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Think Positively

Think Positively

I must admit that my own long-held opinion that things generally are not done so well around here has changed, I’ll put myself on the Positive Team from now on.

August 27, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

A message to friends…

A message to friends…

There is, however, a new wave crashing on our island shore, one with which I, at least, sometimes disagree. There is too a new host of residents, those less interested in part time public service. I hope that the serious audience for what we do is not fading.

August 27, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Don’t binge on bridge-building

Don’t binge on bridge-building

Predictable spending on infrastructure would vastly improve its quality.

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Andrew Coumo’s wind farm won’t fly without fracking

Andrew Coumo’s wind farm won’t fly without fracking

“The irony here is colossal. Mr. Cuomo, who banned hydraulic fracturing despite the economic boon it has created in neighboring Pennsylvania, and who has repeatedly blocked construction of pipelines, is making New York even more dependent on natural gas, which will increase its carbon emissions.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Trump’s Mexico problem

Trump’s Mexico problem

‘Donald Trump has cultivated a contentious relationship with the government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nie.’

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Standing up to ‘The Donald’

Standing up to ‘The Donald’

Europe is rich and capable. Perhaps it is time to acknowledge that America can be an adversary as well as a partner.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands

  PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com Recent front page news brings these islands to the attention of many. Indeed this chain of “salt islands” is not found in your average lexicon. Some of you, our readers, may have heard of them; some of you may even have visited one or more of them.  Long, long […]

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Why is Russian gas in Boston Harbor?

Why is Russian gas in Boston Harbor?

Blocking natural-gas pipelines needlessly inflates consumers’ energy bills and destabilizes the electrical grid.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Will Longboat step-up turtle light enforcement?

Will Longboat step-up turtle light enforcement?

In 2016 the town of Longboat Key finally adopted a series of measures to protect endangered sea turtles during the nesting season.

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 »