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Virus Response Intensifies

Virus Response Intensifies

While some residents believe and express that the Coronavirus is no worse and will claim no more lives than the flu or car accidents, others are demanding even further restrictions
as active cases are on the rise.

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat chooses Ken Schneier as Mayor

Longboat chooses Ken Schneier as Mayor

“The mayor’s job is to speak rarely but cogently to draw out the comment
of every commissioner.” — former Mayor George Spoll

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Paradise faces pandemic

Paradise faces pandemic

In a matter of weeks, our world has fundamentally changed. The threat of COVID-19, a virus lacking a cure and reducing medicine to managing symptoms, demonstrates a magnified threat to communities such as Longboat Key, where the population averages 70 years old.

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat voters support $34.5 million beach

Longboat voters support $34.5 million beach

The overall beach project includes $10 million for the installation of five rock groins that will be situated on the north end of Longboat Key.

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Firefighters snatch two visitors out of intense Longboat rip current

Firefighters snatch two visitors out of intense Longboat rip current

An afternoon swim on Longboat Key quickly turned into a dangerous situation when two children and an adult were swept into a rip current off of New Pass on south Longboat Key.

March 20, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tourist tax revenues hit record levels in 2020

Tourist tax revenues hit record levels in 2020

The Sarasota County ‘Bed Tax’ set a new record for January bringing in a total of $3,059,972. The occupancy rate for hotels also set a record at 78.6%.

March 20, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat officer fired following fatal crash

Longboat officer fired following fatal crash

Officer found in violation of Longboat protocols following crash that killed Charles and Margery Barancik.

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Beach building bids to soon be opened

Lido Beach building bids to soon be opened

The estimated cost is just shy of $20 million.

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Restaurant parking rules face revamp

Restaurant parking rules face revamp

The proposed ordinance will require one parking space per 150 square feet of building space in a restaurant.

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Manfred Welfonder claims he was insulted and treated rudely and that the Colony Association breached its financial duty in choosing Unicorp over his redevelopment proposal. The attorney for the Colony Association of Unit Owners says Welfonder’s claim is baseless, without merit and evidence and that he was given every opportunity to submit a viable plan and he simply was not chosen.

March 2, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »