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North Key ravaged by car burglars

North Key ravaged by car burglars

Beginning on the morning of Friday, Jan. 22, police responded to five locations where residents had noticed someone had entered their vehicles and gone through the consoles and glove boxes.

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

The complaint with undergrounding…

The complaint with undergrounding…

“One organization on the North-end told me, ‘They (the Commission) hate us.’ Think of this: if George Spoll, Ed Zunz, Armando Linde and such a wide range of people think the undergrounding plan is unfair, their must be something to it.”

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

LBK talks Presidential race

LBK talks Presidential race

Who’s in first? What’s in second? I don’t know who’s in third. When it comes to prognosticating the 2016 Presidential Election, Abbott and Costello might have as much insight as any pundit or poll can provide. Many supporters of Hillary Clinton vascillate between belief that this will be her year and a fear that 2008 [...]

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

Colony offers under review

Colony offers under review

“I am not in this to make money off my unit, but only to get back on that beach. I now have two married kids and expect grandkids and this is where I want us to all get together to vacation. That’s why I am working so hard at this,”

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Discord erupts when Town looks for other undergrounding funds

Discord erupts when Town looks for other undergrounding funds

“This latest idea is a shell game of the most base nature I have ever seen. It is a shifting of cost. I’m just amazed that this is even being presented. I’m disgusted where we are right now.” – Commissioner Phill Younger
“To imply this is a shell game, I take insult. Nobody is doing anything under the covers here. There is nobody trying to deceive anyone here, or move anything around. The attempt is to bring the issue to an equitable closure.” — Mayor Jack Duncan

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Commissioner and Town Manager to urge MPO for funding of traffic study

Commissioner and Town Manager to urge MPO for funding of traffic study

Commissioner Jack Daly, also a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and Town Manager Dave Bullock will be proposing at the MPO meeting on Jan. 25, that it consider paying $135,000 of the $675,000 cost for the regional traffic study project. The $675,000 traffic study project will be performed by the Florida Department of [...]

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Crosswalk’s low lighting could drive danger worries Larson

Crosswalk’s low lighting could drive danger worries Larson

‘There is substantial concern that the drivers are not seeing or stopping for pedestrians.”

January 19, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Museum of Art names Director

Sarasota Museum of Art names Director

MARI ZEVIN Staff Writer mzevin@lbknews.com There’s a new kid on Sarasota’s block and her name is Anne-Marie Russell. Russell is the new Executive Director of Sarasota Museum of Art (SMOA), Sarasota’s first art museum devoted to modern and contemporary art. The idea for a contemporary art museum in Sarasota was conceived by volunteer Wendy Surkis. [...]

January 19, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote thanks longest serving volunteer

Mote thanks longest serving volunteer

Dave Bowman has spent the last 35 years volunteering at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. During that time, he logged a total of 16,289 hours sharing his passion for the ocean and educating Moteguests from all over the world about Mote’s marine research and conservation efforts. Now, at age 80, as he relocates his home [...]

January 19, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key receives reimbursement for sand cost

Longboat Key receives reimbursement for sand cost

In May 2014 the Town and the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) entered into an interlocal agreement for the placement of approximately 100,000 cubic yards of sand for the north end of Longboat Key. In general, the agreement provided for the WCIND to fund the majority of the project for about $500,000 with the [...]

January 19, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »