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Longboat Commission finally sends strong signal it works for community, not cell tower shills

Longboat Commission finally sends strong signal it works for community, not cell tower shills

The worst moment of the worst nightmare is when you try and wake yourself up and you cannot. For some reason the dream will not release you.

November 16, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat Key Commission says ‘no’ to cell towers

Longboat Key Commission says ‘no’ to cell towers

‘The community says the preferred solution is not a tower, the ULI said to avoid a tower, I would like to see towers removed from this ordinance.’

November 16, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Boat trailers can remain in Longboat Key front yards

Boat trailers can remain in Longboat Key front yards

‘What is the scope of the problem? I have heard anecdotally that the Village never has made a complaint. Is this overkill?’

November 16, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The value of an opinion on Longboat Key

The value of an opinion on Longboat Key

Why would our leaders want to have a chilling effect on news and opinion in our small town? After all, they spend millions of taxpayers’ dollars, fire Key employees and hire Key employees and change the very community we live in.

October 12, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Town Commission race heats up; five take out papers

Town Commission race heats up; five take out papers

Three potential Longboat Key Commission candidates and two sitting commissioners have picked up election papers, indicating an interest in running in the March 2014 election. There are four seats up for election in March. District 1 Commissioner Lynn Larson took out papers recently, as did At-Large Commissioner Terry Gans. Gans can run for re-election for […]

September 28, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Residents’ right to control LBK’s future under assault

Residents’ right to control LBK’s future under assault

Looking back eight years ago, the State law would have been a mere waft of air. Now, given the actions of the Town Commission over the past five years it could be a Hurricane Andrew.

August 26, 2013 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat employees win, parking lot melanoma, Colony Resort, Dan Dowd and the Generation of Fools

Longboat employees win, parking lot melanoma, Colony Resort, Dan Dowd and the Generation of Fools

The Town will be drawn into lawsuits that will make all of the weeds and debris at the Colony not spontaneously generate into rats, but even more egregious —a plague of land use attorneys will rise from the morass.

August 17, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Battle of the Benefits set for Aug. 14

Battle of the Benefits set for Aug. 14

Duncan said it is a matter of good management and fairness, and the town should be proud that it and employees have capped future pension costs. Younger says continuing the DROP continues town financial hemorrhaging.

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Commission gets evaluated

Longboat Commission gets evaluated

DAN DOWD Contributing Columnist Dowd@lbknews.com It has been some time since I last wrote a column for the Longboat Key News.  I really didn’t have much to say, primarily because the Longboat Commission didn’t do too much nor did they accomplish too much.  As a result I thought it would be a good time to […]

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Dan Dowd, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Spanish Main considers cell tower

Spanish Main considers cell tower

Cell tower considered at site of existing 65-foot abandoned concrete television tower.

June 24, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »