07:49 am | ‘I am not thrilled with giving up control to Sarasota or Manatee County and my overarching concern is to make our dispatch as good as it can possibly can be.’...

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07:45 am | 'If someone had just cut the line between the turtle and the crab pot, the turtle would’ve died.'...

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07:42 am | The Longboat Key Garden Club and Longboat Key Kiwanis Club have paired up for an exciting new ‘fun’draiser on Friday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 each and limited to 200...

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07:33 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 17 Water leak 7:51 p.m. While on patrol,...

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07:32 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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07:28 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015....

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07:25 am | The commission reached consensus to move all dispatch to Sarasota County with the caveat that the Longboat Police Station would be staffed around the clock....

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07:20 am | ‘The rap is very loud and very raw. Thousands of boats, mostly on weekends, are creating a very important and serious situation.’...

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07:16 am | As busy as life as a Longboat Key Commissioner may be, helping your son open a family restaurant is an added exhilaration that Irwin Pastor says is a labor of love....

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10:42 pm | The owner of a McCandless mortgage broker company pleaded guilty this past week in federal court to defrauding a bank of $1.8 million in a mortgage fraud scheme involving a Longboat Key house...

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10:38 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 19, 2015 through March 25, 2015...

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10:36 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. March 19 Vandalism at church 9:21 a.m. Officer Thomas met...

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10:33 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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10:31 pm | The Town Commission will entertain the idea of moving all dispatch for police emergency and non-emergency calls off of the island....

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09:47 pm | Roundabouts on GMD at both ends of Key considered....

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09:26 pm | Town manager Dave Bullock has provided a summery update on the current status of the implementation efforts regarding the recommendations contained within the Urban Land Institute Study the Town undertook in 2013. Here...

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09:17 pm | The simple explanation is fraud pays – economically and politically....

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09:14 pm | My memories of that evening are ethereal and impressionistic. Conjuring them up is like waking up and trying to give substance to a hazy dream......

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09:09 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. March 6 Stolen decal 5:12 p.m. Officer Cooper responded to...

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09:06 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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11:50 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 12, 2015 through March 19, 2015...

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Major Headlines

Longboat dispatch switch ‘far from over’ »

Longboat dispatch switch ‘far from over’ 07:49 am | ‘I am not thrilled with giving up control to Sarasota or Manatee County and my overarching concern is to make our dispatch as good as it can possibly...

April 6, 2015 / 2 comments / Read More »

Mote frees turtle off Lido Key »

Mote frees turtle off Lido Key 07:45 am | 'If someone had just cut the line between the turtle and the crab pot, the turtle would’ve died.'...

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Longboat shuts down dispatch »

Longboat shuts down dispatch 07:25 am | The commission reached consensus to move all dispatch to Sarasota County with the caveat that the Longboat Police Station would be staffed around the clock....

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Blaring boater’s stereos roiling residents »

Blaring boater’s stereos roiling residents 07:20 am | ‘The rap is very loud and very raw. Thousands of boats, mostly on weekends, are creating a very important and serious situation.’...

April 6, 2015 / 4 comments / Read More »

Sizzling success in Sarasota »

Sizzling success in Sarasota 07:16 am | As busy as life as a Longboat Key Commissioner may be, helping your son open a family restaurant is an added exhilaration that Irwin Pastor says is a...

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Longboat home center of mortgage fraud scheme; guilty plea entered »

Longboat home center of mortgage fraud scheme; guilty plea entered 10:42 pm | The owner of a McCandless mortgage broker company pleaded guilty this past week in federal court to defrauding a bank of $1.8 million in a mortgage fraud scheme...

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Fate of police dispatch looms »

Fate of police dispatch looms 10:31 pm | The Town Commission will entertain the idea of moving all dispatch for police emergency and non-emergency calls off of the island....

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Town circles around road plan »

Town circles around road plan 09:47 pm | Roundabouts on GMD at both ends of Key considered....

April 5, 2015 / 1 comment / Read More »

Where the big projects stand on Longboat Key »

Where the big projects stand on Longboat Key 09:26 pm | Town manager Dave Bullock has provided a summery update on the current status of the implementation efforts regarding the recommendations contained within the Urban Land Institute Study the...

April 5, 2015 / 1 comment / Read More »

Duncan becomes Mayor; Gans Vice Mayor »

Duncan becomes Mayor; Gans Vice Mayor 10:50 pm | Mayor Jim Brown stepped down surrounded by an adoring audience and a commission that will miss him....

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Colony suit demands repairs »

Colony suit demands repairs 08:43 am | Colony unit owners Sheldon and Carol Rabin argue the Board of Directors failed its basic fiduciary and maintenance obligations and is liable....

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Colony Lender faces court sanctions, vows appeal »

Colony Lender faces court sanctions, vows appeal 08:35 am | ‘I cringe every time I have to write another assessment check to pay largely for legal fees and insurance with seemingly no end in sight.’...

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Kidnapped dog fears push Pomeranian owner to police »

Kidnapped dog fears push Pomeranian owner to police 08:28 am | Communication breakdown leads to kerfuffle between owner and dog groomer that ends with a bag of treats and canine drop off at Grand Bay’s guard gate....

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Town of Longboat Key 2015 Election Results »

Town of Longboat Key 2015 Election Results 08:23 am | Town of Longboat Key 2015 Election Results...

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Opinion

The frozen cat I buried on Good Friday »

The frozen cat I buried on Good Friday

07:40 am | I tried to take the turn into the driveway slowly so our cat, Popsicle, who was now...

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Another take on immigration? »

Another take on immigration?

07:35 am | The rise in Latinos is a huge opportunity. Might we squander it?...

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My first golf club »

My first golf club

09:27 pm | The beginning of my love affair with golf....

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Netanyahu’s big sin »

Netanyahu’s big sin

09:26 pm | Hasn’t Obama been paying attention? Chaos in the Mideast is a daily reality....

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Crossing the peninsula again »

Crossing the peninsula again

09:25 pm | Paradigm: The most annoying and misused word in the English language; used intentionally by stupid people to...

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Global warming — climate change — economic change »

Global warming — climate change — economic change

09:24 pm | We were warned earlier that global warming wasn’t, and likely had never been, the real issue. ...

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Email, again (or still) »

Email, again (or still)

09:22 pm | One would imagine that almost everything the Secretary of State corresponds about has some type of classification...

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Longboat’s Mayor-go-Round spins predictably »

Longboat’s Mayor-go-Round spins predictably

08:21 am | The best rides on the playground are out of the sunshine so no child gets unnecessarily burned....

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She who controls the past »

She who controls the past

08:18 am | Hillary, unlike her husband, hates contradiction, resists scrutiny and accountability. ...

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Election postcript plus »

Election postcript plus

08:16 am | Now we know the results......

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Israel better worry — so should we »

Israel better worry — so should we

07:26 am | President Obama’s latest decree of what would be an acceptable deal with Iran was not reassuring. ...

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Candidates to our town »

Candidates to our town

07:24 am | I like to look into our visiting candidates, and what they are doing in our city....

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I was born in 1942 »

I was born in 1942

07:21 am | We stood up for what was right....

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  3. Tom Burgum: Mr. Miller, while I appreciate your kind words I can’t agree with your belief that President Obama...
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  1. VOTE HERE: Should the Town keep its Police dispatch on Longboat Key?
  2. Longboat dispatch switch ‘far from over’
  3. Mote frees turtle off Lido Key
  4. Garden Club and Kiwanis pair up for ‘fun’draiser
  5. The frozen cat I buried on Good Friday
  6. Another take on immigration?
  7. On Patrol – Week ending April 3, 2015
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  9. Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015
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Where the big projects stand on Longboat Key »

09:26 pm | Town manager Dave Bullock has provided a summery update on the current status of the implementation efforts regarding the recommendations contained within the Urban Land Institute Study the Town undertook in 2013. Here are the items and the status. GMD Pedestrian Crossings •FDOT Design Underway • Beach Access, North of Diplomat Condo (3175 GMD) •...

April 5, 2015 / 1 comment / Read More »
Where the big projects stand on Longboat Key

On Patrol – Week ending April 3, 2015 »

07:33 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 17 Water leak 7:51 p.m. While on patrol, Officer Smith observed water coming from the construction area north of 4700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. The water appeared to...

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On Patrol – Week ending April 3, 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

Insuring health insecurity »

09:17 pm | The simple explanation is fraud pays – economically and politically....

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Insuring health insecurity

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015 »

07:28 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 26, 2015 through April 2, 2015....

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Longboat home center of mortgage fraud scheme; guilty plea entered

Longboat home center of mortgage fraud scheme; guilty plea entered »

10:42 pm | The owner of a McCandless mortgage broker company pleaded guilty this past week in federal court to defrauding a bank of $1.8 million in a mortgage fraud scheme involving a...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 19, 2015 through March 25, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 19, 2015 through March 25, 2015

10:38 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 19, 2015 through March 25, 2015...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 12, 2015 through March 19, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 12, 2015 through March 19, 2015

11:50 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 12, 2015 through March 19, 2015...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 5, 2015 through March 11, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 5, 2015 through March 11, 2015

08:04 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — March 5, 2015 through March 11, 2015...

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Mortgage broker set to plead guilty to bank fraud over LBK home »

Mortgage broker set to plead guilty to bank fraud over LBK home

07:31 am | According to the charges, Sosso bought a partially built house on Longboat Key in 2005, completed it with a $1.6 million loan...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 27, 2015 through March 3, 2015 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 27, 2015 through March 3, 2015

07:14 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — February 27, 2015 through March 3, 2015...

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Key Life

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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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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Garden Club and Kiwanis pair up for ‘fun’draiser

Garden Club and Kiwanis pair up for ‘fun’draiser »

07:42 am | The Longboat Key Garden Club and Longboat Key Kiwanis Club have paired up for an exciting new ‘fun’draiser on Friday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 each and...

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Readers submit poetry and prose

Readers submit poetry and prose »

09:14 pm | My memories of that evening are ethereal and impressionistic. Conjuring them up is like waking up and trying to give substance to a hazy dream......

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