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Who should ride on Longboat’s infamous Mayor-go-Round?

Who should ride on Longboat’s infamous Mayor-go-Round?

We do not need a return to the past when commissioners cavorted behind the scenes with developers.

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Mayor Duncan steps down; Spoll back on board

Mayor Duncan steps down; Spoll back on board

Longboat Key Mayor Jack Duncan resigned his District 2 Commission seat on Dec. 1 citing that he should heed his doctors and allow a full recovery after his heart surgery. Duncan said that he is recovering quickly and on the mend, but it is a lengthy process and that his personality is very driven and […]

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Spoll seeks return to Commission; Jaleski takes out papers

Spoll seeks return to Commission; Jaleski takes out papers

Brown, Jaleski and Spoll all seek a return to Commission.

October 24, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The Colony and clearing of cockroaches, Mayoral outbursts and attorneys drill for Longboat dollars

The Colony and clearing of cockroaches, Mayoral outbursts and attorneys drill for Longboat dollars

The whole place must be cleared and all the convalescent memories must be extinguished before either Ocean Properties or Unicorp can gain control from the flailing unit owners.

December 15, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat Town Commission opens election season

Longboat Town Commission opens election season

Interest is already building for competition for the three seats.

September 21, 2014 | 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 »

Who influences Longboat Key?

Who influences Longboat Key?

DAN DOWD Guest Columnist dowd@lbknews.com During a recent conversation with a friend, a most interesting question came up. My friend asked, “Who do you think is the most influential person on Longboat Key?” I am quite sure two answers would not be alike. Much would depend on the responder’s station in life; whether he was […]

September 28, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Key candidates strategize

Key candidates strategize

‘The bottom line was when George Spoll was Mayor; he and those Commissioners made a huge mistake in approving the Key Club.’

October 29, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

A bit more learning curve

A bit more learning curve

The seminal work of this commission has now been completed. I must commend them all and the staff, which pulled this off for them, for their determination and singleness of purpose. These are formidable adversaries to be taken seriously by all.

July 1, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Whitney Plaza owners to start rehab

Whitney Plaza owners to start rehab

‘This plaza is something I want to hold onto for the rest of my life.’

May 12, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »