11:49 am | The condominium, to be called The Grande, will be comprised of 73 residential units, a 9,500 square foot restaurant, as well as the impetus for a planned roundabout that will alter the traffic...

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11:45 am | Bullock expects the construction to underground all of the utilities on Longboat Key to take no more than three years....

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11:42 am | The planning of the 42-acre City-owned property encircling the Van Wezel moved closer to fruition last week. Planning firm Sasaki was selected by the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization to proceed with a master...

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11:39 am | Town to consider subsidizing property owners up to $1,500 to remove threatening trees....

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11:21 am | One of the most dramatic changes proposed is to increase elected commission terms from two to three years....

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

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08:55 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. 5 Noise disturbance 1:03 a.m. Officer Martin responded to...

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08:50 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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08:18 pm | 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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08:01 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. 4 Missing phone charger cable 4:00 p.m. Officer Montegna...

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12:15 pm | Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie made it clear that the City is in no way “beholden” to the SBPO board, and she added that the City had not been consulted approval sought in naming...

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12:07 pm | ‘I’m not dooming this to fail, because I know it’s already decided, but this has happened before downtown.’...

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11:56 am | Resident says that the number of raccoons on the north end of the key has diminished and he suspects foul play....

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11:10 am | The cherished Alaina Ray was not only respectfully admired by her co-workers, but by residents, business owners and commissioners who took notice of her attention to detail and hard work. Former Planning and...

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

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09:37 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Sept. 30 Wedding party cacophony – Longboat 9:21 p.m. Officer...

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09:36 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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11:39 pm | The suspect stated that the hidden cameras belonged to him and he does use them to record sexual activity at his residence....

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11:03 pm | Commissioner Spoll said the town would have to “bite the bullet” and hire more police....

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10:56 pm | The total cost for debris removal could be $500,000, with 75% reimbursed by FEMA and 12.5% by the State....

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08:48 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 22, 2017 through September 28, 2017...

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08:40 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. 23 Dog on beach 11:03 a.m. Officer Nagell responded...

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Major Headlines

Sarasota Quay plan drives Fruitville roundabout »

Sarasota Quay plan drives Fruitville roundabout 11:49 am | The condominium, to be called The Grande, will be comprised of 73 residential units, a 9,500 square foot restaurant, as well as the impetus for a planned roundabout...

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Neighborhood power line burial effort surges ahead »

Neighborhood power line burial effort surges ahead 11:45 am | Bullock expects the construction to underground all of the utilities on Longboat Key to take no more than three years....

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Master Plan on way for City Bayfront »

Master Plan on way for City Bayfront 11:42 am | The planning of the 42-acre City-owned property encircling the Van Wezel moved closer to fruition last week. Planning firm Sasaki was selected by the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization...

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Longboat aims to declare war against Australian pine trees »

Longboat aims to declare war against Australian pine trees 11:39 am | Town to consider subsidizing property owners up to $1,500 to remove threatening trees....

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Longboat Commission to consider 3-year terms and shifting elections to November »

Longboat Commission to consider 3-year terms and shifting elections to November 11:21 am | One of the most dramatic changes proposed is to increase elected commission terms from two to three years....

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Sarasota City Commission debates & defends Bayfront planning process »

Sarasota City Commission debates & defends Bayfront planning process 12:15 pm | Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie made it clear that the City is in no way “beholden” to the SBPO board, and she added that the City had not been...

October 9, 2017 / No comment / Read More »

$17.5 million the cost to remedy St. Armands Circle parking woes; City debates chances of taxpayers footing bill »

$17.5 million the cost to remedy St. Armands Circle parking woes; City debates chances of taxpayers footing bill 12:07 pm | ‘I’m not dooming this to fail, because I know it’s already decided, but this has happened before downtown.’...

October 9, 2017 / 1 comment / Read More »

Resident says raccoons poisoned on north Key »

Resident says raccoons poisoned on north Key 11:56 am | Resident says that the number of raccoons on the north end of the key has diminished and he suspects foul play....

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Longboat nabs its new Planning & Zoning Director from Sarasota County »

Longboat nabs its new Planning & Zoning Director from Sarasota County 11:10 am | The cherished Alaina Ray was not only respectfully admired by her co-workers, but by residents, business owners and commissioners who took notice of her attention to detail and...

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Longboater arrested for hiding video camera in bedroom of rental unit »

Longboater arrested for hiding video camera in bedroom of rental unit 11:39 pm | The suspect stated that the hidden cameras belonged to him and he does use them to record sexual activity at his residence....

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Town to ticket illegal tourism rentals »

Town to ticket illegal tourism rentals 11:03 pm | Commissioner Spoll said the town would have to “bite the bullet” and hire more police....

October 1, 2017 / 1 comment / Read More »

Irma debris halfway picked up »

Irma debris halfway picked up 10:56 pm | The total cost for debris removal could be $500,000, with 75% reimbursed by FEMA and 12.5% by the State....

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Commission decides to ban medical marijuana dispensaries on Longboat Key »

Commission decides to ban medical marijuana dispensaries on Longboat Key 08:24 pm | The Commission decided to ban Medical Marijuana dispensaries on Longboat Key....

October 1, 2017 / 1 comment / Read More »

Fire Station rebuild plan could cost $5.89 million; town to consider bond vote langauge »

Fire Station rebuild plan could cost $5.89 million; town to consider bond vote langauge 08:14 pm | Town Commission to vote on bond referendum language Monday to pay for new fire station....

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Study shows banning shark fins in U.S. won’t help save sharks »

Study shows banning shark fins in U.S. won’t help save sharks 11:13 am | Researchers say instead of ban, sustainable harvest sets more realistic example for other nations....

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Opinion

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,...

October 9, 2017 / 1 comment / Read More »

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...

October 1, 2017 / 1 comment / Read More »

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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Democrats find another religious heretic »

Democrats find another religious heretic

08:31 pm | Catholic judges are OK so long as they’re not ‘orthodox’, one senator implies....

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The real disaster is Florida Power & Light »

The real disaster is Florida Power & Light

10:56 am | Everything was back to normal with the exception of one huge monolithic entity — FPL and its...

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Canadian real estate taxes »

Canadian real estate taxes

10:50 am | President Trump may have a point when he says that ‘people don’t realize Canada’s been very rough...

September 16, 2017 / 2 comments / Read More »

The chaotic frenzy of Media, Hurricane Irma and the US Open »

The chaotic frenzy of Media, Hurricane Irma and the US Open

07:41 am | Reporters today seek to fit the situation as if they are method acting for all of us....

September 8, 2017 / 1 comment / Read More »

Notable & quotable: Waffles »

Notable & quotable: Waffles

07:31 am | What we both noticed visible from the car windshield was that some structures fared better than others....

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The Navy — its breaking point? »

The Navy — its breaking point?

01:29 pm | Whether just a money shortage within Navy can be the cause of total fleet-wide problems is not...

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  1. Bob Bunting: Australian pine trees can be a problem but sometimes they are a benefit. As usual, good common sense is...
  2. Steve Keller: Don’t always agree with Reid’s take on issues but he’s got this one right. Going the...
  3. Suny Gravy: Spoll is Penny Wise and Pound Foolish as the expenditure for additional Lease Police and prosecution will...
  4. Suny Gravy: What happens if the tourists and locals go shop and dine elsewhere to avoid the parking meters and garage...
  5. Steve Keller: As a fellow former born and raised New Yorker all I can add is Bill de Blasio’s mis-guided...
  1. Sarasota Quay plan drives Fruitville roundabout
  2. Neighborhood power line burial effort surges ahead
  3. Master Plan on way for City Bayfront
  4. Longboat aims to declare war against Australian pine trees
  5. Longboat Commission to consider 3-year terms and shifting elections to November
  6. What Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Trump and all of us have in common
  7. Don’t be seduced; both Trump and the NFL players can be wrong
  8. Missile Defense, Part II
  9. Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — October 5, 2017 through October 11, 2017
  10. On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending October 13, 2017
  11. Longboat Key Letters – Week ending October 13, 2017
  12. Longboat Key News In Print — October 13, 2017 edition

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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 October 13, 2017 »

08:55 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. 5 Noise disturbance 1:03 a.m. Officer Martin responded to the 2500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive regarding a loud party. The caller wished to remain anonymous. When he arrived, he...

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On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending October 13, 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 — 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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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 22, 2017 through September 28, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 22, 2017 through September 28, 2017

08:48 pm | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 22, 2017 through September 28, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 14, 2017 through September 21, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 14, 2017 through September 21, 2017

11:27 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 14, 2017 through September 21, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 7, 2017 through September 13, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 7, 2017 through September 13, 2017

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 1, 2017 through September 6, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 1, 2017 through September 6, 2017

08:31 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 1, 2017 through September 6, 2017...

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Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 24, 2017 through August 30, 2017 »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 24, 2017 through August 30, 2017

07:33 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — August 24, 2017 through August 30, 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…

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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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