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Turtle rules heading to vote

Turtle rules heading to vote

Bullock said the rules are based on visible light as the measure. If light — whether direct, indirect or cumulative — illuminates the beach, it is a violation. The test is the code enforcement stands on the beach to determine if the light is not only visible but is actually illuminating.

May 31, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

LBK fire contract ratified

LBK fire contract ratified

Agreement returns the Town to paying the majority of Firefighters’ pension costs with a concession of an 11% across the board pay cut.

May 31, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Manager, Chief praise Longboat Firefighter contract

Town Manager, Chief praise Longboat Firefighter contract

“This will make us more competitive and will prevent our investment in training only to be lost when an employee leaves.”

May 31, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Couple arrested for LBK package thefts

Couple arrested for LBK package thefts

When the officer entered the apartment, she noticed numerous missing packages with mailing labels addressed to locations on Longboat Key.

May 31, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

New turtle regs crawl forward

New turtle regs crawl forward

“We would have to have a type of standard that doesn’t currently exist.”

May 31, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Island Chapel Pastor retiring

Longboat Island Chapel Pastor retiring

Due to health concerns, Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll, Senior Pastor of Longboat Island Chapel, will preach his last sermon Sunday, May 29th at 10 a.m.  This will complete his three and a half years of ministirial services at the Chapel.  Rev. Carroll announced an earlier retiremet last October which was to take effect by the [...]

May 31, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote welcomes octopus researcher, new member to Board of Trustees

Mote welcomes octopus researcher, new member to Board of Trustees

Mote Marine Laboratory recently welcomed Dr. Noam Josef, a next-generation Ph.D. scientist known for studying the camouflage capabilities of cephalopods: octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and related species. Josef, who recently moved from Eilat, Israel to Sarasota, Florida, will study the camouflage of octopuses and their prey-predator interaction with the local stone crab population. Cephalopods are marine [...]

May 31, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Rapid erosion steals sand from Inn on the Beach

Rapid erosion steals sand from Inn on the Beach

“There is no real usable beach at Inn on the Beach for pretty much their whole waterfront property. All of their dune walkovers are in the Gulf. When you come to a beach resort, we realize there is an expectation that there will be a beach.”

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town slated to hatch new turtle ordinance

Town slated to hatch new turtle ordinance

“We are not breaking new ground in this ordinance, it puts us in the middle of the pack and brings up to date our ordinance which is now 20 years old.”

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Crosswalks staying; Town looks to slow GMD traffic to 35 MPH

Crosswalks staying; Town looks to slow GMD traffic to 35 MPH

“I’m totally opposed; we are nibbling away at the 45 MPH speed limit and here we are, we have five other crosswalks and the argument could be made for every other crosswalk to go to 35 MPH. It’s a de facto attempt to lower the speed limit,” said Younger.

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »