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Public art precipitates controversy

Public art precipitates controversy

Unconditional Surrender has a theme-park quality to it, straddling the line between amusement park attraction and midbrow art. But this is Florida, where theme parks are welcome.

October 26, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Commissioners are Disregarding Science and Public Opinion

Town Commissioners are Disregarding Science and Public Opinion

The Town continues to take a bizarre — and wavering —position to increase the height restrictions for questionable, and possibly unsafe, 6 foot high lightning rods.

October 9, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Medicare is Great: Why Can’t We All Get It?

Medicare is Great: Why Can’t We All Get It?

In the midst of the pandemic of the century and the greatest medical crisis this country has ever faced, tens of millions are living without health insurance, or losing it at an astronomical pace.

August 4, 2020 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Deja vu 1968: Can Trump now become the law and order candidate he always wanted to be?

Deja vu 1968: Can Trump now become the law and order candidate he always wanted to be?

If these underlying conditions persist, protests will flare up again with the slightest provocation.

June 13, 2020 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Key is Blessed: No Covid in Six Weeks

Longboat Key is Blessed: No Covid in Six Weeks

Chuck Henry from the Florida Department of Health complimented Longboat residents for their “great work” following health guidelines, hand washing, and proper social distancing.

June 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Act like you give a damn

Act like you give a damn

What we need in these threatening times is a benevolent, wise leader.

April 13, 2020 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

St. Regis Hotel moves ahead as attorneys battle for hours

St. Regis Hotel moves ahead as attorneys battle for hours

It was contentious. It was harrowing. But after two days of deliberations, Unicorp’s application to build a St. Regis Hotel and Residences received a 5-2 vote of approval for the first of two readings by the Longboat Key Town Commission last week.

March 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony Occupancy: a case of conditions

Colony Occupancy: a case of conditions

Longboat Key Commissioners asked Town Manager Dave Bullock what the process and procedure is for any re-occupancy of the resort.

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town permits Colony unit owners to renovate; owner says more to come

Town permits Colony unit owners to renovate; owner says more to come

‘Once we get out units fixed up we will take immediate steps to turn the water and sewer back on so that a number of units will be habitable as soon as possible. We are confident that the Town will not stand in our way.’

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Commission extends Colony rights until August 2016; Town pushed for permanent zoning

Longboat Commission extends Colony rights until August 2016; Town pushed for permanent zoning

“We should abandon this outdated approach. The unit owners did not create the nonconformities — the property was downzoned in the 1980s. This approach is counter productive and not getting us anywhere.”

April 8, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »