11:25 pm | Police say suicide caused the death of 54-year-old Lori Martin....

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11:12 pm | The husband stated in the report that that one of the men physically removed his $35,000 Rolex from his wrist as well as reached into his pocket to take his car keys and...

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10:53 pm | They dove right in as the children struggled to swim....

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10:50 pm | County agrees to remove trash, pay for cops at north-end hangout....

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10:46 pm | “This study reflects our dedication to innovative and meaningful research.”...

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02:27 pm | ‘I’ve tried pickle ball, and it’s not only for elderly people, our younger children and grandchildren have played it as well.’...

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02:23 pm | “I want to thank everyone who took the time to support me. I’m thanking Diane first. It was the sincere admiration and support she gave me that allowed me to serve.”...

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11:27 am | “I don’t feel like we should be subsidizing this. I can’t help but think you’re in material breach of the contract.”...

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10:28 am | Longboat officials say they are supportive of enhancing pedestrian connectivity but not at the cost of increasing traffic. ...

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10:21 am | Town to discuss adding courts at the Tennis Center....

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10:18 am | New Charter and Fire Station supported as more than 44% of Longboat residents cast ballots....

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03:41 am | “If you cut it down more, we will not have a St. Regis on Longboat Key. I have no more pounds of flesh to give you,” said Whittall. The Commission then voted 6-1...

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03:34 am | Your waterfront property may be one of those special places that increases the overall fish population, or it might be enhanced to do so with strategic improvements....

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08:31 pm | It was contentious. It was harrowing. But after two days of deliberations, Unicorp’s application to build a St. Regis Hotel and Residences received a 5-2 vote of approval for the first of two...

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08:18 pm | Residents and Longboat Key News Editor and Publisher Steve Reid asked the candidates their opinions on several subjects....

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08:01 pm | The first study on Florida stone crabs and ocean acidification was published this month by a MoteMarine Laboratory scientist and offers clues for relieving environmental stress on these tasty and economically valuable crabs....

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01:54 pm | The proposal to build a St. Regis Hotel and residences on the former Colony Beach and Tennis Resort site hits the Town Commission on Monday....

March 4, 2018 / 4 comments / Read More »

01:47 pm | 54-year-old Lori Ann Martin was stabbed numerous times and had a toxic level of Benadryl in her system. Husband speaks to Longboat Key News....

March 4, 2018 / 7 comments / Read More »

01:46 pm | Candidates reveal differences at election forum....

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09:09 am | Hines said that rather than spending $1.1 million he would prefer funding a trolley or build something tangible instead of hiring consultants. ...

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02:04 pm | “This is the opportunity to bring one of the finest brands on the planet to our community,” said Katie Moulton....

February 28, 2018 / 2 comments / Read More »

01:46 pm | “I fully expect you to insert yourself in these conversations and know when something this big is happening to the economy of Sarasota. I look at this like a failure on our part.”...

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Major Headlines

Longboat spa death ruled a suicide »

Longboat spa death ruled a suicide 11:25 pm | Police say suicide caused the death of 54-year-old Lori Martin....

April 19, 2018 / 2 comments / Read More »

Residents robbed by armed trio in Longboat parking lot »

Residents robbed by armed trio in Longboat parking lot 11:12 pm | The husband stated in the report that that one of the men physically removed his $35,000 Rolex from his wrist as well as reached into his pocket to...

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Longboat staff save children in riptide rescue »

Longboat staff save children in riptide rescue 10:53 pm | They dove right in as the children struggled to swim....

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North Longboat police patrols boosted by County »

North Longboat police patrols boosted by County 10:50 pm | County agrees to remove trash, pay for cops at north-end hangout....

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Mote tops rankings for nonprofit marine research »

Mote tops rankings for nonprofit marine research 10:46 pm | “This study reflects our dedication to innovative and meaningful research.”...

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New pickle ball courts inch closer »

New pickle ball courts inch closer 02:27 pm | ‘I’ve tried pickle ball, and it’s not only for elderly people, our younger children and grandchildren have played it as well.’...

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Mayor Gans steps down, Spoll takes over »

Mayor Gans steps down, Spoll takes over 02:23 pm | “I want to thank everyone who took the time to support me. I’m thanking Diane first. It was the sincere admiration and support she gave me that allowed...

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Brody Blasts Subsidized i-Ride Program for Cutting Service »

Brody Blasts Subsidized i-Ride Program for Cutting Service 11:27 am | “I don’t feel like we should be subsidizing this. I can’t help but think you’re in material breach of the contract.”...

April 1, 2018 / No comment / Read More »

Will Sarasota roundabout worsen LBK traffic snarls? »

Will Sarasota roundabout worsen LBK traffic snarls? 10:28 am | Longboat officials say they are supportive of enhancing pedestrian connectivity but not at the cost of increasing traffic. ...

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Pickleball popularity prodding LBK policy »

Pickleball popularity prodding LBK policy 10:21 am | Town to discuss adding courts at the Tennis Center....

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Zunz, Pastor, Schneier win election »

Zunz, Pastor, Schneier win election 10:18 am | New Charter and Fire Station supported as more than 44% of Longboat residents cast ballots....

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St. Regis Longboat Key wins final approval to replace Colony »

St. Regis Longboat Key wins final approval to replace Colony 03:41 am | “If you cut it down more, we will not have a St. Regis on Longboat Key. I have no more pounds of flesh to give you,” said Whittall....

March 17, 2018 / 7 comments / Read More »

Mote to enhance your home’s waterfront wildlife »

Mote to enhance your home’s waterfront wildlife 03:34 am | Your waterfront property may be one of those special places that increases the overall fish population, or it might be enhanced to do so with strategic improvements....

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St. Regis Hotel moves ahead as attorneys battle for hours »

St. Regis Hotel moves ahead as attorneys battle for hours 08:31 pm | It was contentious. It was harrowing. But after two days of deliberations, Unicorp’s application to build a St. Regis Hotel and Residences received a 5-2 vote of approval...

March 11, 2018 / No comment / Read More »

Candidates spar over traffic, spending and more at Longboat Key News Debate »

Candidates spar over traffic, spending and more at Longboat Key News Debate 08:18 pm | Residents and Longboat Key News Editor and Publisher Steve Reid asked the candidates their opinions on several subjects....

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Opinion

Will Longboat step-up turtle light enforcement? »

Will Longboat step-up turtle light enforcement?

11:08 pm | RACHEL HORNE Staff Columnist Horne@lbknews.com In 2016 the town of Longboat Key finally adopted a series of...

April 19, 2018 / 2 comments / Read More »

VFW is committed to ending hunger and sequestration »

VFW is committed to ending hunger and sequestration

11:04 pm | I’ve written on the subject of sequestration in these pages. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the...

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The Democrats abandon Catholics »

The Democrats abandon Catholics

10:42 pm | “If you value religious education or life’s sanctity, you’re not welcome in the party.”...

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Can Andy Adams be shamed into selling his Colony units or will the courts decide? »

Can Andy Adams be shamed into selling his Colony units or will the courts decide?

01:29 pm | From the mid-rise Klauber ran the operation like a benevolent dictator with his Sperry Topsiders, snug white...

April 1, 2018 / 2 comments / Read More »

Government spending discourages work »

Government spending discourages work

01:23 pm | European countries trail the U.S. in working hard and controlling taxes, and their economies....

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Time for sensible gun regulation »

Time for sensible gun regulation

01:20 pm | Rational gun regulation is not, as the NRA would have us believe, the first step down a...

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America – Putin’s oligarchy in the making? »

America – Putin’s oligarchy in the making?

10:14 am | Russia’s key oligarch has gone beyond enriching himself. As commander in chief President Putin has ordered the...

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Lessons from the rise of America’s Irish »

Lessons from the rise of America’s Irish

10:09 am | Whether this kind of upward mobility is still possible today given the changes to our economy and...

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Longboat Key and the Colony are the greatest shows on Earth »

Longboat Key and the Colony are the greatest shows on Earth

03:24 am | We are right now the land of two divine spectacles: The Town Commission election and the approval...

March 17, 2018 / 1 comment / Read More »

Biofuel mandates are a bad idea whose time may be up »

Biofuel mandates are a bad idea whose time may be up

03:18 am | A 2008 study in Science found that converting natural environments for biofuel production can produce hundreds of...

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Vote for Pastor, Schneier, Langley and against the 2018 Charter »

Vote for Pastor, Schneier, Langley and against the 2018 Charter

08:43 pm | We never seem to replace the little Commission nametags in Town Hall — we just store them...

March 11, 2018 / 4 comments / Read More »

Thoughts on elections… »

Thoughts on elections…

08:38 pm | In our Democracy the collection of the will of the citizenry is essential....

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Longboaters should vote ‘No’ on replacing our Town Charter »

Longboaters should vote ‘No’ on replacing our Town Charter

03:31 pm | Why should residents today want to approve a Charter change that effectively votes the voter out of...

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  1. Richard Decker: Lori did NOT commit suicide, period!! This is a Long Boat cover-up to cover or protect the...
  2. Leon I. Hammer M.D.: Here-Here!! There is nothing more to add. We have the means to responsible mentors of of the...
  3. Pat Stefano: Unbelievable! Couldn’t you own up to the truth. Just say you can not irrefutably say suicide and keep it...
  4. Dorothy Carlson: I strongly agree. Strict enforcement is essential.
  5. Mickey Ramsey: WOW I was so upset and disgusted to read the article that Lori’s death was ruled as a suicide that I...
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  5. VFW is committed to ending hunger and sequestration
  6. Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 29, 2018 through April 4, 2018
  7. On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending April 13, 2018
  8. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending April 13, 2018
  9. Longboat staff save children in riptide rescue
  10. North Longboat police patrols boosted by County
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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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On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending April 13, 2018 »

10:59 pm | April 8 Welfare check 10:49 a.m. Sgt. Smith was dispatched to St. Judes Drive North to check on children playing in a vacant lot. The complainant was concerned for their safety. When he arrived he observed three children on the lot. They were fishing off the canal. Sgt. Smith spoke to their mother in front...

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On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending April 13, 2018

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

Buccaneer Restaurant coming to LBK in 2019 says owner of Columbia on St. Armands Circle »

08:03 pm | “My goal and my dream is to make this new restaurant an architectural gem and to pay homage to some of that restaurant’s beloved menu items.”...

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Buccaneer Restaurant coming to LBK in 2019 says owner of Columbia on St. Armands Circle

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 — March 29, 2018 through April 4, 2018

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 29, 2018 through April 4, 2018 »

11:01 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 29, 2018 through April 4, 2018

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 29, 2018 through April 4, 2018 »

10:38 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 22, 2018 through March 28, 2018 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 22, 2018 through March 28, 2018

02:51 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 15, 2018 through March 21, 2018 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 15, 2018 through March 21, 2018

10:03 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 8, 2018 through March 14, 2018 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 8, 2018 through March 14, 2018

03:01 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 1, 2018 through March 7, 2018 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — March 1, 2018 through March 7, 2018

08:02 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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Fate of St. Regis Hotel plan in hands of Longboat leaders »

Fate of St. Regis Hotel plan in hands of Longboat leaders

01:54 pm | The proposal to build a St. Regis Hotel and residences on the former Colony Beach and Tennis Resort site hits the Town...

March 4, 2018 / 4 comments / Read More »

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…

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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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