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Barwin, Buchanan befuddle Unconditional Surrender relocation conversation

Barwin, Buchanan befuddle Unconditional Surrender relocation conversation

Buchanan announced that Barwin told him in a meeting the statue would remain at its present location due
to popular demand. This has since been walked back.

September 19, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Flip Flops on Lightning Rod Height Rule, Again

Longboat Flip Flops on Lightning Rod Height Rule, Again

Mayor Schneier said that he was a little put off because the applicant for the taller rods was a promoter and a salesman who didn’t live in the town.

September 19, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

John Short: He Served Longboat Key Well

John Short: He Served Longboat Key Well

For the hundreds of Longboaters who over the years drove religiously each morning to arrive at 7:30 a.m. sharp for their arranged match — John Short’s efforts meant the world.

September 19, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key seeks to add perspective to sewage spill

Longboat Key seeks to add perspective to sewage spill

What happened and when, the Town’s response, the cost of the clean-up and steps to prevent a repeat…

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town seeks 150% spike in parking fines

Town seeks 150% spike in parking fines

Based on their review, the Chief recommends the fine for parking in time-restricted areas, unlawful parking and parking in handicap spots be increased from $30 to $75.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

New rule a lightning rod issue for island residents

New rule a lightning rod issue for island residents

The issue caused significant controversy last spring when property owner Boris Miksic installed a lightning protection system that loomed far above the maximum building height

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

A False Sense Of Security: Covid Numbers Don’t Add Up

A False Sense Of Security: Covid Numbers Don’t Add Up

Fortunately, the disaster I predicted in early spring didn’t develop in LBK. But this is not the time to be complacent.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat hires new Chief

Longboat hires new Chief

After considering more than 60 applicants including Longboat Key’s own Deputy Chief, Town Manager Tom Harmer has offered the position of Police Chief to Kelli Smith.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Selby Gardens returns with revised master plan

Selby Gardens returns with revised master plan

Selby has cut the parking structure height by 40%; hopes compromise will spell success.

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Despite battering from waves, turtle nesting stays strong

Despite battering from waves, turtle nesting stays strong

the greatest threat is ambient light streaming from condominiums that all but ends their chance to make it to safety.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »