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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 »

Who should ride on Longboat’s infamous Mayor-go-Round?

Who should ride on Longboat’s infamous Mayor-go-Round?

We do not need a return to the past when commissioners cavorted behind the scenes with developers.

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

Is the Colony Longboat Key’s Vietnam?

Is the Colony Longboat Key’s Vietnam?

We’ve seen defeat, but what will victory look like at the Colony?

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

The Mayor of Longboat Key

The Mayor of Longboat Key

These races are difficult to handicap. Among other factors, the Florida Sunshine Law makes it theoretically impossible to discern how the race might be going.

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

Democrats: Your effort to destroy the President is abnormal

Democrats: Your effort to destroy the President is abnormal

‘The manufactured rage the media and political opposition is taking us to even angrier polarization in the country, and it will last longer that four years.’

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

Making sense of Longboat’s convoluted election

Making sense of Longboat’s convoluted election

Choosing candidates is akin to deciding between heads of cabbage at a market, the fact remains not all heads of cabbage are equal. This holds true on Longboat Key.

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

More on priorities

More on priorities

PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com Last week I opined for these pages on priorities, our priorities – yours and mine.  I thought that the priorities of the electorate here – the voters of this Key might be skewed.  I thought, and still do, that the election of  the Town Commission might just be the proper [...]

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

Election day on the Key

Election day on the Key

People spend lots of effort to win on a Density referendum, while even the four candidates for public office spend little or no effort to further their own candidacy. It must just be a question of priorities.

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

More on sequestration

More on sequestration

The military has to become not only bigger but more efficient. There is room to cut wasteful spending at the Defense Department.

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

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

When it comes to the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort redevelopment a bizarre form of land use porn has emerged and I hear otherwise sane people getting caught up in images and feelings that have little or no basis in anything resembling reality.

February 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »