10:24 am | “The community doesn’t want this and my boss is the community and they tell me they don’t want this,” said Commissioner Jen Ahearn Koch. Hagen Brody said he could not disagree more....

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08:52 am | Staff is proposing to designate specific routes for trucks, including arterial streets and collectors....

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08:45 am | The town commission body could be changing shape soon, as there are multiple new candidates on the election field. The Nov. 20 deadline for the March 2018 Longboat Key election has come and...

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08:42 am | Longboat Detective Robert Bourque says that of the 25 suspected victims he has contacted so far, only one said they knew that Wayne Natt was filming them....

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07:35 am | “I recommend we come at this with a lower quality sand than we have tolerated in other projects.” ...

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07:30 am | “The community doesn’t want this and my boss is the community and they tell me they don’t want this,” said Koch. Commissioner Hagen Brody said he could not disagree more.with Koch....

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07:21 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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07:18 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. 17 Move over law 1:13 p.m. Sgt. Coffman while...

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07:16 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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07:12 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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07:09 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Sarasota City Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy.   Nov. 14 Drug use 4:02 p.m. Officer Fergus while...

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07:04 am | “It’s not like we are Clearwater Beach, which has a large commercial beachfront. We have a beautiful, quiet, family beach, which the tourists love and it sits next to a lot of residential...

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07:00 am | Longboat Key’s video voyeur who was arrested in September for secretly video taping guests and their sexual acts at his AirBnB rental could lose his condominium unit according to police....

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06:53 am | A first-floor double sized unit at L’Ambiance on south Longboat Key closed on Nov. 17 for $4.8 million. Of note is the residence was the long-time home of  Howard C. Tibbals, creater of...

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11:18 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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11:12 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. 10 Disturbance 10:48 a.m. Officer Bergeron responded to Bay...

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11:07 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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11:06 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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11:04 am | The following are actual police reports as written by Sarasota City Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Nov. 13 Property damage 3:52 a.m. Officer Toler and Officer...

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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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Upset residents pack City Hall to watch Commission pass Lido Pavilion plan 4-1 »

Upset residents pack City Hall to watch Commission pass Lido Pavilion plan 4-1 10:24 am | “The community doesn’t want this and my boss is the community and they tell me they don’t want this,” said Commissioner Jen Ahearn Koch. Hagen Brody said he...

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Sarasota seeks to stop truck traffic »

Sarasota seeks to stop truck traffic 08:52 am | Staff is proposing to designate specific routes for trucks, including arterial streets and collectors....

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Final candidates ready for LBK election »

Final candidates ready for LBK election 08:45 am | The town commission body could be changing shape soon, as there are multiple new candidates on the election field. The Nov. 20 deadline for the March 2018 Longboat...

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Longboat Video Voyeur could lose home as Town closes in »

Longboat Video Voyeur could lose home as Town closes in 08:42 am | Longboat Detective Robert Bourque says that of the 25 suspected victims he has contacted so far, only one said they knew that Wayne Natt was filming them....

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Longboat seeks to stabilize north-end erosion »

Longboat seeks to stabilize north-end erosion 07:35 am | “I recommend we come at this with a lower quality sand than we have tolerated in other projects.” ...

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Amid protest, Sarasota approves lease of Lido Beach Pavilion »

Amid protest, Sarasota approves lease of Lido Beach Pavilion 07:30 am | “The community doesn’t want this and my boss is the community and they tell me they don’t want this,” said Koch. Commissioner Hagen Brody said he could not...

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Managing Director Announced to Oversee Master Plan of Sarasota’s 42-Acre City-Owned Bayfront »

Managing Director Announced to Oversee Master Plan of Sarasota’s 42-Acre City-Owned Bayfront 07:27 am | The Board of Directors of Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization announced Nov. 21 William Waddill has been selected as Managing Director. After a selection process that spanned nearly six months,...

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Will Lido Pool Plan take dive? »

Will Lido Pool Plan take dive? 07:04 am | “It’s not like we are Clearwater Beach, which has a large commercial beachfront. We have a beautiful, quiet, family beach, which the tourists love and it sits next...

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Longboat Video Voyeur may lose home to Town »

Longboat Video Voyeur may lose home to Town 07:00 am | Longboat Key’s video voyeur who was arrested in September for secretly video taping guests and their sexual acts at his AirBnB rental could lose his condominium unit according...

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L’Ambiance condo sells for $4.8 million; seller Howard C. Tibbals created the Howard Bros. Circus at Ringling »

L’Ambiance condo sells for $4.8 million; seller Howard C. Tibbals created the Howard Bros. Circus at Ringling 06:53 am | A first-floor double sized unit at L’Ambiance on south Longboat Key closed on Nov. 17 for $4.8 million. Of note is the residence was the long-time home of ...

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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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Opinion

Will Virginia teach Trump fans a lesson? »

Will Virginia teach Trump fans a lesson?

07:24 am | Peggy Noonan may just be right. I’d like to think that there is still at least one...

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My Thanksgiving with Charlton Heston, Chopin, an English vegetarian and Mozart »

My Thanksgiving with Charlton Heston, Chopin, an English vegetarian and Mozart

06:46 am | There is often something daunting about holidays which is conveyed in the fearful rhetoric we employ —...

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Autumn in New England »

Autumn in New England

06:42 am | The sun comes up quickly on this autumn day. A bit chilly for the flight to...

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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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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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On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending November 24, 2017 »

07:18 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. 17 Move over law 1:13 p.m. Sgt. Coffman while directing traffic for a previous crash and stopped a Chevrolet for to slowing down for emergency vehicles. The driver was from out...

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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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Real Estate

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — November 16, 2017 through November 22, 2017

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — November 16, 2017 through November 22, 2017 »

07:12 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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L’Ambiance condo sells for $4.8 million; seller Howard C. Tibbals created the Howard Bros. Circus at Ringling

L’Ambiance condo sells for $4.8 million; seller Howard C. Tibbals created the Howard Bros. Circus at Ringling »

06:53 am | A first-floor double sized unit at L’Ambiance on south Longboat Key closed on Nov. 17 for $4.8 million. Of note is the residence was the long-time home of  Howard C....

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Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — November 9, 2017 through November 15, 2017 »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — November 9, 2017 through November 15, 2017

11:06 am | Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017...

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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...

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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’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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