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South end beach project delayed by bid protest

South end beach project delayed by bid protest

Ferreira Construction filed a bid protest accusing the town of disqualifying its lower bid using “arbitrary and capricious” reasoning. One month delay likely.

May 2, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Crosswalk removal plan gets pushback from FDOT

Crosswalk removal plan gets pushback from FDOT

“FDOT was very concerned with the crosswalks as death trap rhetoric.”

May 2, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Moore’s demo makes way for new restaurant

Moore’s demo makes way for new restaurant

Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant, which stood in one of the most scenic locations in the Village on Longboat Key’s North End, was demolished Friday to make way for the vision of the new property owners Mark Caragiulo and Tom Leonard. The duo, plan to build a new restaurant, The Shore, which received approval by the [...]

May 2, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Turtle policy impacts future beach building

Turtle policy impacts future beach building

A beach project was held up for a year in Panama City because of a weak turtle lighting ordinance and lack of enforcement.

April 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission decides to remove all crosswalks

Commission decides to remove all crosswalks

“It gives them false security and that is so much more dangerous,” said Irwin Pastor.

April 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers

Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers

The north end peacocks that residents say plague their pastoral village, will be taken out using tranquilizer darts.

April 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Virginia left us a better Longboat Key

Virginia left us a better Longboat Key

Environmentalist Virginia Sanders, a precious natural resource for the town of Longboat Key, died at age 93 following decades of invaluable contributions to this area and the Key. Virginia began life on Longboat when she moved from Chicago to Florida in 1976. How fortunate Longboat Key was when she said “yes” to an important question, [...]

April 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Staff seeks to re-orientate LBK leaders on turtle law

Staff seeks to re-orientate LBK leaders on turtle law

Longboat turtle laws are ‘outdated, problematic for enforcement.’

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

Whitney Beach Plaza owner seeks rezone for 21 units

Whitney Beach Plaza owner seeks rezone for 21 units

The plan is to remove all commercial space except three units.

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

North end sidewalk, crosswalk, under review

North end sidewalk, crosswalk, under review

Commission has requested lowering speed limit to 35 mph north of Broadway.

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