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P&Z seeks rules that could preclude Unicorp’s Colony plan

P&Z seeks rules that could preclude Unicorp’s Colony plan

“The town developing rules that would preclude the redevelopment of the property using a mixed residential and tourism use would deprive both me and the owners of their rights and would lower the value of the property tremendously.”

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Hurricane Hermine took toll on island turtle nests

Hurricane Hermine took toll on island turtle nests

Of 1,700 nests in the region that had yet to hatch, 686 nests were washouts.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote passes $50 million fundraising goal to expand

Mote passes $50 million fundraising goal to expand

Mote Marine Laboratory’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign has attained and is surpassing its $50-million goal for advancing the Lab’s critical mission and vision. The campaign continues and will officially end at Mote’s Oceanic Evening gala celebration on Oct. 29. Oceans of Opportunity: The Campaign for Mote Marine Laboratory debuted during Mote’s 60th anniversary celebration in [...]

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town approves franchise fees to soften undergrounding impact

Town approves franchise fees to soften undergrounding impact

Commission decides to use up to $5 million non-ad valorem fees and revenue to help defray the cost for some residents.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Coral key to Mote’s efforts

Coral key to Mote’s efforts

The goals of the initiative are to restore more than one million corals across the region’s reefs.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboater and Tyson’s Corner developer Charles B. Ewing passes

Longboater and Tyson’s Corner developer Charles B. Ewing passes

West*Group developed and constructed, under Mr. Ewing’s direction, over six million square feet.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

High Plains Journal founder Joe Berkely passes

High Plains Journal founder Joe Berkely passes

Joe Berkely of Longboat Key and Dodge City, KS died Sept. 9 in Florida. Berkely had moved to Longboat Key with his wife, Nancy, to enjoy his retirement years where they enjoyed the beautiful waters, the good boating, the yacht club and all the many things that Sarasota and Longboat Key offered. He was a [...]

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

Commission to retackle, rethink neighborhood underground plan

Commission to retackle, rethink neighborhood underground plan

Town to consider options including pledging franchise and utility fees to help pay down the $23 million cost of the project. Cost could drop by almost $4,000 for some property owners.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony seeks to keep 237 units

Colony seeks to keep 237 units

An obvious determinant of the value of the Colony is the number of units that will be allowed to be rebuilt.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat honors 9/11 victims with flags along Gulf of Mexico Drive

Longboat honors 9/11 victims with flags along Gulf of Mexico Drive

This weekend the town of Longboat Key is commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks with its annual placement of the flags along Gulf of Mexico Drive.  Fire Chief Paul Dezzi wrote the following letter to his firefighters and all town staff to remember the day: Fifteen Years Ago This is an historic weekend, again and an [...]

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »