Blake Hospital where life-saving neurosurgery was performed. LBK Police seek any and all information on motorist....

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Major Headlines

New Longboat rules to affect Colony, building heights and rebuild rights »

New Longboat rules to affect Colony, building heights and rebuild rights 01:58 pm | The stakes could not be higher. The future look of the island, the evolution of property values and the protection of development rights all intersect. ...

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Shark tagging success »

Shark tagging success 01:54 pm | Mote tags 34 sharks in mission to understand habitat, patterns and populations....

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Longboat fears Sarasota roundabout could worsen traffic at Gulfstream »

Longboat fears Sarasota roundabout could worsen traffic at Gulfstream 04:48 pm | ‘A lot of us are nervous. We have not seen traffic of this magnitude through a roundabout and we would hate to be the guinea pig.’...

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Dredging planned to save Greer Island »

Dredging planned to save Greer Island 04:43 pm | ‘There is a present crisis at Greer Island, the homes on Gulf Road are in imminent danger.’...

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Police arrest Sarasota man in Longboat Hit-and-Run case »

Police arrest Sarasota man in Longboat Hit-and-Run case 02:57 pm | Michael J. Rowe Jr. of Sarasota was arrested on April 14 by Longboat Key Police and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office for leaving the scene of a traffic...

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Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law »

Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law 02:01 pm | Longboat Key News columnist Richard Hershatter leaves behind a 50-year career and a life full of passionate pursuits....

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Longboat plans future look of Gulf of Mexico Drive »

Longboat plans future look of Gulf of Mexico Drive 01:58 pm | Will Longboat’s main thoroughfare be transformed into a signature roadway after all utility lines are removed? Town to discuss....

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Café Don Giovanni, the end of an era »

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...

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Traffic: No magic bullet »

Traffic: No magic bullet 01:47 pm | CAROL ERKER Guest Columnist erker@lbknews.com Calling traffic and its impact on Longboat Key “an old problem that is getting worse,” Lenny Landau and Tom Freiwald from the Longboat...

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Longboat bicyclist survives hit-and-run following surgery »

Longboat bicyclist survives hit-and-run following surgery 09:53 am | Victim transported to Blake Hospital where life-saving neurosurgery was performed. LBK Police seek any and all information on motorist....

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Amore lives on at Burns Court »

Amore lives on at Burns Court 09:50 am | Owner Howard Rooks says the Italian restaurant will reopen in July at its new location....

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Manatees off ‘Endangered’ list, Buchanan fighting the change »

Manatees off ‘Endangered’ list, Buchanan fighting the change 09:44 am | Buchanan plans to contact the Secretary of the Interior to reconsider the downlisting and says move from Endangered to Threatened could cause reassessment of protections....

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Vice Mayor talks Longboat future »

Vice Mayor talks Longboat future 09:11 am | “The Community Arts Center will be a great thing for Longboaters who don’t want to run into Sarasota and it will allow plays, concerts, and ballet companies the...

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Mote focuses on climate change, ocean acidification »

Mote focuses on climate change, ocean acidification 09:06 am | Mote Marine Laboratory scientist Dr. Emily Hall and Eckerd College scientist Dr. Cory Krediet recently received a Protect Our Reefs license plate grant to study ocean acidification and...

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How to make $2,500 in three hours »

How to make $2,500 in three hours 01:17 pm | What were we hoping to achieve? We set ourselves three objectives....

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Opinion

The 11,000 Unit Elephant at the Edge of Town »

The 11,000 Unit Elephant at the Edge of Town

01:52 pm | There is no way to halt the march of time and development. Even though Longboat is built-out,...

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What’s the matter with Connecticut? »

What’s the matter with Connecticut?

01:51 pm | Connecticut’s top tax rate rate is now higher than the 5.1% flat rate in the state formerly...

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The frozen cat I buried on Good Friday »

The frozen cat I buried on Good Friday

04:21 pm | I tried to take the turn into the driveway slowly so our cat, Popsicle, who was now...

