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Editorial Letters – Week ending January 4, 2018

Editorial Letters – Week ending January 4, 2018

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. Second opinions To: Public Works Director Isaac Brownman Isaac, given the […]

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Divisive Lido Pool plan vote Jan. 14 in City Hall

Divisive Lido Pool plan vote Jan. 14 in City Hall

It’s a vote that will shape both the atmosphere and experience of the Lido Beach Pool, Pavilion and surrounding neighborhood for the next three decades.

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending January 4, 2019

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending January 4, 2019

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Dec. 28 Suspicious circumstance 2:54 p.m. Officer Vogt responded to Ketch Lane in reference to a possible residential burglary. Dispatch advised the caller stated he just returned from vacation and thought someone […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in On Patrol | Read More »

Longboat Key News In Print — January 4, 2019 edition

Longboat Key News In Print — January 4, 2019 edition

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

January 13, 2019 | Posted in In Print | Read More »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — December 20, 2018 through December 26, 2018

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — December 20, 2018 through December 26, 2018

Longboat Key latest sales, contracts — September 29, 2017 through October 4, 2017

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Real Estate | Read More »

Reflections on impeachment, 20 years later

Reflections on impeachment, 20 years later

PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com Declarations, By Peggy Noonan The Wall Street Journal (Saturday/Sunday, December 1-2, 2018) “A tragedy for Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky and America. He could have averted it by apologizing.” “December marks the 20th  anniversary of Bill Clinton’s impeachment.  There are many recent retrospectives on the scandal that led to it, including  Independent Counsel […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next

Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next

The Lido Beach Public Pool and Pavilion was the focus of community consternation throughout 2018. The City of Sarasota, which operates the publicly-owned facility that sits on an expanse of beach in the center of Lido Key, approved a contract to allow the owners of the Daiquiri Deck to add a waterfront restaurant, tiki bar, […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019

Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019

For years, it appeared as if the legal battles between the ownership interests of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort were eclipsing any real progress toward redevelopment. This situation changed dramatically in 2018. On March 16, the Longboat Key Town Commission approved a plan to allow 166 St. Regis Hotel rooms and 78 St. […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote to move aquarium to I-75

Mote to move aquarium to I-75

The Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved this year a term sheet for a lease and eventual transfer of public property to Mote Marine Laboratory. The approval is to assist Mote in establishing a new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) on about 12 acres in the Nathan Benderson Park within a rapidly growing nexus for […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Red tide plagues beaches

Red tide plagues beaches

Red tide was persistent starting in the summer of 2018 in Southwest Florida, from Collier County up through Pinellas County. Longboat Key and Sarasota were no exception. The town not only monitored the situation daily for dead fish and concentrations of red tide, it has done so since Aug. 2, when the effects of the […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »