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Will Longboat step-up turtle light enforcement?

Will Longboat step-up turtle light enforcement?

RACHEL HORNE Staff Columnist Horne@lbknews.com In 2016 the town of Longboat Key finally adopted a series of measures to protect endangered sea turtles during the nesting season. The new rules – which included dimming artificial lights and  nightly removal of beach furniture – were put in place to ensure female turtles could build their nests […]

April 19, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

VFW is committed to ending hunger and sequestration

VFW is committed to ending hunger and sequestration

I’ve written on the subject of sequestration in these pages. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has been my source before. Hunger is a new subject this month.
That is an unfortunate topic, but needs to be covered.

April 19, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The Democrats abandon Catholics

The Democrats abandon Catholics

“If you value religious education or life’s sanctity, you’re not welcome in the party.”

April 19, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Can Andy Adams be shamed into selling his Colony units or will the courts decide?

Can Andy Adams be shamed into selling his Colony units or will the courts decide?

From the mid-rise Klauber ran the operation like a benevolent dictator with his Sperry Topsiders, snug white shorts and shirts that even a Fauvist on LSD could not envision.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Government spending discourages work

Government spending discourages work

European countries trail the U.S. in working hard and controlling taxes, and their economies.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Time for sensible gun regulation

Time for sensible gun regulation

Rational gun regulation is not, as the NRA would have us believe, the first step down a slippery slope to the abolishment of the Second Amendment.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

America – Putin’s oligarchy in the making?

America – Putin’s oligarchy in the making?

Russia’s key oligarch has gone beyond enriching himself. As commander in chief President Putin has ordered the killing of some half million people in Syria and Ukraine, obliterated Chechnya and Donbas, and invaded Georgia and Crimea.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Lessons from the rise of America’s Irish

Lessons from the rise of America’s Irish

Whether this kind of upward mobility is still possible today given the changes to our economy and culture is an open question.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Key and the Colony are the greatest shows on Earth

Longboat Key and the Colony are the greatest shows on Earth

We are right now the land of two divine spectacles: The Town Commission election and the approval of the St. Regis Hotel and Residences. This past week was especially exciting since at long last a new vision was approved to replace the morbid and moribund Colony Beach & Tennis Resort.

March 17, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Biofuel mandates are a bad idea whose time may be up

Biofuel mandates are a bad idea whose time may be up

A 2008 study in Science found that converting natural environments for biofuel production can produce hundreds of times more carbon emissions than the biofuels themselves would save.

March 17, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »