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Waves take a toll on Lido Beach

Waves take a toll on Lido Beach

The Gulf of Mexico has been churning, creating some of the biggest waves seen at Lido Beach in the past six years, ranging from 4 to 6 feet high. That wave action pounded into the shore relentlessly for a couple of days. At the start of hurricane season, The City of Sarasota Public Works crews […]

October 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City lends final approval to Lido sand project; emergency beach building to start in Fall

City lends final approval to Lido sand project; emergency beach building to start in Fall

The long-term project to stabilize the Lido Key shoreline is predicated on dredging a portion of the accumulated sand in Big Sarasota Pass and depositing it on about 1.6 miles of south Lido Key Beach.

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

Sand won’t stick to North Longboat Key

Sand won’t stick to North Longboat Key

The seawall is probably the only reason the Coquina Building at Longbeach Condominiums is still there. I have concurred that under the current setup it will not be possible to retain sand in front of that seawall,”

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North Longboat shoaling raising concern

North Longboat shoaling raising concern

The North end of Longboat Key on the Bay side (AKA Beer Can or Greer Island) is shoaling so severely the lagoon enjoyed by wildlife and residents is almost cut off from access.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sand on way for South Longboat

Sand on way for South Longboat

The permits are finally on way to place about 200,000 cubic yards of sand on the highly eroded shoreline from the Longboat Key Club’s Inn on the Beach north to vicinity of The Privateer on Key Club Drive. The cost is between $3 million and $4 million.

January 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The art of constructing Longboat’s beach

The art of constructing Longboat’s beach

“It has been known for some time that groins are the only way for us to retain sand in that region.”

March 16, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The future of Longboat’s beach

The future of Longboat’s beach

Economic pressure has ushered in another set of beach engineers and a Town Commission adopting a far different approach to building our beach.

August 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The Beach: Longboat’s moving target

The Beach: Longboat’s moving target

The cost to taxpayers will be in the $20-25 million range.

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Pains in the groin (and other places)

Pains in the groin (and other places)

One never can predict what this commission will do whenever its fairy godmother member waves her magic wand.

February 3, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Pioneers!, Oh Pioneers!

Pioneers!, Oh Pioneers!

Do you know that the commission is ready to spend $25 million dollars of your tax dollars on a scheme proposed by people who stand to make millions on the project?

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