10:19 am | Former Longboat Key Commissioner Bob Dawson passed on Saturday, October 18, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital with his wife, Wendy, at his side....

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08:47 am | Mote wants to move forward with its plan to build a science center and aquarium in Downtown Sarasota. Will the City bless the idea Monday night? Is Mote moving too fast or are...

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08:42 am | It will be up to voters to decide if they bond with the idea. Commission considers plan Monday....

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08:22 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 9, 2014 through October 15, 2014...

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08:20 am | Sometimes comedies are really tragedies....

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08:17 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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08:16 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Oct. 9 Noise violation 7:43 a.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to...

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07:36 am | ‘It is very frustrating Michael, when every time we start to vote on something, you want to change it. It is your village, and whatever you want I tend to support, but please...

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07:31 am | “I am very concerned about the haste with which this is moving, Getting reasoned public input when we have not even had the opportunity to react bothers me. I have been a voice...

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07:25 am | “Paramedics did exactly what was needed and correctly reported to the ER what I had encountered.”...

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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 and statewide. Researchers from Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Conservation and...

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11:21 pm | Visit Sarasota County (VSC) would like to provide you with a quick update and the latest tourism numbers. There is an opening of the new Visitor Centers, the Sarasota Modern Festival, RIAF and...

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11:04 pm | Can helping myself aid the environment? Yes....

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10:11 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 2, 2014 through October 8, 2014...

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10:08 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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10:06 pm | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Sept. 28 Animal rescue 3:35 p.m. Sgt. Thompson responded to...

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08:56 am | “There are numerous challenges underway and going forward that I want to be part of,” said Duncan. “I saw the groundswell of support to be part of that leadership process and it made...

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08:51 am | “We have had issues where fire trucks and ambulances could not get through. Before something happens, we want to nip this issue in the bud.”...

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08:45 am | Mote Marine Laboratory staff released a rehabilitated sea turtle Monday, Sept. 29, from the shore of Longboat Key. The juvenile green sea turtle, nicknamed “CJ,” was found with a severe boat strike injury...

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08:44 am | If the number of people answering 911 calls were reduced and relocated to Manatee County’s Emergency Operations Center, the cost of a new, high-tech system would be significantly less, a Manatee County official...

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08:42 am | A waterfront home on one of Sarasota’s barrier islands has been sold for $3.45 million. The home, at 640 Rountree Drive on Longboat Key, is about 5,100 square feet, according to Sarasota County...

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08:40 am | The sea turtle nesting season is coming to an end on Longboat Key. The final nest of the year was laid on Sept. 6 on Lido Key. From the beaches of Longboat Key...

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Major Headlines

Former Longboat Town Commissioner Bob Dawson passes »

Former Longboat Town Commissioner Bob Dawson passes 10:19 am | Former Longboat Key Commissioner Bob Dawson passed on Saturday, October 18, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital with his wife, Wendy, at his side....

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Mote is on the move »

Mote is on the move 08:47 am | Mote wants to move forward with its plan to build a science center and aquarium in Downtown Sarasota. Will the City bless the idea Monday night? Is Mote...

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Cost to bury power lines along GMD less than $19 million »

Cost to bury power lines along GMD less than $19 million 08:42 am | It will be up to voters to decide if they bond with the idea. Commission considers plan Monday....

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Village parking request prompts strong reaction in Town Hall »

Village parking request prompts strong reaction in Town Hall 07:36 am | ‘It is very frustrating Michael, when every time we start to vote on something, you want to change it. It is your village, and whatever you want I...

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Burying power lines costs to emerge »

Burying power lines costs to emerge 07:31 am | “I am very concerned about the haste with which this is moving, Getting reasoned public input when we have not even had the opportunity to react bothers me....

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Longboat EMS earns high marks »

Longboat EMS earns high marks 07:25 am | “Paramedics did exactly what was needed and correctly reported to the ER what I had encountered.”...

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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 and statewide. Researchers from Mote Marine...

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Visit Sarasota County update on tourism »

Visit Sarasota County update on tourism 11:21 pm | Visit Sarasota County (VSC) would like to provide you with a quick update and the latest tourism numbers. There is an opening of the new Visitor Centers, the...

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Vice Mayor Jack Duncan plans to stay on Board »

Vice Mayor Jack Duncan plans to stay on Board 08:56 am | “There are numerous challenges underway and going forward that I want to be part of,” said Duncan. “I saw the groundswell of support to be part of that...

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Village residents want more parking controls »

Village residents want more parking controls 08:51 am | “We have had issues where fire trucks and ambulances could not get through. Before something happens, we want to nip this issue in the bud.”...

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Mote releases rehabbed turtle »

Mote releases rehabbed turtle 08:45 am | Mote Marine Laboratory staff released a rehabilitated sea turtle Monday, Sept. 29, from the shore of Longboat Key. The juvenile green sea turtle, nicknamed “CJ,” was found with...

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Opinion

Who trusts the government anymore? »

Who trusts the government anymore?

08:38 am | The world, and us with it, is spinning out of control....

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Traveling again »

Traveling again

08:36 am | In Scituate MA, the marsh outside the window has lost its summer look. ...

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How to stop aging and weight gain with vodka and ice cream »

How to stop aging and weight gain with vodka and ice cream

11:19 pm | The worst thing to do once you hit or pass middle age is to weigh oneself and...

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The grievance conglomerate grows and grows »

The grievance conglomerate grows and grows

11:13 pm | Oh, yes, we have a very active, and profitable, grievance conglomerate....

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On Haiti: lest we forget, or did we? »

On Haiti: lest we forget, or did we?

11:07 pm | There are some tough places; Haiti might just be the toughest. ...

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Those evil Koch brothers »

Those evil Koch brothers

08:36 am | TOM BURGUM Staff Columnist burgum@lbknews.com Like most Americans, I don’t know the Koch brothers personally. Unlike 52...

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Rubio breaks out? »

Rubio breaks out?

08:34 am | PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com “President Obama’s call on Wednesday for the United States to lead an...

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Incompetence and hypocrisy »

Incompetence and hypocrisy

08:21 am | You see, concern for women’s safety isn’t the point. ...

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Longboat Rotary Club plans parade »

09:42 am | The Rotary Club of Longboat Key has organized a community celebration for the Veterans’ Day, which includes a parade along Bay Isles Road. The event features a brief parade, culminating at Temple Beth Israel for a program to recognize and honor U.S. Armed Services Veterans and their families on Longboat Key. The Rotary Club requests...

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Longboat Rotary Club plans parade

On Patrol – Week ending October 17, 2014 »

08:16 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Oct. 9 Noise violation 7:43 a.m. Officer Schoepfer responded to 4900 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in reference to an early construction call. Upon arrival, Officer Schoepfer made contact with the...

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On Patrol – Week ending October 17, 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’

Bayfront home sells for $3.45 million »

08:42 am | A waterfront home on one of Sarasota’s barrier islands has been sold for $3.45 million. The home, at 640 Rountree Drive on Longboat Key, is about 5,100 square feet, according to Sarasota County property records, and was built in 2003. It includes 200 feet of frontage on Sarasota Bay, a bayfront pool and a 60-foot...

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Bayfront home sells for $3.45 million

A grand farce — electronics health records »

08:20 am | Sometimes comedies are really tragedies....

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A grand farce — electronics health records

Real Estate

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 9, 2014 through October 15, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 9, 2014 through October 15, 2014 »

08:22 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 9, 2014 through October 15, 2014...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 2, 2014 through October 8, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 2, 2014 through October 8, 2014 »

10:11 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 2, 2014 through October 8, 2014...

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Bayfront home sells for $3.45 million »

Bayfront home sells for $3.45 million

08:42 am | A waterfront home on one of Sarasota’s barrier islands has been sold for $3.45 million. The home, at 640 Rountree Drive on...

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Town Attorney says Colony ownership issues years from resolution »

Town Attorney says Colony ownership issues years from resolution

08:31 am | The Town Attorney’s office compiled a complete overview of all of the ongoing Colony litigation, bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings. The Town Attorney...

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Closed transactions remain strong »

Closed transactions remain strong

08:12 am | According to the Sarasota Association of Realtors®,  homes and condos continued to sell at a brisk pace in Sarasota County in August,...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 25, 2014 through October 1, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 25, 2014 through October 1, 2014

08:06 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 25, 2014 through October 1, 2014...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 18, 2014 through September 24, 2014 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 18, 2014 through September 24, 2014

08:04 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 18, 2014 through September 24, 2014...

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Key Life

Time for a delicious summer cocktail »

Time for a delicious summer cocktail

04:12 pm | The Shore Diner was designed to be an open-air, mid-century beach restaurant, or a café like one would travel to in Southern...

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The Shore Diner »

The Shore Diner

08:18 am | The Shore Diner was designed to be an open-air, mid-century beach restaurant, or a café like one would travel to in Southern...

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Longboat Key Rotary and our Mayor »

Longboat Key Rotary and our Mayor

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Increased trend in restaurants growing their own produce »

Increased trend in restaurants growing their own produce

03:15 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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Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED »

Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED

01:37 pm | The Town of Longboat Key used the CodeRED alert system, which sends auto messages to the phones of anyone who signs up...

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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 and statewide. Researchers from Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea...

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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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