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Cuba, Stuck in the past »

Cuba, Stuck in the past

04:12 pm | Cuba is a communist dictatorship in a time warp. For some, that lends it a rebellious allure....

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Circular reasoning, the commission and canal dredging »

Circular reasoning, the commission and canal dredging

04:10 pm | I believe that, like neighborhood undergrounding, the town should ask the voters what they feel is fair...

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Trump says he’ll work with Democrats »

Trump says he’ll work with Democrats

01:53 pm | Will they work with him?...

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The future of rental property on Longboat Key »

The future of rental property on Longboat Key

01:49 pm | The town is faced with a difficult code enforcement situation, resulting in very few actions....

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Saudis put U.S. Energy producers to a test — and they ace it »

Saudis put U.S. Energy producers to a test  — and they ace it

09:38 am | The U.S. still imports oil (for now), but net imports have declined by half. America is...

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The people have spoken »

The people have spoken

09:34 am | It is clear from the last three referendum votes that residents on Longboat Key no longer wish...

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Notable & quotable: Mere fiscal Christianity »

Notable & quotable: Mere fiscal Christianity

09:04 am | “Simply put, I do not believe that the preferential option for the poor means a preferential option...

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Can we talk? »

Can we talk?

09:01 am | I hope the commission slows down and makes a concerted effort to get input from the greater...

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The human side of conservation »

The human side of conservation

01:20 pm | Maybe conservation begins with the environmental scientists, but it will never get very far if we don’t...

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Be not hasty »

Be not hasty

12:47 pm | ‘Be not hasty to believe flying reports to the disparagement of any. Be not apt to relate...

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  1. ghostrider: May we assume that each unit will be occupied by two people ? If that’s the case then you would be...
  2. A RAPTOULIS M D: Having spent much of my adult life summer vacationing with family and friends at The Colony, the new...
  3. Joey C: A `signature corridor ‘, why? Most citizens want to get to their appointments and back home without...
  4. Renae Farrah: Please keep bike paths and keep separate from pedestrians. Longboat has some serious bikers that Come...
  5. Graham Forbes: Longboat Key needs to decide if it is a residential area that currently has a road running through it,...
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  3. Shark tagging success
  4. The 11,000 Unit Elephant at the Edge of Town
  5. What’s the matter with Connecticut?
  6. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 20, 2016 through April 26, 2017
  7. On Patrol – Week ending April 28, 2017
  8. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending April 28, 2017
  9. Longboat fears Sarasota roundabout could worsen traffic at Gulfstream
  10. Dredging planned to save Greer Island
  11. The frozen cat I buried on Good Friday
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Mote focuses on climate change, ocean acidification »

09:06 am | Mote Marine Laboratory scientist Dr. Emily Hall and Eckerd College scientist Dr. Cory Krediet recently received a Protect Our Reefs license plate grant to study ocean acidification and climate change conditions on corals using a sea anemone as a model organism....

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Mote focuses on climate change, ocean acidification

On Patrol – Week ending April 28, 2017 »

04:53 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 18 Noise disturbance 5:15 p.m. Sgt. Coffman responded to Bayou Sound inn reference to construction noise after hours. Upon arrival, he made contact with the person who was just finishing for...

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On Patrol – Week ending April 28, 2017

Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law »

02:01 pm | Longboat Key News columnist Richard Hershatter leaves behind a 50-year career and a life full of passionate pursuits....

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Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law

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

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 20, 2016 through April 26, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 20, 2016 through April 26, 2017 »

05:36 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 20, 2016 through April 26, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 13, 2016 through April 19, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 13, 2016 through April 19, 2017 »

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 6, 2016 through April 12, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 6, 2016 through April 12, 2017

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 30, 2016 through April 5, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 30, 2016 through April 5, 2017

09:55 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 30, 2016 through April 5, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 23, 2016 through March 30, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 23, 2016 through March 30, 2017

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

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

10:28 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 16, 2016 through March 22, 2017...

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

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

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Key Life

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…

12:49 pm | ...

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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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Waves of Light

Waves of Light »

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

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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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