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Future could include expansion of Payne Park Tennis in City

Future could include expansion of Payne Park Tennis in City

There is interest in adding practice courts and training courts for students as well as a center court.

October 15, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony fire ruled “Suspicious,” investigation closed

Colony fire ruled “Suspicious,” investigation closed

A fire on the top floor of the mid-rise building at the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort on Saturday, Sept. 22, will not be further investigated and has been ruled “suspicious” by the Longboat Police Department. Police Chief Pete Cumming said he believes either it was intentionally set or workers cutting wires in the […]

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Residents roiled over island coyotes

Residents roiled over island coyotes

Longboat can either learn to live with the coyotes and educate residents, or trap, tranquilize and then euthanize the animals.

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat to debate divorcing Manatee County

Longboat to debate divorcing Manatee County

Economics and efficiency are in many ways driving the quest by the Town of Longboat Key to effectively adjust its boundaries to eliminate Manatee County.

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Bayfront redevelopment wins support

Bayfront redevelopment wins support

After more than five years in the making, the master plan to develop 53 acres of City-owned land along the Bayfront has been approved by the Sarasota City Commission.

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Last week, the Sarasota City Commission unanimously voted to allow Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin to execute a contract for almost $4 million in sand slated for the highly eroded Lido Beach. Two bids have been submitted, one for $3.943 million by Coastal Dredging LLC, and the other by Weeks Marine for $4.825 million. City […]

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Red Tide update

Longboat Red Tide update

Red tide conditions continue to persist in Southwest Florida. The Town recognizes Longboat Key is experiencing red tide conditions and is monitoring conditions daily. Users are advised to use due care to minimize irritation and symptoms related to red tide aerosols. The Town’s general cleanup efforts will be based on Public Works assessments of concentration […]

September 26, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City Planning Board votes against Lido Pavilion Plan

City Planning Board votes against Lido Pavilion Plan

“This is a perfect storm of incompatibility. Lido Pavilion is being robbed.”

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City takes control of Payne Park Tennis, hires Harris as new Supervisor

City takes control of Payne Park Tennis, hires Harris as new Supervisor

City offers Tennis Supervisor post to Tumeka Harris. Plans to upgrade facility in works.

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat to fight FDOT data for Downtown roundabout

Longboat to fight FDOT data for Downtown roundabout

‘We ought to evaluate with a full season of traffic, before proceeding.’

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »