10:06 am | Should the town bury power lines on GMD or the entire key? Why or why not? And how should the project(s) be funded? Read what our candidates say......

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09:50 am | “We have managed major projects in the past without this position, and it takes money out of the slip-lining project. Water infiltration is a losing battle."...

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09:21 am | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Ste. 201B, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters...

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09:19 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Jan. 12 Public service reunites couple 1:57 p.m. Captain Skinner...

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09:18 am | It’s time for a different approach, one that looks to health....

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09:05 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 10, 2015 through January 22, 2015...

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12:11 pm | The town’s land-use regulations and Comprehensive Plan place strict limitations on the redevelopment of many multi-family and tourism properties. In short, you can only build to the size and scale of what you...

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12:08 pm | There are more than 30 major glass collectors in Sarasota and on Longboat and the pieces sold for between $1,000 and $45,000 each. ...

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12:04 pm | His impact helped form many of the regulations that encouraged stringent building design and the characteristics that formed the beauty and tranquility of Longboat Key....

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11:52 am | Do cold viruses like cold weather? They certainly do. One reason is they replicate much better when you cool the nose. But why? What’s the mechanism for getting more colds when it’s cold?...

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11:47 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Jan. 7 Noise disturbance 6:00 p.m. Officer Wier responded to...

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11:16 am | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Ste. 201B, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters...

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09:16 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 9, 2015 through January 15, 2015...

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07:39 am | Court battles, appeals and eventually consolidation mark the future of the waterfront property that has lay dormant for five years....

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07:35 am | The first question I ask is has anyone lost their sense of mission? In this case I believe the mission is in order. Then I look for leadership qualities; is the leadership escalating...

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07:31 am | The end of 2014 brought some eight-tentacled surprises to Mote Aquarium in Sarasota. On Dec. 26, Mote’s Caribbean pygmy octopuses — whose baby pictures made the national news earlier in 2014 — had...

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07:27 am | Barring the calling of a special election, residents will have to wait for more than a year to vote for burying the utilities on Gulf of Mexico Drive....

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07:22 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 19, 2014 through December 25, 2014...

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07:20 pm | Looking at four components of human health, we learn a lot about our evolutionary success....

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07:14 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Dec. 31 Suspicious vehicle 1:43 p.m. Captain Skinner was flagged...

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07:11 pm | Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Ste. 201B, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters...

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08:37 am | Longboat Key Fire Department Deputy Chief Matt Altman resigns, accusing boss of “favoritism” and “intimidation” and requests an investigation....

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Major Headlines

Longboat Key Candidates talk development rights, power line burying and dog park »

Longboat Key Candidates talk development rights, power line burying and dog park 10:06 am | Should the town bury power lines on GMD or the entire key? Why or why not? And how should the project(s) be funded? Read what our candidates say......

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Chaos ensues over proposed utility position »

Chaos ensues over proposed utility position 09:50 am | “We have managed major projects in the past without this position, and it takes money out of the slip-lining project. Water infiltration is a losing battle."...

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Free speech for me but not for thee »

Free speech for me but not for thee 09:43 am | The Left is fighting diligently against “hate” speech that is by definition anything they hate. That means the principal threat to free speech today is likely to come...

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Developing LBK’s future »

Developing LBK’s future 12:11 pm | The town’s land-use regulations and Comprehensive Plan place strict limitations on the redevelopment of many multi-family and tourism properties. In short, you can only build to the size...

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Art glass sells strong at Longboat auction »

Art glass sells strong at Longboat auction 12:08 pm | There are more than 30 major glass collectors in Sarasota and on Longboat and the pieces sold for between $1,000 and $45,000 each. ...

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Holocaust survivor, renowned architect and Longboat planning icon Bob Diamant passes at age 92 »

Holocaust survivor, renowned architect and Longboat planning icon Bob Diamant passes at age 92 12:04 pm | His impact helped form many of the regulations that encouraged stringent building design and the characteristics that formed the beauty and tranquility of Longboat Key....

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As Colony saga drones on, principal parties speak out »

As Colony saga drones on, principal parties speak out 07:39 am | Court battles, appeals and eventually consolidation mark the future of the waterfront property that has lay dormant for five years....

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Manager Bullock on Fire »

Manager Bullock on Fire 07:35 am | The first question I ask is has anyone lost their sense of mission? In this case I believe the mission is in order. Then I look for leadership...

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Baby surprises swim into Mote for New Year »

Baby surprises swim into Mote for New Year 07:31 am | The end of 2014 brought some eight-tentacled surprises to Mote Aquarium in Sarasota. On Dec. 26, Mote’s Caribbean pygmy octopuses — whose baby pictures made the national news...

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Longboat Deputy Fire Chief quits amid turmoil, demands investigation »

Longboat Deputy Fire Chief quits amid turmoil, demands investigation 08:37 am | Longboat Key Fire Department Deputy Chief Matt Altman resigns, accusing boss of “favoritism” and “intimidation” and requests an investigation....

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Longboat jewel thief sentenced »

Longboat jewel thief sentenced 08:33 am | Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge John F. Lakin sentenced a former maintenance man....

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Property sales still closing in on county record »

Property sales still closing in on county record 08:23 am | According to the Sarasota Association of Realtors, despite a slower November sales month, the hot sales pace for the first 11 months of the year keeps Sarasota County...

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Year in Review 2014: Colony Lender, Unicorp control 2.3 acres and key assets; $23 million ruling hangs in balance »

Year in Review 2014: Colony Lender, Unicorp control 2.3 acres and key assets; $23 million ruling hangs in balance 07:37 am | Although 2014 saw no resolution to the myriad of complex legal battles that would allow the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort to redevelop, there was progress on several...

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Year in Review 2014: Commission digs into power line burial plan »

Year in Review 2014: Commission digs into power line burial plan 07:32 am | Burying Longboat Key’s power lines started as a seemingly far-fetched idea at the beginning of 2014, but after the cost was revealed to be much less than ever...

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Year in Review 2014: Severe beach erosion, north end fix underway »

Year in Review 2014: Severe beach erosion, north end fix underway 07:30 am | This year marked the year that construction finally began on the north end groins, a structural solution to the constant erosion at the north end beaches. Plans for...

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Opinion

Change is constant »

Change is constant

09:41 am | I don’t know if I like the real or imagined changes in my idyllic island town....

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Tribute to Bob Diamant »

Tribute to Bob Diamant

11:57 am | Longboat Key has lost one of the primary heroes of the Town....

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Military cuts need revisiting »

Military cuts need revisiting

11:55 am | Making benefits a target, not wasteful acquisition programs, is unfair to those who serve....

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What didn’t Longboat Key residents get for Christmas? »

What didn’t Longboat Key residents get for Christmas?

07:27 am | Barring the calling of a special election, residents will have to wait for more than a year...

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Turning point in relations with Cuba »

Turning point in relations with Cuba

07:23 am | Cuba enjoys access to money, commerce, and goods from many other nations. The Cuban people are...

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Deja-Vu again »

Deja-Vu again

08:31 am | The ire and outrage currently being expressed in various sectors of the country arise from national efforts...

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Confession of an opinion writer »

Confession of an opinion writer

08:26 am | I, and some others, feel that there is really no such thing as a non-partisan office or...

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Do the wise men shop at the mall near Chick-fil-A? »

Do the wise men shop at the mall near Chick-fil-A?

08:00 pm | Has Christ has been stripped from Christmas and all that remains is an obese Santa fondling obese...

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Christmas Spirit? Bah-Humbug »

Christmas Spirit? Bah-Humbug

07:59 pm | I have never known a man who even claimed to have the slightest idea of what to...

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A Christmas Prayer »

A Christmas Prayer

07:58 pm | PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com This edition of our newspaper should hit the streets during Christmas week....

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The gift of the Jews »

The gift of the Jews

07:56 pm | It is vitally important we recognize the importance of the Judeo-Christian gifts....

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A white rose »

A white rose

07:51 pm | Beautiful words from the pen of a revolutionary....

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The Colony and clearing of cockroaches, Mayoral outbursts and attorneys drill for Longboat dollars »

The Colony and clearing of cockroaches, Mayoral outbursts and attorneys drill for Longboat dollars

08:42 am | The whole place must be cleared and all the convalescent memories must be extinguished before either Ocean...

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Year in Review 2014: Jaleski, Grossman decide to run again »

07:04 am | This year saw a repeat rivalry in the March 2015 race for the At-Large seat, as former Commissioner Gene Jaleski qualified to run against Commissioner Phill Younger. Also in a contested race is former candidate for commission Larry Grossman who will be running against Jack Daly for the District 4 seat. The District 2 seat...

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Year in Review 2014: Jaleski, Grossman decide to run again

On Patrol – Week ending January 23, 2015 »

09:19 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Jan. 12 Public service reunites couple 1:57 p.m. Captain Skinner responded to complainant at 4700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. The complainant stated that she was concerned for a man’s welfare...

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On Patrol – Week ending January 23, 2015

Obit: Kenneth Hugh ‘Kenny’ Barr owner of former ‘Sports Page’ »

08:15 am | Kenneth Hugh “Kenny” Barr, 73, of Sarasota, passed away on May 8, 2014. Formerly of Rankin, IL and Helena, AR, he was born February 20, 1941. He was preceded in death by his father, Loyall L. Barr; stepfather, Gus J. Dunn; stepmother, Gerry Campbell, and a brother, Loyall L. Barr, II (Lee). He leaves behind...

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Obit: Kenneth Hugh ‘Kenny’ Barr owner of former ‘Sports Page’

As Colony saga drones on, principal parties speak out »

07:39 am | Court battles, appeals and eventually consolidation mark the future of the waterfront property that has lay dormant for five years....

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As Colony saga drones on, principal parties speak out

Depression — Cheap ways to treat »

09:18 am | It’s time for a different approach, one that looks to health....

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Depression — Cheap ways to treat

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 10, 2015 through January 22, 2015

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 10, 2015 through January 22, 2015 »

09:05 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 10, 2015 through January 22, 2015...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 9, 2015 through January 15, 2015

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 9, 2015 through January 15, 2015 »

09:16 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — January 9, 2015 through January 15, 2015...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 25, 2014 through January 8, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 25, 2014 through January 8, 2015

07:22 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 19, 2014 through December 25, 2014...

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Property sales still closing in on county record »

Property sales still closing in on county record

08:23 am | According to the Sarasota Association of Realtors, despite a slower November sales month, the hot sales pace for the first 11 months...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 19, 2014 through December 25, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 19, 2014 through December 25, 2014

09:52 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 19, 2014 through December 25, 2014...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 11, 2014 through December 18, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 11, 2014 through December 18, 2014

07:34 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 11, 2014 through December 18, 2014...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 4, 2014 through December 10, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — December 4, 2014 through December 10, 2014

03:31 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — November 20, 2014 through November 26, 2014...

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Key Life

Starlite Room shines in Sarasota »

Starlite Room shines in Sarasota

07:42 pm | The Starlite Room, located minutes from many popular arts destinations, is the restaurant to be before or after a show....

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Sardinia: Flavorful and fresh Italian delights »

Sardinia: Flavorful and fresh Italian delights

11:47 am | Often times the best kept secret dining locations are found through word-of-mouth in Sarasota....

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Embrace the Holiday Season without tipping the scale »

Embrace the Holiday Season without tipping the scale

10:25 am | When you really want to indulge, limit yourself to three bites. ...

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Strong nesting season for sea turtles »

Strong nesting season for sea turtles

07:18 am | According to scientists from multiple research facilities, endangered sea turtles have had a highly successful nesting season along the Southwest Florida coast...

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Longboat Key as seen through a deluge »

Longboat Key as seen through a deluge

01:52 pm | The following photos are Longboat Key through the streaming deluge of rain last Sunday early evening. Photos by Stephen Reid....

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Cracking a world of poached egg possibilities

Cracking a world of poached egg possibilities »

08:20 am | It is not a secret that we “eat with our eyes.”...

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What’s happening at the LBK Education Center

What’s happening at the LBK Education Center »

07:47 pm | January heralds the beginning of the inimitable “season” in our Paradise....

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Key Recreation