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New Longboat rules to affect Colony, building heights and rebuild rights

New Longboat rules to affect Colony, building heights and rebuild rights

The stakes could not be higher. The future look of the island, the evolution of property values and the protection of development rights all intersect.

May 16, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Shark tagging success

Shark tagging success

Mote tags 34 sharks in mission to understand habitat, patterns and populations.

May 16, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat fears Sarasota roundabout could worsen traffic at Gulfstream

Longboat fears Sarasota roundabout could worsen traffic at Gulfstream

‘A lot of us are nervous. We have not seen traffic of this magnitude through a roundabout and we would hate to be the guinea pig.’

May 15, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Dredging planned to save Greer Island

Dredging planned to save Greer Island

‘There is a present crisis at Greer Island, the homes on Gulf Road are in imminent danger.’

May 15, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Police arrest Sarasota man in Longboat Hit-and-Run case

Police arrest Sarasota man in Longboat Hit-and-Run case

Michael J. Rowe Jr. of Sarasota was arrested on April 14 by Longboat Key Police and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office for leaving the scene of a traffic crash with great bodily injuries. This follows 12 days of investigation after 66-year-old Mike MacCormick was found on April 2 laying on the grass at 4949 Gulf [...]

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law

Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law

Longboat Key News columnist Richard Hershatter leaves behind a 50-year career and a life full of passionate pursuits.

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Richard Hershatter, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat plans future look of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Longboat plans future look of Gulf of Mexico Drive

Will Longboat’s main thoroughfare be transformed into a signature roadway after all utility lines are removed? Town to discuss.

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Café Don Giovanni, the end of an era

Café Don Giovanni, the end of an era

That quaint little restaurant at 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive with the “12 star food” where generations enjoyed dinner together has closed it’s doors after 15 years of dedication and outstanding service to the Longboat Key community.  Many residents and visitors will feel the emptiness that now fills the space where the smell of garlic [...]

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Traffic: No magic bullet

Traffic: No magic bullet

CAROL ERKER Guest Columnist erker@lbknews.com Calling traffic and its impact on Longboat Key “an old problem that is getting worse,” Lenny Landau and Tom Freiwald from the Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force addressed the members of the Rotary Club of Longboat Key at their April 12th meeting. Landau and Freiwald reported that the effects of [...]

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat bicyclist survives hit-and-run following surgery

Longboat bicyclist survives hit-and-run following surgery

Victim transported to Blake Hospital where life-saving neurosurgery was performed. LBK Police seek any and all information on motorist.

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »