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Waves of Light

Waves of Light

Night descends on Lido Shores. Photo by Steve Reid

May 16, 2017 | Posted in Key Life, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

New Longboat rules to affect Colony, building heights and rebuild rights

New Longboat rules to affect Colony, building heights and rebuild rights

The stakes could not be higher. The future look of the island, the evolution of property values and the protection of development rights all intersect.

May 16, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Shark tagging success

Shark tagging success

Mote tags 34 sharks in mission to understand habitat, patterns and populations.

May 16, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The 11,000 Unit Elephant at the Edge of Town

The 11,000 Unit Elephant at the Edge of Town

There is no way to halt the march of time and development. Even though Longboat is built-out, we can see that huge development is possible just off both ends of the Longboat Key.

May 16, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

What’s the matter with Connecticut?

What’s the matter with Connecticut?

Connecticut’s top tax rate rate is now higher than the 5.1% flat rate in the state formerly known as as Taxachusetts.

May 16, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 20, 2016 through April 26, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 20, 2016 through April 26, 2017

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — April 20, 2016 through April 26, 2017

May 15, 2017 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending April 28, 2017

On Patrol – Week ending April 28, 2017

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. April 18 Noise disturbance 5:15 p.m. Sgt. Coffman responded to Bayou Sound inn reference to construction noise after hours. Upon arrival, he made contact with the person who was just finishing for [...]

May 15, 2017 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending April 28, 2017

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending April 28, 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. Colony plan a waste of time To: Editor There has always [...]

May 15, 2017 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat fears Sarasota roundabout could worsen traffic at Gulfstream

Longboat fears Sarasota roundabout could worsen traffic at Gulfstream

‘A lot of us are nervous. We have not seen traffic of this magnitude through a roundabout and we would hate to be the guinea pig.’

May 15, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Dredging planned to save Greer Island

Dredging planned to save Greer Island

‘There is a present crisis at Greer Island, the homes on Gulf Road are in imminent danger.’

May 15, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »