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Longboat remains cautious as world reopens

Longboat remains cautious as world reopens

Town Manager cites island’s vulnerable demographic as main concern and reason for keeping additional restrictions in place.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Businesses, residents grow angry as City keeps Lido Beach closed

Businesses, residents grow angry as City keeps Lido Beach closed

Lido Beach remains closed driving thousands of potential beachgoers to overwhelm neighboring beach communities over the past two weeks. St. Armands Circle stores want help.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The mask is the wrong symbol for this pandemic

The mask is the wrong symbol for this pandemic

The damage done by our projection of fear will do permanent damage to our social connections. We cannot view our neighbor as a death threat and live peacefully in our society.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Sweden’s Human Sacrifice of 3,300 Has Not Worked

Sweden’s Human Sacrifice of 3,300 Has Not Worked

Until we have widespread, quick result testing and contact tracing and a vaccine is developed, this pandemic is going to hang around for years in waves.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Honoring those who passed into the night

Honoring those who passed into the night

Longboat Key News exclusively obtained the names of those who died in Sarasota and Manatee Counties related to the pandemic.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Opening with caution

Opening with caution

As Florida reopens to business, Longboat Key, the City of Sarasota and the counties are all arriving at strategies on what to open and when.

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

Barwin’s world is paved with good intentions amid Coronavirus

Barwin’s world is paved with good intentions amid Coronavirus

Barwin is creating the exact opposite of helping social distancing. He is creating a defacto Covid funneling effect by encouraging City residents to recreate in other people’s back yard.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

What will the new Longboat Key look like?

What will the new Longboat Key look like?

What was once strange will be the new normal, like wearing masks on planes and when shopping, and no more leaving salt shakers on tables in restaurants.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Coronavirus ironically brings community together

Coronavirus ironically brings community together

The news shows some protesting and eager to reopen the economy and allow the virus to play out and establish what is referred to as “herd immunity.” Others say the sheltering in place, social distancing and safety measures are working and are responsible to why the pandemic has not stricken many regions of our country as was initially predicted.

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

Corona as seen from an historical and statistical perspective

Corona as seen from an historical and statistical perspective

Promoting fear is a way to motivate their citizens to suspend their lives and surrender their constitutional rights to obtain perceived security from the unknown.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »