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Mayor Duncan resigns

Mayor Duncan resigns

Health forces departure. Commission to act Monday.

December 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town demands change in medical director contract

Town demands change in medical director contract

“This contract makes me feel like I’m talking to a fireman or policeman; I prefer a fixed amount.”

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Chamber makes $20K birthday bash request

Chamber makes $20K birthday bash request

“I don’t think $20,000 is a lot of money as it relates to this issue.”

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review 2014: Town Attorney Mooney, Vice Mayor Duncan vow to leave then to return

Year in Review 2014: Town Attorney Mooney, Vice Mayor Duncan vow  to leave then to return

This year, both the Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale and Vice-Mayor Jack Duncan made the news when each announced they would vacate their positions, then returned to their positions. In May of 2014, following a tumultuous month in which Mooney-Portale terminated her contract with the town after the commission scheduled a performance evaluation; she changed her […]

January 6, 2015 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Vice Mayor Jack Duncan plans to stay on Board

Vice Mayor Jack Duncan plans to stay on Board

“There are numerous challenges underway and going forward that I want to be part of,” said Duncan. “I saw the groundswell of support to be part of that leadership process and it made me re-focus.”

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | 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 »

Longboat Key Vice Mayor Duncan to exit Town Commission and enter next stage of his life

Longboat Key Vice Mayor Duncan to exit Town Commission and enter next stage of his life

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Longboat Key Vice Mayor Jack Duncan will not seek a third and final term and has announced he is stepping down in March 2015. In a letter sent last Sunday to Mayor Jim Brown and his fellow Commissioners, Duncan said the decision followed “hours of soul searching and long […]

July 22, 2014 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Budget: where to cut, when to tax?

Budget: where to cut, when to tax?

At this stage of the discussion, only one commissioner hinted at raising the tax rate and the manager said he will return in June with a budget showing further cuts and the effect they will have on operations and services.

May 28, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Brown named Mayor, Duncan Vice Mayor for Longboat Key

Brown named Mayor, Duncan Vice Mayor for Longboat Key

Jim Brown was chosen by his fellow Commissioners on Monday evening to serve as the Mayor of Longboat Key for another year.

April 1, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Who will be chosen as Longboat Key’s Mayor in 2014?

Who will be chosen as Longboat Key’s Mayor in 2014?

It is clear behind the scenes that two Commissioners are ready to nominate and second a vote for Brown as Mayor on Monday and wish that Jack Duncan become Vice Mayor.

March 31, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »