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P&Z seeks rules that could preclude Unicorp’s Colony plan

P&Z seeks rules that could preclude Unicorp’s Colony plan

“The town developing rules that would preclude the redevelopment of the property using a mixed residential and tourism use would deprive both me and the owners of their rights and would lower the value of the property tremendously.”

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Hurricane Hermine took toll on island turtle nests

Hurricane Hermine took toll on island turtle nests

Of 1,700 nests in the region that had yet to hatch, 686 nests were washouts.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote passes $50 million fundraising goal to expand

Mote passes $50 million fundraising goal to expand

Mote Marine Laboratory’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign has attained and is surpassing its $50-million goal for advancing the Lab’s critical mission and vision. The campaign continues and will officially end at Mote’s Oceanic Evening gala celebration on Oct. 29. Oceans of Opportunity: The Campaign for Mote Marine Laboratory debuted during Mote’s 60th anniversary celebration in [...]

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town close to falling into litigious Colony quagmire

Town close to falling into litigious Colony quagmire

Our community leaders are once again playing chicken with lawsuits, development rights and how to go about applying the rules in a fair and equitable manner. And it could all affect the outcome at the Colony as well as the chances that the Town gets sued.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Ad misleads on Patrick Murphy’s resume

Ad misleads on Patrick Murphy’s resume

Murphy may be overselling his resume, but the ad also exaggerates when it says ‘never.’

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

In Print — September 23, 2016 edition

In Print — September 23, 2016 edition

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

September 25, 2016 | Posted in In Print | Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 15, 2016 through September 21, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 15, 2016 through September 21, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 15, 2016 through September 21, 2016

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending September 23, 2016

On Patrol – Week ending September 23, 2016

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Sept. 2 Property damage 4:16 p.m. Officer McGinnis responded to the Publix parking lot in reference to property damage. Officer McGinnis met with the complainant who advised a Ford truck parked next [...]

September 25, 2016 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending September 23, 2016

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending September 23, 2016

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 that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. An Empty Oval Office To: Editor Instability in government can endanger [...]

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

Town approves franchise fees to soften undergrounding impact

Town approves franchise fees to soften undergrounding impact

Commission decides to use up to $5 million non-ad valorem fees and revenue to help defray the cost for some residents.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »