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Trump says he’ll work with Democrats

Trump says he’ll work with Democrats

Will they work with him?

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The future of rental property on Longboat Key

The future of rental property on Longboat Key

The town is faced with a difficult code enforcement situation, resulting in very few actions.

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Saudis put U.S. Energy producers to a test — and they ace it

Saudis put U.S. Energy producers to a test  — and they ace it

The U.S. still imports oil (for now), but net imports have declined by half. America is now the world’s biggest natural-gas producer and has become a net exporter.

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The people have spoken

The people have spoken

It is clear from the last three referendum votes that residents on Longboat Key no longer wish to have more hotel/motel rooms in their community.

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Notable & quotable: Mere fiscal Christianity

Notable & quotable: Mere fiscal Christianity

“Simply put, I do not believe that the preferential option for the poor means a preferential option for big government.”

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Can we talk?

Can we talk?

I hope the commission slows down and makes a concerted effort to get input from the greater community before forging ahead. Especially since they have been shown to be almost completely out of touch with their constituents when it comes to increased density.

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The human side of conservation

The human side of conservation

Maybe conservation begins with the environmental scientists, but it will never get very far if we don’t push it beyond our own community.

April 9, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Be not hasty

Be not hasty

‘Be not hasty to believe flying reports to the disparagement of any. Be not apt to relate news if you know not the truth thereof.’

April 9, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The rebuilding of Longboat Key

The rebuilding of Longboat Key

The biggest challenge confronting our community is minimizing negative impacts of the rebuilding process on neighborhoods and preserving the low profile charm that makes our island so desirable.

April 9, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Traffic hell thanks to the F-U-DOT

Traffic hell thanks to the F-U-DOT

“Do not assume I am patient. I am a caffeined-up, angry ex-New Yorker…

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »