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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 »

A debt that cannot be repaid

A debt that cannot be repaid

We send our best, and lose them, in the fight against the worst this world has to offer. If you want to respect and honor their sacrifice, it needs to be more than words. You have to live it.

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

Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love

Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love

Scott had that ability to make whomever he was talking to feel that they were the only person that mattered — even if for a few moments. And while that sounds simple, most people with their racing thoughts, endless anxieties or salesman-like agendas are never present completely in the moment.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Obituary, Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Trump should listen on NATO

Trump should listen on NATO

Some of you know that I am not always in agreement with our flag and general officers. I’m not so sure that they have always served the presidents well.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The end of Medicare?

The end of Medicare?

Medicare is being ground down by groups that see opportunities for enormous new profits and power, and will not stop until they to get them.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Key Health, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Was Mitt right?

Was Mitt right?

‘If Mr. Obama’s Russian policy has been feckless, Mr. Trump’s promises to be far worse.’

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Thoughts on traffic

Thoughts on traffic

I learned back in the day that roadway capacity is finite, and not a function of velocity.

February 4, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Sequestration is harming our military

Sequestration is harming our military

“The most glaring result of sequestration also is the most frightening: It jeopardizes the military’s ability to perform its No. 1 task – protecting the nation.”

February 4, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

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 »