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Town fashions beach plan to combat erosion

Town fashions beach plan to combat erosion

“Let me say what is really on my mind. Manatee County has had little interest in maintaining this portion of the island. It seems to be an annoyance to them.”

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Code talk leads to Town Hall kerfuffle

Code talk leads to Town Hall kerfuffle

Commissioner Pastor urges board to fast-track rules on redevelopment. Strong disagreement ensues.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote scientists tag two whale sharks off Longboat Key and New Pass

Mote scientists tag two whale sharks off Longboat Key and New Pass

Whale sharks were found offshore of Longboat Key and New Pass, feeding at the surface possibly on fish eggs as well as other forms of plankton.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Commissioner Hagen Brody demands apology from Commissioner Willie Shaw

Sarasota Commissioner Hagen Brody demands apology from Commissioner Willie Shaw

“I’m one of those little colored folks that all you white folks done spoke for that don’t understand none of this,” Commissioner Willie Shaw said.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Fire Department: How to prepare for storm season

Longboat Fire Department: How to prepare for storm season

Are you prepared?  Do you have a Plan?  Living on an island brings additional challenges and reasons more so on why you need to be prepared and have a plan before a storm arrives.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Andrew Coumo’s wind farm won’t fly without fracking

Andrew Coumo’s wind farm won’t fly without fracking

“The irony here is colossal. Mr. Cuomo, who banned hydraulic fracturing despite the economic boon it has created in neighboring Pennsylvania, and who has repeatedly blocked construction of pipelines, is making New York even more dependent on natural gas, which will increase its carbon emissions.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Trump’s Mexico problem

Trump’s Mexico problem

‘Donald Trump has cultivated a contentious relationship with the government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nie.’

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Standing up to ‘The Donald’

Standing up to ‘The Donald’

Europe is rich and capable. Perhaps it is time to acknowledge that America can be an adversary as well as a partner.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands

  PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com Recent front page news brings these islands to the attention of many. Indeed this chain of “salt islands” is not found in your average lexicon. Some of you, our readers, may have heard of them; some of you may even have visited one or more of them.  Long, long […]

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 21, 2018 through June 28, 2018

Longboat, Bird & Lido Key latest sales, contracts — June 21, 2018 through June 28, 2018

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

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Real Estate | Read More »