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Virus Response Intensifies

Virus Response Intensifies

While some residents believe and express that the Coronavirus is no worse and will claim no more lives than the flu or car accidents, others are demanding even further restrictions
as active cases are on the rise.

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat chooses Ken Schneier as Mayor

Longboat chooses Ken Schneier as Mayor

“The mayor’s job is to speak rarely but cogently to draw out the comment
of every commissioner.” — former Mayor George Spoll

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 27, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 27, 2020

Longboat Key Foundation postpones golf tourney The board of the Longboat Key Foundation decided to postpone its April 18 golf fundraiser. The Longboat Key Foundation is a 501C3 organization with a mission to support Longboat Key, the environment and the people who make the island work. The foundation will issue refunds to all who request. […]

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending March 27, 2020

Editorial Letters – Week ending March 27, 2020

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 Longboat Key Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues as well as Sarasota City Hall that address Sarasota issues. We reserve the right to […]

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending March 27, 2020

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending March 27, 2020

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy.   March 14 Suspicious circumstance 12:51 p.m. Officer Nazareno responded to Bayou Lane for a suspicious circumstance call. Upon his arrival, Officer Nazareno made contact with the complainant who advised that his […]

April 1, 2020 | Posted in On Patrol | Read More »

Paradise faces pandemic

Paradise faces pandemic

In a matter of weeks, our world has fundamentally changed. The threat of COVID-19, a virus lacking a cure and reducing medicine to managing symptoms, demonstrates a magnified threat to communities such as Longboat Key, where the population averages 70 years old.

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat voters support $34.5 million beach

Longboat voters support $34.5 million beach

The overall beach project includes $10 million for the installation of five rock groins that will be situated on the north end of Longboat Key.

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 20, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 20, 2020

Longboat Key Foundation postpones golf tourney The board of the Longboat Key Foundation decided to postpone its April 18 golf fundraiser. The Longboat Key Foundation is a 501C3 organization with a mission to support Longboat Key, the environment and the people who make the island work. The foundation will issue refunds to all who request. […]

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending March 20, 2020

Editorial Letters – Week ending March 20, 2020

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 Longboat Key Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues as well as Sarasota City Hall that address Sarasota issues. We reserve the right to […]

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending March 20, 2020

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending March 20, 2020

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy.   March 10 Parking violation 8:58 a.m. Officer Nazareno responded to Gunwale Lane for a parking complaint regarding construction vehicles parked in the area obstructing the view of turning vehicles. Upon arrival, […]

April 1, 2020 | Posted in On Patrol | Read More »