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Longboat closes curtain on plan for theater

Longboat closes curtain on plan for theater

Commission voted last week to cut the black box theatre and about $7 million in cost from the plan.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota to eye decriminalizing marijuana

Sarasota to eye decriminalizing marijuana

Commissioner Brody says too many resources are spent making arrests. His plan is to allow police to write civil citations as an option.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pool & Pavilion saved from bar/restaurant plan; what’s next? Watch the Video…

Lido Pool & Pavilion saved from bar/restaurant plan; what’s next? Watch the Video…

The plan and the lease that would have allowed a waterfront restaurant and bar at the Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion is officially terminated. But it came at a great cost and with great effort. What’s next?

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box, Video | Read More »

Longboat Key News In Print — March 8, 2019 edition

Longboat Key News In Print — March 8, 2019 edition

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

March 9, 2019 | Posted in In Print | Read More »

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending March 8, 2019

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending March 8, 2019

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. March 2 Acts of nuisance 12:54 p.m. Officer Reno while on marine patrol spotted three juveniles jump from the Longboat Pass Bridge into the water below. Officer Reno beached his boat and […]

March 9, 2019 | Posted in On Patrol | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending March 8, 2019

Editorial Letters – Week ending March 8, 2019

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. Longboat Key roundabout proposal: major safety concerns To: Town Commission As […]

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Ortasio-Cortez heralds a New Political Era

Ortasio-Cortez heralds a New Political Era

‘Socialism may not become America’s dominant ideology, but it’s likely to be around for a while.’

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra eyes Payne Park for new home

Sarasota Orchestra eyes Payne Park for new home

The proposed new concert hall calls for the demolition of the existing Tennis Center and its reconstruction in another part of Payne Park.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Residents fear new street lights will mar Longboat community

Residents fear new street lights will mar Longboat community

“If you want truly decorative poles on Gulf of Mexico Drive, the community could end up with 50 or 100 more light poles than if it went with the taller options.”

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The man who fictionalized Longboat Key, beloved author Terry Griffin, turns final page

The man who fictionalized Longboat Key, beloved author Terry Griffin, turns final page

Longboat Key writer and resident Terry Griffin had a knack for fictionalizing the myriad of friends in his life. In fact, he was so possessed and beholden by the beauty of Longboat key that he set the majority of his work in a mythologized Longboat Key landscape. Terry Griffin created in the genre of the […]

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »