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Candidate countdown…

Candidate countdown…

Final debate of election brings strong answers and differences.
• Jaleski against tourism; others say it is manageable.
• How should we solve traffic on the Key? Candidates differ.
• Which candidates are ready to lead? Read the answers.
• How do we redevelop and keep our beauty and ambiance?
• Any lessons learned from the recent defeats in court? You decide.

March 3, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Final Bayfront Park plan ready to build

Final Bayfront Park plan ready to build

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com A final design plan was presented by Town Manager Dave Bullock to the town commission for a redeveloped and expanded Bayfront Park at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2. It was approved, and residents will witness a new park being built likely by year’s end, said Bullock. The proposal [...]

March 3, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Do we need a paw park? Where is our prettiest spot?

Do we need a paw park? Where is our prettiest spot?

Longboat Key Commission candidates speak out on how they will lead, paw parks and what they love most.

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Demand for traffic solutions gaining ground

Demand for traffic solutions gaining ground

‘I do not see that they have tried anything. Not doing anything is not a solution.’

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s aged pipe poses threat

Longboat’s aged pipe poses threat

‘The pipe rupturing and the idea of sewage in Sarasota Bay is a risk we cannot take.’

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Speaking with Mr. Grossman…

Speaking with Mr. Grossman…

Longboat Key News writer Peter O’Connor speaks one-on-one with Commission candidate Larry Grossman.

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Speaking with Mr. Daly…

Speaking with Mr. Daly…

Longboat Key News writer Peter O’Connor speaks one-on-one with Commission candidate Jack Daly.

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote Marine expanding facilities

Mote Marine expanding facilities

Mote Marine Laboratory leaders announced new plans for the expansion of its research facilities on Summerland Key during a special celebration of the organization’s 60th Anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Galleon Resort & Marina in Key West. The expansion is a priority of Mote’s newly announced comprehensive campaign: Oceans of Opportunity: The Campaign [...]

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Candidates speak out on tourism, boat trailers and managing blight

Candidates speak out on tourism, boat trailers and managing blight

Longboat Key News asked each of the four candidates in the contested elections questions regarding three issues: whether to adopt a boat/trailer ordinance, if the town needs more tourism units, and whether the town should acquire the north end gas station. In the coming weeks leading to the election, Longboat Key News will publish questions and answers with the candidates. Here is what they had to say:

February 20, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Options offered in undergrounding Longboat utilities

Options offered in undergrounding Longboat utilities

The commission will debate the politics, fairness and viability of who ought pay for what.

February 20, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »