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Longboat police save drowning woman after boating mishap

Longboat police save drowning woman after boating mishap

The woman was coughing up salt water but quickly recovered and expressed gratitude for the officers’ swift action.

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony Judge reversed again

Colony Judge reversed again

Judge May has been reversed five out of five times on appeal.

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

LBK sea turtles ensnared in left behind beach furniture

LBK sea turtles ensnared in left behind beach furniture

Residents are writing to the town in an effort to impart upon commissioners the need for an ordinance to remove beach chairs at night in an effort to protect the sea turtle species.

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Manager distributes Longboat property valuations

Town Manager distributes Longboat property valuations

Town Manager David Bullock distributed the final property valuations for Manatee and Sarasota Counties which came in this week. Staff is proceeding to develop the maximum millages for the July 7 regular meeting. Enter your email below to receive occasional Longboat Key breaking news eblasts and updates. <a href=”http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1323554-NkTwY5gu7N” title=”Online Form”>Online Form – Constant Contact [...]

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Police arrest man responsible for burglaries and thefts

Longboat Police arrest man responsible for burglaries and thefts

On June 24 Detective Sergeant Bourque arrested a 25 year-old Bradenton man responsible for dozens of burglaries and thefts in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Daniel Lee Upton confessed to burglaries on Longboat Key and Holmes Beach where he broke into condominium storage sheds; stealing bicycles that were sold at Manatee and Sarasota pawn shops. Once [...]

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Colony fiasco, Bayfront Park plan, burying power lines and all of LBK demands strong leadership

Colony fiasco, Bayfront Park plan, burying power lines and all of LBK demands strong leadership

Our memory of the former Colony haunts us. We want someone with vision to step in. But instead it looks like Rotterdam after Hitler’s Waffen planes carpeted the streets with bombs. And instead of the Klauber family selling units to friends, we see attorneys like so many wolves tearing at the carcass of a resort.

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Between Iraq and a hard place

Between Iraq and a hard place

Hopefully it will not take another century or two to bring some sanity to the situation, but in the meantime not one American soldier’s life should be shed in a conflict not our own.

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

What do we think?

What do we think?

Americans are worried about the country’s standing in the world. They want to be the most powerful and respected nation in the world, because we are Americans and that’s how we roll.

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Power line burial offers Key benefits

Power line burial offers Key benefits

The value of our homes is strongly tied to the ambiance of the island.

July 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

In Print — July 4, 2014 edition

In Print — July 4, 2014 edition

Click to open up the edition and then click to open up the page full size just as it was printed.

July 6, 2014 | Posted in In Print | Read More »