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Sarasota and Manatee traffic punishes Longboat’s property values, lifestyle and our collective sanity

Sarasota and Manatee traffic punishes Longboat’s property values, lifestyle and our collective sanity

In short, the City does not plan intelligently, it even fails to react intelligently. We cannot count on our neighbor who is exponentially making traffic worse to be the entity to fix any situation whatsoever. Strong mayors are born out of fiascos run like the City of Sarasota.

January 8, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The United States abstains

The United States abstains

Could Kerry be hoping to again be the Democrats’ standard-bearer?

January 8, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

China and its islands

China and its islands

Our Chinese Naval colleagues have been very busy. This means that President-Elect Trump will soon take office facing a risk of hostilities over islands that didn’t exist when President Obama was last sworn in.

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

What would Christmas be without plastic surgery, dog parks, the Colony and the greatest gift of all?

What would Christmas be without plastic surgery, dog parks, the Colony and the greatest gift of all?

Watching the Colony over the past eight years is the equivalent of witnessing a roomful of schizophrenics dosed on LSD cavorting with attorneys in front of demented and often confused judges. But the bad trip is nearly over.

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel

Why would anyone’s conscience be at risk of being disturbed over this?

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

A surprise visitor

A surprise visitor

I heard heated debate, raised voices, almost personal attacks. These are not permitted in our commission discourse.

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Larry Grossman on the ballot this March

Larry Grossman on the ballot this March

PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com I’ve written about Larry Grossman several times during the past four years.  These columns, obviously have been during election times.  We are entering that season. Larry has qualified again, for the Commission seat serving District Four on our Town Commission.  As a means of introducing, or reintroducing, the Candidate to [...]

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Cuba, all over again

Cuba, all over again

Florida is as close as we’ll get to Cuba. What happens there is important to us.

December 15, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, z | Read More »

Wow, says I

Wow, says I

“I think what happened is Trump touched a nerve on the part of millions of people that media doesn’t often talk about.”

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The toxic turkey that threatened our family

The toxic turkey that threatened our family

He looked like Robert Duvall walking around a bombed out landscape in Vietnam relishing the smell of turkey in the morning.

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »