11:05 am | STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Longboat Key Vice Mayor Jack Duncan will not seek a third and final term and has announced he is stepping down in March 2015. In a letter...

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10:49 am | Longboat Police use video, deduction to track lost wallet.‘This grateful visitor will enjoy her vacation and no doubt remember her experiences on Longboat Key fondly.’...

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10:32 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from July 10 through July 16, 2014....

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10:31 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 11 Stolen sunglasses 10:28 a.m. Sgt. Bourque received a...

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10:26 am | MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com On July 8, Longboat Key Police arrested Charles Griffith, 53, for burglary at a home on Buttonwood Drive. The home was unoccupied at the time of the burglary,...

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10:07 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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07:33 pm | Colony Lender in agreement with Unicorp placed the high bid of $15,200,100 and bought several pieces of collateral including the common property, tennis courts, restaurant, spa, swimming pool and other assets critical to...

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07:08 pm | Longboat Key food aficionados who love incredible gourmet breakfasts are in luck; fine cuisine is just outside your front door....

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04:54 pm | When will the town re-zone the Colony property? Will residents at Islandside really be subjected to 100 dump trucks of sand each day? Will the town finally develop the Bayfront Park site into an expanded...

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04:51 pm | ‘I think it is really fabulous that they were there so quickly. We should give a big hand to our LBK paramedics.’...

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04:49 pm | From January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 the License Plate Recognition (LPR) Camera System alerted on 45,218 license plates crossing under cameras at both ends of the island. This equates to an...

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04:44 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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04:42 pm | Longboat Key Fire Rescue reminds residents to follow these steps in securing your boat or marine vessel during severe weather:...

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04:39 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 1 Noise complaint 10:31 p.m. Officer Smith was dispatched...

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01:36 pm | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from July 2 through July 9, 2014....

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01:58 pm | The woman was coughing up salt water but quickly recovered and expressed gratitude for the officers’ swift action. ...

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01:46 pm | Judge May has been reversed five out of five times on appeal....

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01:40 pm | Residents are writing to the town in an effort to impart upon commissioners the need for an ordinance to remove beach chairs at night in an effort to protect the sea turtle species....

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01:36 pm | Town Manager David Bullock distributed the final property valuations for Manatee and Sarasota Counties which came in this week. Staff is proceeding to develop the maximum millages for the July 7 regular meeting....

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01:01 pm | On June 24 Detective Sergeant Bourque arrested a 25 year-old Bradenton man responsible for dozens of burglaries and thefts in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Daniel Lee Upton confessed to burglaries on Longboat Key...

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Major Headlines

Longboat Key Vice Mayor Duncan to exit Town Commission and enter next stage of his life »

Longboat Key Vice Mayor Duncan to exit Town Commission and enter next stage of his life 11:05 am | STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Longboat Key Vice Mayor Jack Duncan will not seek a third and final term and has announced he is stepping down in...

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Longboat Police use video, deduction to track lost wallet »

Longboat Police use video, deduction to track lost wallet 10:49 am | Longboat Police use video, deduction to track lost wallet.‘This grateful visitor will enjoy her vacation and no doubt remember her experiences on Longboat Key fondly.’...

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Burglar caught in the act »

Burglar caught in the act 10:26 am | MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com On July 8, Longboat Key Police arrested Charles Griffith, 53, for burglary at a home on Buttonwood Drive. The home was unoccupied at...

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BREAKING NEWS: Unicorp buys Colony assets at auction »

BREAKING NEWS: Unicorp buys Colony assets at auction 07:33 pm | Colony Lender in agreement with Unicorp placed the high bid of $15,200,100 and bought several pieces of collateral including the common property, tennis courts, restaurant, spa, swimming pool...

July 14, 2014 / 9 comments / Read More »

Managing Longboat’s future »

Managing Longboat’s future 04:54 pm | When will the town re-zone the Colony property? Will residents at Islandside really be subjected to 100 dump trucks of sand each day? Will the town finally develop the Bayfront...

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Fast response by Longboat Paramedics averts danger »

Fast response by Longboat Paramedics averts danger 04:51 pm | ‘I think it is really fabulous that they were there so quickly. We should give a big hand to our LBK paramedics.’...

July 14, 2014 / No comment / Read More »

License Plate Recognition Camera System 2014 update »

License Plate Recognition Camera System 2014 update 04:49 pm | From January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 the License Plate Recognition (LPR) Camera System alerted on 45,218 license plates crossing under cameras at both ends of the...

July 14, 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

Think boat safety before the storm hits »

Think boat safety before the storm hits 04:42 pm | Longboat Key Fire Rescue reminds residents to follow these steps in securing your boat or marine vessel during severe weather:...

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Longboat police save drowning woman after boating mishap »

Longboat police save drowning woman after boating mishap 01:58 pm | The woman was coughing up salt water but quickly recovered and expressed gratitude for the officers’ swift action. ...

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Colony Judge reversed again »

Colony Judge reversed again 01:46 pm | Judge May has been reversed five out of five times on appeal....

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Opinion

The Colony chess game coming to a painful close »

The Colony chess game coming to a painful close

10:22 am | The world is tired of watching the game. The rooks and the horses are closing in inexorably...

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Hell of a time to denounce Israel »

Hell of a time to denounce Israel

10:15 am | Israel’s position is precarious. We are likely seeing the beginning of another intifada....

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Those huddled masses »

Those huddled masses

10:10 am | So the positions were hardened here in Florida. Not much happened....

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More on teamwork… »

More on teamwork…

04:46 pm | Teams need coaches, captains, yes leaders. Our team is in disarray....

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Colony fiasco, Bayfront Park plan, burying power lines and all of LBK demands strong leadership »

Colony fiasco, Bayfront Park plan, burying power lines and all of LBK demands strong leadership

12:44 pm | Our memory of the former Colony haunts us. We want someone with vision to step in. But...

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Between Iraq and a hard place »

Between Iraq and a hard place

12:40 pm | Hopefully it will not take another century or two to bring some sanity to the situation, but...

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What do we think? »

What do we think?

12:38 pm | Americans are worried about the country’s standing in the world. They want to be the most...

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Power line burial offers Key benefits »

Power line burial offers Key benefits

12:36 pm | The value of our homes is strongly tied to the ambiance of the island....

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  7. Longboat turtle nest totals for the week, year
  8. Burglar caught in the act
  9. The Colony chess game coming to a painful close
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Burglar caught in the act »

10:26 am | MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com On July 8, Longboat Key Police arrested Charles Griffith, 53, for burglary at a home on Buttonwood Drive. The home was unoccupied at the time of the burglary, and the Police Department was informed by the homeowner who was in Michigan at the time of the burglary. The homeowner, Martin...

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Burglar caught in the act

On Patrol – Week ending July 18, 2014 »

10:31 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. July 11 Stolen sunglasses 10:28 a.m. Sgt. Bourque received a call while at the police station regarding a stolen pair of sunglasses. The complainant stated that between 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m....

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On Patrol – Week ending July 18, 2014

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’

Town Manager distributes Longboat property valuations »

01:36 pm | Town Manager David Bullock distributed the final property valuations for Manatee and Sarasota Counties which came in this week. Staff is proceeding to develop the maximum millages for the July 7 regular meeting. Enter your email below to receive occasional Longboat Key breaking news eblasts and updates. <a href=”http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1323554-NkTwY5gu7N” title=”Online Form”>Online Form – Constant Contact...

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month »

09:15 am | Almost 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year and it is the leading cause of disability in the US. However 80% of strokes are preventable through simple life changes....

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 10, 2014 through July 16, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 10, 2014 through July 16, 2014 »

10:32 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from July 10 through July 16, 2014....

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 2, 2014 through July 9, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — July 2, 2014 through July 9, 2014 »

01:36 pm | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from July 2 through July 9, 2014....

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Town Manager distributes Longboat property valuations »

Town Manager distributes Longboat property valuations

01:36 pm | Town Manager David Bullock distributed the final property valuations for Manatee and Sarasota Counties which came in this week. Staff is proceeding...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 26, 2014 through July 1, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 26, 2014 through July 1, 2014

12:12 pm | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from June 26 through July 1,...

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

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

04:42 pm | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from June 12 through June 18,...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 12, 2014 through June 18, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 12, 2014 through June 18, 2014

08:58 am | The following homes were under contract or sold on Longboat Key, Lido Key and Bird Key from June 12 through June 18,...

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Zoning Longboat’s and the Key Club’s future »

Zoning Longboat’s and the Key Club’s future

04:57 pm | More density can be requested in Islandside and Harbourside developments, but units are not guaranteed....

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Key Life

Rarest of sea turtles caught on video in Venice »

Rarest of sea turtles caught on video in Venice

07:52 am | During a walk along the beach this week, a father and son witnessed a sea turtle laying eggs and video taped the...

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Savor Sarasota’s Community kickoff event »

Savor Sarasota’s Community kickoff event

06:14 am | Longboat Key food aficionados who love incredible gourmet breakfasts are in luck; fine cuisine is just outside your front door....

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Film Festival awards at Tribute Luncheon »

Film Festival awards at Tribute Luncheon

07:53 am | SFF Tribute Luncheon awards given last Friday, 4/11 at the Sarasota Yacht Club. One of the award winners, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe for...

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Key Club embraces community »

Key Club embraces community

09:50 am | Islandside resident and Islandside Property Owner’s Coalition President Bob White spent a smiling moment with an owner of the Longboat Key Club, Ocean...

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Planning proceeds for Longboat Key rotary club »

Planning proceeds for Longboat Key rotary club

08:45 am | Pictured are some who gathered at the home of Sydelle Pittas (center) this past Wednesday to continue planning a new Rotary Club...

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Lazy Lobster jazzes up Longboat’s summer scene

Lazy Lobster jazzes up Longboat’s summer scene »

07:08 pm | Longboat Key food aficionados who love incredible gourmet breakfasts are in luck; fine cuisine is just outside your front door....

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Hal Lenobel celebrates 90 years with family and friends on Longboat Key

Hal Lenobel celebrates 90 years with family and friends on Longboat Key »

08:15 am | A room full of love, laughter, family and friendship joined together last sunday to celebrate Longboater Hal Lenobel’s 90th birthday. The party was held at the Lazy Lobster and owner...

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