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Longboat Video Voyeur may lose home to Town

Longboat Video Voyeur may lose home to Town

Longboat Key’s video voyeur who was arrested in September for secretly video taping guests and their sexual acts at his AirBnB rental could lose his condominium unit according to police.

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

L’Ambiance condo sells for $4.8 million; seller Howard C. Tibbals created the Howard Bros. Circus at Ringling

L’Ambiance condo sells for $4.8 million; seller Howard C. Tibbals created the Howard Bros. Circus at Ringling

A first-floor double sized unit at L’Ambiance on south Longboat Key closed on Nov. 17 for $4.8 million. Of note is the residence was the long-time home of  Howard C. Tibbals, creater of the Howard Bros. Circus, which is a ¾-inch-to-the-foot scale replica of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus located on the Ringling […]

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Colony redevelopment plan faces dual hurdles

Colony redevelopment plan faces dual hurdles

Commission to decide on project, courts to decide on ownership interests.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Ringling Bridge traffic defines planning

Ringling Bridge traffic defines planning

Traffic has already been amassing in late afternoons.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota stalls Lido pool plan vote; opposition mounts

Sarasota stalls Lido pool plan vote; opposition mounts

“It is a total abdication of city government responsibility.”

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat election heats up

Longboat election heats up

Voters will decide in contested races.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Steube aims to chop down tree regs

Steube aims to chop down tree regs

State Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, is fighting tree ordinances as an infringement on property rights. Steube’s tree bill, SB 574, would prohibit local governments from regulating the “trimming, removal, or harvesting of tree and timber on private property.” That would nullify dozens of tree ordinances across the state. Only the state Legislature would be able […]

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Key seawall meets approval in Sarasota; redevelopment eyed

Lido Key seawall meets approval in Sarasota; redevelopment eyed

The adjustment seaward of a seawall along the Sandcastle Resort on Lido Beach met with the approval from the city of Sarasota City Commission with a 3 to 1 vote following a two-hour discussion. Commissioner Jen Ahearn-Koch voted against the project, citing fears of beach erosion and turtle protection. Commissioner Willie Shaw was absent due […]

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

How should Longboat change its Charter?

How should Longboat change its Charter?

The Longboat Key Town Commission was due last week to consider ballot language asking voters if they agree with some fundamental changes to the town charter. But the consideration of any specific language or ordinance was put on hold by the town attorney because she said she needed clarification on, “what the town commission is […]

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key eyes savings in leaving Manatee County

Longboat Key eyes savings in leaving Manatee County

Town Manager Dave Bullock said he could not think of any services that would be lost or any advantage that would disappear if Longboat left Manatee County.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »