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How do we fight an avalanche of stupidity on Longboat Key?

How do we fight an avalanche of stupidity on Longboat Key?

It is a classic legislative bait and switch. Voters were sold the idea of allowing the reconstruction of an existing building. But now, 10 years later, the push is to forever make all of the existing units “conforming” in new zoning districts and then set new redevelopment parameters.

May 29, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The Gorsuch triumph

The Gorsuch triumph

Perhaps this is the first of the few early Trump victories. I don’t know. Some of you may think you do.

May 29, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Fixing the Longboat Key electorial process

Fixing the Longboat Key electorial process

The current system does promote a sort of distributed representation across the community.

May 29, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Traveling — from Florida

Traveling — from Florida

While reading The Economist in flight I learned that only Syria sends more immigrants to Quebec than France – interesting.

May 28, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Key Rotary essay winners

Longboat Key Rotary essay winners

The Longboat Key Rotary Club awarded two $350 scholarship awards for each of 2 categories: one from students in grades 6 through 9, and one from students in grades 10 and higher. They also awarded two $100 Honorable Mention awards. The contest was limited to children and grandchildren of LBK’s Police and Fire personnel. The [...]

May 28, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat narrowly averts planning disaster

Longboat narrowly averts planning disaster

It is the low density, the reduced size and scale of the island that makes Longboat unique and a tranquil oasis in a state that generally assumes the position of ladorsis when developers approach.

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Rotary, Police & Fire: They are what makes a community great!

Rotary, Police & Fire: They are what makes a community great!

The afternoon was like good lovemaking — an event you thought might last 15 minutes stretched for an hour and a half and everyone left with a smile.

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Navy must be everywhere

Navy must be everywhere

“This episode is a small symptom of America’s weakened Navy. Today, as in the 1920s and ‘30s, Washington has forgotten Teddy Roosevelt’s advice to speak softly and carry a big stick.

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Sun, sand, sentinels

Sun, sand, sentinels

Few people in Okinawa think open hostilities with China are imminent, or perhaps even likely.

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The 11,000 Unit Elephant at the Edge of Town

The 11,000 Unit Elephant at the Edge of Town

There is no way to halt the march of time and development. Even though Longboat is built-out, we can see that huge development is possible just off both ends of the Longboat Key.

May 16, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »