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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 »

Sand solution on way

Sand solution on way

By mid next week, the sand will be spread to help stem what is the most severely eroded part of the island.

May 10, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Four rats rampage Town Hall

Four rats rampage Town Hall

One of the rats was seen flailing around under Finance Director Tom Kelly’s desk with a trap snapped around its neck

December 16, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Long-term fix needed for LBK’s north end beach

Long-term fix needed for LBK’s north end beach

“The beach is in trouble once again,” said north end resident Gene Jaleski. The sand at the newly renourished North Shore Road beach access is already eroding after its completion in May 2011, and an escarpment, or drop off, has formed at the beach access area

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Amateur hour at the Town Commission

Amateur hour at the Town Commission

In a classic film released several decades ago, actor Jack Nicholson delivered a powerful rendition of what can happen to normal administration operating under the best of intentions when the lunatics succeed in taking over the asylum

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Committee to recommend architect for Bayfront Park

Committee to recommend architect for Bayfront Park

According to a Town Hall email, proposals were solicited for architectural design services for the new Bayfront Park Community Center. The firm selected will assist in further development of already identified options for a community center within the town. The bid from Wannemacher Jensen Architects Inc., based in St. Petersburg, will be recommended for the […]

October 7, 2011 | Posted in News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Town talks of ‘pesky’ Yonkers property

Town talks of ‘pesky’ Yonkers property

It has been called a pimple, a protrusion and more scientifically — a shoreline anomaly. Specifically the reference is to a 1.67 acre parcel located mid-key, known historically as the Yonkers Property, which has a seawall that juts closer to the Gulf of Mexico than the neighbors — just enough to cause major headache, cost and expense to the town’s beach maintenance program

September 23, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Buttonwood flooding stirs residents

Buttonwood flooding stirs residents

The standing water on Buttonwood Drive is caused by extremely high tides and not a clogged or malfunctioning drain, according to Public Works Director Juan Florensa

August 13, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Resident expresses concern over flooding on Buttonwood Drive

Resident expresses concern over flooding on Buttonwood Drive

One Buttonwood Drive resident has appealed to commissioners to address the flooding that occurs at his home during rain and high tides

June 10, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Beach gets built

Beach gets built

Longboat Key’s highly erosive North End, which only one month ago the churning waters of the Gulf of Mexico within feet of condominiums, is now protected by a new 130-foot wide beach

June 10, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »