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Media is damaging our nation with pandemic mania

Media is damaging our nation with pandemic mania

It is not just liberal or conservative media — it is an entire nation stoking each other with fearful flames of the Covid pandemic crisis. It has turned so inane and so desperate that basic facts and good news are no longer allowed.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat home height and size rules under assault

Longboat home height and size rules under assault

The Town Commission and especially the community should be wary of two changes to Longboat Key’s building and zoning codes that threaten to undermine the integrity of the island.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Shoppers and tennis players fight over masks, misplaced coughs during Coranivirus

Shoppers and tennis players fight over masks, misplaced coughs during Coranivirus

There we were — a hobbling collection of knee replacements, back braces and patella straps all clustered together like a tennis-racket-wielding think tank. And I felt the air temperature and humidity rise as all these sweaty guys breathed and weighed in on the Covid question.

June 13, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Fact, fiction and fantasy spread faster than Coronavirus

Fact, fiction and fantasy spread faster than Coronavirus

The irony continued: all of Longboat Key toddled unprotected for weeks after the schools closed in and out of Publix touching the fruit, stroking the ATM machines and coughing at the deli counter.

April 19, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

What Sarasota traffic, the FDOT, Tom Barwin, the Baron of Botox & DC Sniper have in common

What Sarasota traffic, the FDOT, Tom Barwin, the Baron of Botox & DC Sniper have in common

Why not just drop some speed bumps on St. Armands Circle as if throwing nail strips in front of sea turtles to slow them down as they try and crawl home?

February 23, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

The indignity of traffic on St. Armands Circle and Ringling Bridge

The indignity of traffic on St. Armands Circle and Ringling Bridge

It is clear the FDOT and the City of Sarasota have no grasp on what traffic does to otherwise rational human beings.

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Tragic car accident, clear-cutting and a new beach bring light and dark to our holidays in Sarasota and Longboat Key

Tragic car accident, clear-cutting and a new beach bring light and dark to our holidays in Sarasota and Longboat Key

The City Manager made some critical errors this past year, but he did do one thing right. He would do well in baseball — hitting the ball successfully one out of three times ain’t all bad!

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens

Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens

To allow a restaurant to be leased and open late into the evening is simply cramming a commercial operation that has little to do with Selby other than serving as financial fuel.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Love-All at the Longboat Key Club

Love-All at the Longboat Key Club

The kickoff last Friday night for the Joey Gratton Championship Tennis Tournament brought out the best of area tennis talent and support.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Life on the edge

Life on the edge

Tree clinging to the edge of City Island. Photo by Steve Reid

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Key Life, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »