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Longboat slowly regains power

Longboat slowly regains power

Although Longboat was spared any storm surge or structural damage, the majority of residents experienced power outages that for many linger on.

September 16, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Irma threatens Longboat

Irma threatens Longboat

The Town of Longboat Key prepares for the worst. What should residents do? What should they be watching as the Catagory 5 storm churns our way?
When in and if you should leave and what to expect…

September 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sea turtle nests prepped for storm

Sea turtle nests prepped for storm

MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com Longboat Key Turtle Watch and Mote Marine volunteers are busy removing sea turtle signage in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Longboat Key Turtle Watch Vice President Cyndi Seamon says the group has taken out all the sea turtle information placards already, which are Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) signs informing beachgoers [...]

September 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Residents vie to join town boards

Residents vie to join town boards

The Longboat Key Town Commission will soon decide who will fill the shoes of longtime Planning and Zoning Board member George Symanski.

September 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Florida facing hit from Hurricane Irma

Florida facing hit from Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma tracked ever so slightly eastward Tuesday night, but Longboat Key is still under threat from the category 5 storm

September 6, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Policing Longboat in the wake of crime

Policing Longboat  in the wake of crime

“It’s the challenge – the constant challenge that comes whether it’s a burglary case or the Zota homicides – I suppose I like to put bad guys in jail.”

September 6, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Floating Longboat amusement park brings waves of ire

Floating Longboat amusement park brings waves of ire

“My final question is who will be responsible if someone drowns while using this unattractive nuisance?”

September 6, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sea turtle nests survive record rainfall and resort hot tubs

Sea turtle nests survive record rainfall and resort hot tubs

One solution to the lighting disorientations are sand dunes, which shield the lighting from the buildings.

September 6, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Storm takes toll on Longboat roadways

Storm takes toll on Longboat roadways

“Think of it like a sponge that has already absorbed as much water as it possibly can.”

September 5, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota dolphins busy reproducing in Bay

Sarasota dolphins busy reproducing in Bay

The local dolphin community has had a record year for calves, according to the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP), a Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) program in collaboration with Mote Marine Laboratory. During the 2017 calving season, 19 calves have been documented by SDRP, the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population.  These 19 calves [...]

September 5, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »