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How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

SCAT drivers are the most aggressive New York cab school of driving jockeys I have ever witnessed. You would think St. Armands was a closed racetrack the way the SCAT bus races to its next empty spot with a sole lonely bicyclist aboard.

September 7, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat should partner with Ringling Circus next time around

Longboat should partner with Ringling Circus next time around

We should fault the Mayor and Vice Mayor for their late-game torpedoing of our community and arts center project with Ringling. It suffered a death by a thousand little lashes.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Peacock purge continues as Longboat removes babies

Peacock purge continues as Longboat removes babies

Vice Mayor says at least one female has evaded capture and “The new ones are rounded up and transported to a safe place.”

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Former Vice Mayor Dave Brenner passes following life of dedication to Longboat and Philadelphia

Former Vice Mayor Dave Brenner passes following life of dedication to Longboat and Philadelphia

Dave Brenner will be long remembered for his intensity of involvement, his ability to balance the world of business and finance with the quiet serenity of residential living
and most importantly, for his ability to be our friend.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Judge agrees Colony Condo will be dissolved; victory for Whittall and St. Regis Hotel plan

Judge agrees Colony Condo will be dissolved; victory for Whittall and St. Regis Hotel plan

Sarasota Judge Hunter Carroll has decided the Colony Condominium will be terminated.

July 18, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key undergrounding issue

Longboat Key undergrounding issue

If the town goes ahead with its fiber project, neighborhoods will see taller metal poles replace the present wooden street poles.

July 18, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Two gas leaks spark concern

Two gas leaks spark concern

Fire Chief fears there could be many more to come as Longboat Key starts island-wide undergrounding

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Speed humps at St. Armands Circle to be installed starting July 15

Speed humps at St. Armands Circle to be installed starting July 15

The speed humps are a temporary solution as FDOT determines the feasibility of constructing permanent, raised crosswalks and raised intersections

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Downtown paid parking goes ‘live’ with more to come

Downtown paid parking goes ‘live’ with more to come

Paid parking will start later this week near courthouse. Main Street and Palm Avenue will soon follow.

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote scientist earns top honor for coral research

Mote scientist earns top honor for coral research

Muller is working to identify the pathogen of the disease and outline a plan for recovery. of Florida’s coral reefs.

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »