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End of the Colony, Start of St. Regis

End of the Colony, Start of St. Regis

Now, more than a decade since the Colony closed and more than six years since Chuck Whittall became involved, the entire situation has changed…

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat remains cautious as world reopens

Longboat remains cautious as world reopens

Town Manager cites island’s vulnerable demographic as main concern and reason for keeping additional restrictions in place.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido beach building on target

Lido beach building on target

One area project that has not been slowed or stalled by coronavirus is the plan to rebuild Lido Beach.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Trump can’t be reelected without winning Florida

Trump can’t be reelected without winning Florida

BLAKE FLEETWOOD Guest Columnist blake@lbknews.com No Republican in 95 years has won a presidential election without winning Florida. In a poll released last week by Florida Atlantic University, President Trump trails Joe Biden by  six percentage points, 47 percent to 53 percent from May 8-12. This drop is a sharp reversal from the March FAU poll that […]

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales — 4/30/2020 – 5/21/2020

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales — 4/30/2020 – 5/21/2020

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — January 10, 2020 through January 15, 2020

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Real Estate | Read More »

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending May 22, 2020

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending May 22, 2020

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. May 16 Burglar alarm 7:37 a.m. Officer Puccio was dispatched to Harbor Sound Drive in reference to a residential burglar alarm at that location. Upon arrival, Officer Puccio and Officer Hodo conducted […]

May 23, 2020 | Posted in On Patrol | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending May 22, 2020

Editorial Letters – Week ending May 22, 2020

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 Longboat Key Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues as well as Sarasota City Hall that address Sarasota issues. We reserve the right to […]

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Businesses, residents grow angry as City keeps Lido Beach closed

Businesses, residents grow angry as City keeps Lido Beach closed

Lido Beach remains closed driving thousands of potential beachgoers to overwhelm neighboring beach communities over the past two weeks. St. Armands Circle stores want help.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Wall Street leader, family man passes on Longboat

Wall Street leader, family man passes on Longboat

Jacobs served as CEO and Chairman of Bache & Company, a pillar of post-war Wall Street, until the firm merged with Prudential in 1982.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

Mother’s Day weekend rescue: Pregnant manatee saved by Mote and partners

Mother’s Day weekend rescue: Pregnant manatee saved by Mote and partners

Two manatees may have second chances at life.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »