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Town permits Colony unit owners to renovate; owner says more to come

Town permits Colony unit owners to renovate; owner says more to come

‘Once we get out units fixed up we will take immediate steps to turn the water and sewer back on so that a number of units will be habitable as soon as possible. We are confident that the Town will not stand in our way.’

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Klauber’s ‘stolen’ sculpture found smashed at Colony

Klauber’s ‘stolen’ sculpture found smashed at Colony

Evidence of multi-colored glass strewn throughout the property has been found.

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town hires Darin Cushing as new Building Official

Town hires Darin Cushing as new Building Official

Longboat Key hired Darin Cushing on Aug. 27 as its Building Official at an annual salary of $71,011.20.

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town to honor 9-11 victims

Town to honor 9-11 victims

As part of the observance of the 13th Anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, the Town will again install 2,977 American flags in the Town’s right-of-way in remembrance of those who died in the attacks and their aftermath that day.  The flags will be installed on the afternoon and evening of September 10th and removed on [...]

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Key Events, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Water condition flag program saves lives

Water condition flag program saves lives

Over the years, Longboat Key Fire Rescue personnel have been called to several water rescue emergencies that resulted in poor patient/victim outcomes. A question the fire department had to answer was, “How can we make a difference in this situation?”

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Court: Colony Lender can continue collecting, $23 million auction pending

Court: Colony Lender can continue collecting, $23 million auction pending

The judge also said he will soon schedule auction of $23 million judgement.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat pursues Town Center, burying power lines

Longboat pursues Town Center, burying power lines

‘It will be a big project; they will be involved the whole way through. There is also a feasibility element. We do not want to create something that is not viable.’

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote Marine and FWC release snook into Sarasota Bay

Mote Marine and FWC release snook into Sarasota Bay

On Aug. 15, scientists with Mote Marine Laboratory and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released hatchery-reared juvenile snook into the wild as part of an ongoing program designed to find the most effective methods to replenish and enhance wild snook populations. The species is one of Florida’s most popular sport fish and plays an [...]

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Key Fishing, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony Lender demands $5 million from unit owners; Yablon fires back

Colony Lender demands $5 million from unit owners; Yablon fires back

Colony Lender sent a demand letter to each and every Colony unit owner seeking the $5 million in rent and interest and taxes for the recreational facilities at the closed resort they say is legally due under contractual agreement.

August 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Stranded sea turtle babies saved

Stranded sea turtle babies saved

Turtle Watch Volunteers helped all 16 hatchlings survive.

August 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »