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Murf Klauber talks Colony ‘best outcome’

Murf Klauber talks Colony ‘best outcome’

You don’t need any more condominiums on Longboat Key. That doesn’t do one thing for our Key. It needs a tennis resort on the beach that is great for families and visitors. Ninety percent of the people who built houses on Longboat Key either stayed at the Colony or Key Club. We’ll get nice stores on this island eventually when it grows up.

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat planning progress frustrates Longboat leaders

Longboat planning progress frustrates Longboat leaders

“I do not know where we are going here – we sound like the Colony. We say we have a consulting agreement with the University of Florida, but to what end? I am not sure what the processes are, and what steps or of the timeline for those steps. I think we need to make this a tighter strategy with stricter timelines.”

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Town Commission opens election season

Longboat Town Commission opens election season

Interest is already building for competition for the three seats.

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote announces two new postdoctoral researchers

Mote announces two new postdoctoral researchers

Mote Marine Laboratory announced the arrival of Dr. Andrea M. Larsen and Dr. Emily Smith. Dr. Andrea M. Larsen was awarded a Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to study the relationship between fish and bacteria — a key topic for understanding fish health in the wild and in seafood farming. Larsen earned her doctorate in Fisheries, [...]

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The coalition that hates each other

The coalition that hates each other

Seems no one is going to furnish the boots on the ground. As of last Tuesday, there is no evidence that any countries have offered material assistance other than Australia and France. (Yes! France) That leaves us with having to count on the Syrian doctors, lawyers and candle stick makers that Obama disparaged just a year ago.

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Time for the Saudis?

Time for the Saudis?

The Kingdom’s only action so far is reported to be the donation of $100 million to a United Nations Counterterrorism Center – a move not likely to slow ISIS down.

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 11, 2014 through September 17, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 11, 2014 through September 17, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 11, 2014 through September 17, 2014

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending September 19, 2014

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending September 19, 2014

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Ste. 201B, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Tourism update from Visit Sarasota To: Town [...]

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol – Week ending September 19, 2014

On Patrol – Week ending September 19, 2014

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Aug. 25 Turtle suffers propeller damage 10:47 a.m. Officer Nagell responded to Linley Street Boat ramp for a report of a sea turtle in distress. Upon arrival, Officer Nagell was flagged down [...]

September 21, 2014 | Posted in On Patrol, Top Box | Read More »

In Print — September 19, 2014 edition

In Print — September 19, 2014 edition

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

September 21, 2014 | Posted in In Print | Read More »