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Swiped sand returns to beach

Swiped sand returns to beach

Many residents saw escarpments and wondered if this year’s investment in beach sand would amount to nothing more than bad luck mixed with allegations of poor execution and design flaws. Soon, the sand started to drift back to shore.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tropical Storm Colin washes out turtle nests

Tropical Storm Colin washes out turtle nests

Longboat Key Turtle Watch says 64 percent of sea turtle nests on Manatee County’s beaches were lost after Tropical Storm Colin.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote creates coral reef for future generations

Mote creates coral reef for future generations

Coral fragments planted today will grow into eachother to form a reef.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

China’s Florida…

China’s Florida…

From this tiny glimpse at a bit of Chinese life we might see that there may be more similarities.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

In Print — June 17, 2016 edition

In Print — June 17, 2016 edition

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

June 20, 2016 | Posted in In Print | Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 9, 2016 through June 15, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 9, 2016 through June 15, 2016

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — June 2, 2016 through June 8, 2016.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending June 17, 2016

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending June 17, 2016

Beach erosion by Tropical Storm Colin To: Town Commission I recently visited the beach to observe possible damage from the Tropical Storm Colin near the recently restored mid LBK area. To my dismay at least one large channel, several hundred yards long and 10 yards wide has been cut 50 feet from the shoreline south [...]

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending June 17, 2016

On Patrol – Week ending June 17, 2016

  The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. May 27 Battery 4:23 p.m. Officer Bergeron responded to 5400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive in response to a walk in complaint. The complainant advised that on May 25, at [...]

June 20, 2016 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

Fire contract passes 4-3

Fire contract passes 4-3

“If we are to have a Fire Department and Paramedics we must be competitive.”

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Stricter turtle law sees light

Stricter turtle law sees light

I don’t know why this commission goes out of its way to look for trouble. We have a gun to our head telling us to change our ordinance.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »