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Commission runs wild over Bayfront Park discussion

Commission runs wild over Bayfront Park discussion

When new Rec. Center disappears from plan, Town leaders turn confrontational. Dog park also at issue.

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town tackles future zoning codes

Town tackles future zoning codes

‘Do our rules and comprehensive plan serve the town well, or have we outgrown some of them?’

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Burying GMD power lines heading to voters in March

Burying GMD power lines heading to voters in March

‘This is a bang for their buck. The only thing that approaches this in importance to the residents is the beach.’

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote plan gets nixed by Sarasota

Mote plan gets nixed by Sarasota

In a 3-2 vote last week, the Sarasota City Commission decided not to move forward with a plan to build a new Mote Marine Laboratory along the Bayfront adjacent to the Van Wezel and Sarasota Orchestra. Mote CEO Dr. Michael Crosby wants to expand its research facilities and build a 70,000 to 90,000 square foot [...]

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town leaders offer strong decision and delusion to voters

Town leaders offer strong decision and delusion to voters

When it comes to burying power lines, our Town Commission made a very smart decision and then, within moments, fell into catatonia, deluded policy making and veered away from their own core values as they took an important opportunity away from voters.

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Windmills: 1 Don Quixote: 0

Windmills: 1 Don Quixote: 0

If there were no such thing as different opinions, vanilla would be the only acceptable ice cream flavor, and life would be pretty dull.

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Deserving dysfunctional government

Deserving dysfunctional government

Why is it necessary to demonize the man rather than his policies?

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Election time, once again

Election time, once again

This is democracy in action, so take it all in, and make your decisions.

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

In Print — October 24, 2014 edition

In Print — October 24, 2014 edition

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

October 27, 2014 | Posted in In Print | Read More »

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 16, 2014 through October 22, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 16, 2014 through October 22, 2014

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — October 16, 2014 through October 22, 2014

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »