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The high cost of Longboat’s homeless snub

The high cost of Longboat’s homeless snub

There are few worse experiences than being accosted by a stranger on the street. But there is no worse response than when a community has the means to assist and balks at the opportunity.

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

Longboat offers partial support in homeless strategy

Longboat offers partial support in homeless strategy

‘I advised them of the fact that Longboat Key, of all municipalities, does not have a discernible homeless issue.’

August 17, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

County wants $8k from LBK for homeless strategy

County wants $8k from LBK for homeless strategy

Sarasota County engages a consultant to fix homeless plight.

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

Sarasota homeless nightmare hurts tourism, property values

Sarasota homeless nightmare hurts tourism, property values

Today’s buyer of million dollar properties and visitors from afar on vacation does not want the first introduction as they drive from the airport to be the three Charles Mansons and one Charles Mansonette who hold up a sign at U.S. 41 and the Ringling Bridge Causeway saying, “I am a sociopath, God Bless…”

March 31, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »