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Colony redevelopment plan faces dual hurdles

Colony redevelopment plan faces dual hurdles

Commission to decide on project, courts to decide on ownership interests.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Ringling Bridge traffic defines planning

Ringling Bridge traffic defines planning

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

“It is a total abdication of city government responsibility.”

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Longboat election heats up

Longboat election heats up

Voters will decide in contested races.

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Steube aims to chop down tree regs

Steube aims to chop down tree regs

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, removal, or harvesting of tree and timber on private property.” That would nullify dozens of tree ordinances across the state. Only the state Legislature would be able […]

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Lido Key seawall meets approval in Sarasota; redevelopment eyed

Lido Key seawall meets approval in Sarasota; redevelopment eyed

The adjustment seaward of a seawall along the Sandcastle Resort on Lido Beach met with the approval from the city of Sarasota City Commission with a 3 to 1 vote following a two-hour discussion. Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch voted against the project, citing fears of beach erosion and turtle protection. Commissioner Willie Shaw was absent due […]

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How should Longboat change its Charter?

How should Longboat change its Charter?

The Longboat Key Town Commission was due last week to consider ballot language asking voters if they agree with some fundamental changes to the town charter. But the consideration of any specific language or ordinance was put on hold by the town attorney because she said she needed clarification on, “what the town commission is […]

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On achieving 80 years

On achieving 80 years

This milestone is just that, not an achievement. It isn’t even painful, usually. I learned a lot, maybe did some good. The progress toward 80 was almost painless on this Gulf Key.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The Elmer Fudd syndrome

The Elmer Fudd syndrome

Our institutions serve as a haven for managers and stewards who are neither particularly competent nor scrupulous.

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Longboat Key Letters – Week ending November 10, 2017

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending November 10, 2017

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. Neighborhood Utilities Under Grounding Project – Hideaway Bay To: Town Manager […]

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