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Odds and ends

Odds and ends

With so many problems, great and small, pending before the commissioners, it is difficult to understand why any sane individual would want to join that body.

November 25, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

If you substitute “lies” for “sugar” and “Obamacare” for “medicine“, you have a pretty good idea of how the Affordable Health Care Act became law.

November 25, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Why the Democrats lost

Why the Democrats lost

Bottom line for me – people want to have a job!

November 25, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

When the spine of Longboat leadership grows crooked

When the spine of Longboat leadership grows crooked

While the Town figures out how to offer island-wide burial in a so-called equitable manner, the most important and lowest hanging fruit, undergrounding GMD, will rot on the ground.

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Another Veterans Day

Another Veterans Day

Real remembrance occurs only to those who have lost someone close.

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Post election myths

Post election myths

The losing side usually is active in this effort in order to explain why they were pummeled.

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

O’C on O’C

O’C on O’C

I learned a lot in those remaining years on the Commission.

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Town Commission: Bury Longboat’s power lines, not this critical opportunity

Town Commission: Bury Longboat’s power lines, not this critical opportunity

Let’s not squander an opportunity that will not present itself again for island-wide burial of power lines. And let’s take advantage of the free referendum opportunity that the Key Club is providing to save the cost of a public vote and give a chance for the real costs to be calculated and the ballot language agreed upon.

November 12, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Every dog must have its day

Every dog must have its day

It must be admitted that some residents can be classified as not in the category of “dogs’ best friend,” whose solution would be to prohibit dogs of any kind on Longboat Key.

November 11, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Elections may be more important than you think

Elections may be more important than you think

‘They’re what lift you above the run of nations.’

November 11, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »