01:57 am | Commission to decide on project, courts to decide on ownership interests....

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01:53 am | Traffic has already been amassing in late afternoons....

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01:47 am | “It is a total abdication of city government responsibility.”...

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01:42 am | Voters will decide in contested races....

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01:39 am | State Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, is fighting tree ordinances as an infringement on property rights. Steube’s tree bill, SB 574, would prohibit local governments from regulating the “trimming, removal, or harvesting of tree...

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01:37 am | The adjustment seaward of a seawall along the Sandcastle Resort on Lido Beach met with the approval from the city of Sarasota City Commission with a 3 to 1 vote following a two-hour...

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01:34 am | The Longboat Key Town Commission was due last week to consider ballot language asking voters if they agree with some fundamental changes to the town charter. But the consideration of any specific language...

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01:20 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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01:16 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Nov. 2 Fireworks on the beach 8:35 p.m. Officer Martin...

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01:13 am | Sarasota City 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 City Hall...

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01:07 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Sarasota City Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Oct. 31 Property damage 10:01 a.m. Officer Sanchez responded to...

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01:05 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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12:27 am | Town Manager Dave Bullock said he could not think of any services that would be lost or any advantage that would disappear if Longboat left Manatee County....

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12:23 am | Longboat leads region in turtle disorientations....

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12:19 am | The deadline, Nov. 20 before 12 noon, for the upcoming election is fast approaching....

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12:11 am | “If this state law is placed into effect, this is a significant intervention with the city’s ability to self-manage as it deems necessary.”...

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12:06 am | The significant decline in annual landings since 2000 is concerning for the fisheries future sustainability....

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12:02 am | The median price for a two-bedroom apartment in Sarasota was $1,380 in October, or $220 more than the U.S. average, according to a recent study from online rental marketplace Apartment List. Rents in...

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11:59 pm | For Sarasota resident Barry A. Popkin, the fact that he returned from the Vietnam War is simply luck. In addition to surviving 365 days in the jungle, he, unlike most of his squad,...

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11:55 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Oct. 27 Burglar alarm 10:06 a.m. Officer Smith responded to...

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11:46 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Sarasota City Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Oct. 30 Marchman Act 1:33 a.m. Officer Collins and Officer...

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11:40 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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Major Headlines

Colony redevelopment plan faces dual hurdles »

Colony redevelopment plan faces dual hurdles 01:57 am | Commission to decide on project, courts to decide on ownership interests....

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Ringling Bridge traffic defines planning »

Ringling Bridge traffic defines planning 01:53 am | Traffic has already been amassing in late afternoons....

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Sarasota stalls Lido pool plan vote; opposition mounts »

Sarasota stalls Lido pool plan vote; opposition mounts 01:47 am | “It is a total abdication of city government responsibility.”...

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Longboat election heats up »

Longboat election heats up 01:42 am | Voters will decide in contested races....

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Steube aims to chop down tree regs »

Steube aims to chop down tree regs 01:39 am | State Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, is fighting tree ordinances as an infringement on property rights. Steube’s tree bill, SB 574, would prohibit local governments from regulating the “trimming,...

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Lido Key seawall meets approval in Sarasota; redevelopment eyed »

Lido Key seawall meets approval in Sarasota; redevelopment eyed 01:37 am | The adjustment seaward of a seawall along the Sandcastle Resort on Lido Beach met with the approval from the city of Sarasota City Commission with a 3 to...

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How should Longboat change its Charter? »

How should Longboat change its Charter? 01:34 am | The Longboat Key Town Commission was due last week to consider ballot language asking voters if they agree with some fundamental changes to the town charter. But the...

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Longboat Key eyes savings in leaving Manatee County »

Longboat Key eyes savings in leaving Manatee County 12:27 am | Town Manager Dave Bullock said he could not think of any services that would be lost or any advantage that would disappear if Longboat left Manatee County....

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Turtles nest at record levels; Longboat leads in disorientations »

Turtles nest at record levels; Longboat leads in disorientations 12:23 am | Longboat leads region in turtle disorientations....

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Election deadline fast approaching on Longboat »

Election deadline fast approaching on Longboat 12:19 am | The deadline, Nov. 20 before 12 noon, for the upcoming election is fast approaching....

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City takes on Steube parking rights bill »

City takes on Steube parking rights bill 12:11 am | “If this state law is placed into effect, this is a significant intervention with the city’s ability to self-manage as it deems necessary.”...

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Scientists study rapidly diminishing stone crabs »

Scientists study rapidly diminishing stone crabs 12:06 am | The significant decline in annual landings since 2000 is concerning for the fisheries future sustainability....

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Rents scale upwards in Sarasota »

Rents scale upwards in Sarasota 12:02 am | The median price for a two-bedroom apartment in Sarasota was $1,380 in October, or $220 more than the U.S. average, according to a recent study from online rental...

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Veteran writes of Vietnam experiences »

Veteran writes of Vietnam experiences 11:59 pm | For Sarasota resident Barry A. Popkin, the fact that he returned from the Vietnam War is simply luck. In addition to surviving 365 days in the jungle, he,...

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Longboat murder suspect suffers stroke in prison »

Longboat murder suspect suffers stroke in prison 11:07 pm | According to Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming, the case against Hanna is “rock solid” but the suspect’s medical state could lead to an outcome that was not...

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Opinion

On achieving 80 years »

On achieving 80 years

01:30 am | This milestone is just that, not an achievement. It isn’t even painful, usually. I learned a lot,...

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The Elmer Fudd syndrome »

The Elmer Fudd syndrome

01:26 am | Our institutions serve as a haven for managers and stewards who are neither particularly competent nor scrupulous....

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Notable & quotable »

Notable & quotable

12:32 am | ‘This wondrous land has shared its treasures and ideals and shed the blood its finest patriots to...

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Lido pavilion plan bad business for Sarasota »

Lido pavilion plan bad business for Sarasota

10:57 pm | Solving pool maintenance, restroom repair and concession stand problems by mortgaging off a critical asset of a...

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The world’s most powerful man »

The world’s most powerful man

10:55 pm | One-man rule is ultimately a recipe for instability in China, as it has been in the past...

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Think positively… »

Think positively…

09:36 pm | I must admit that my own long-held opinion that things generally are not done so well around...

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What Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Trump and all of us have in common »

What Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Trump and all of us have in common

10:37 pm | It is not just Hollywood actresses; unfortunately we all have a little Harvey Weinstein in us....

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Don’t be seduced; both Trump and the NFL players can be wrong »

Don’t be seduced; both Trump and the NFL players can be wrong

09:32 pm | I hate the way the dynamics of television urge us to become self-righteous and take sides....

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Missile Defense, Part II »

Missile Defense, Part II

09:27 pm | “We must ‘rebalance in the right way” — Thomas Karako, A Missile Defense Agenda, The...

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Sarasota Bayfront Plan: Our best way for culture to offset condos »

Sarasota Bayfront Plan: Our best way for culture to offset condos

11:04 am | Once the plan is delivered in a year and the City Commission gets its hands on it,...

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Missile defense »

Missile defense

11:00 am | From the Middle East to Europe to the Asia-Pacific, one sees a surge in the global...

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A Confederacy of Dunces »

A Confederacy of Dunces

09:10 pm | Polls show that most Americans oppose the removal of Confederate memorials, at least by mobs or politicians...

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Irma, evacuation and the Katz family »

Irma, evacuation and the Katz family

08:34 pm | We did not do much in Atlanta except sleep, eat and read texts from others who either...

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  2. Suny Gravy: You can compare the re-development of the Colony to Trump’s attempt at income tax reform and repeal...
  3. Barbara Thibeault: Perhaps Mr. Fleetwood has never really seen many of Mr. Whittall’s huge developments which have...
  4. Mike: Why could the city find funds for Siesta Key renovations but not Lido? Why did the city replace a perfectly...
  5. Steve Keller: What a read! Dr. Kassouf has nailed it – a comprehensive insightful analysis of the inbred self...
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  8. Sarasota stalls Lido pool plan vote; opposition mounts
  9. Longboat election heats up
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Changing lives through the power of work »

02:51 pm | CAROL ERKER Guest Columnist erkerg@lbknews.com Veronica Brandon Miller, Vice President at Goodwill Manasota’s Foundation, addressed the Rotary Club of Longboat Key at its May 31 meeting. Miller outlined the ways that Goodwill Manasota works throughout Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and DeSoto Counties to provide meaningful, long-term employment opportunities to people who have faced barriers that have...

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Changing lives through the power of work

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending November 10, 2017 »

01:16 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Nov. 2 Fireworks on the beach 8:35 p.m. Officer Martin responded to Gulfside Road regarding a noise complaint reported by an unknown citizen. The citizen advised that someone was out on the...

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On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending November 10, 2017

Longboat friend Sharon E. Oper passes »

04:04 pm | A Village resident, Oper loved photography, travel, parrots and especially Longboat Key....

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Longboat friend Sharon E. Oper passes

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, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — November 3, 2017 through November 8, 2017

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — November 3, 2017 through November 8, 2017 »

01:05 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Rents scale upwards in Sarasota

Rents scale upwards in Sarasota »

12:02 am | The median price for a two-bedroom apartment in Sarasota was $1,380 in October, or $220 more than the U.S. average, according to a recent study from online rental marketplace Apartment...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — October 27, 2017 through November 2, 2017 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — October 27, 2017 through November 2, 2017

11:32 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — October 19, 2017 through October 26, 2017 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — October 19, 2017 through October 26, 2017

10:52 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — October 12, 2017 through October 18, 2017 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — October 12, 2017 through October 18, 2017

09:30 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — October 5, 2017 through October 11, 2017 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — October 5, 2017 through October 11, 2017

08:58 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017

09:41 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Key Life

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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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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Mote sets turtles free

Mote sets turtles free »

01:14 pm | Mote has documented more than 2,000 nests from loggerheads,...

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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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