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Brown, Younger, Pastor are Longboat’s best vote

Brown, Younger, Pastor are Longboat’s best vote

A true analysis clearly shows the logic and rationale to vote for incumbent Jim Brown over Larry Grossman, incumbent Phill Younger over Gene Jaleski and challenger Irwin Pastor over Terry Gans.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Directed to PIC

Directed to PIC

None of your recommended candidates has been “elected” by the citizenry. They were all originally chosen by sitting Commissioners who carefully vetted them before their anointment and appointment.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Picasso’s brush with Longboat Key politics

Picasso’s brush with Longboat Key politics

Everyone is overstating themselves with hyperbolic achievements and each is accusing the other of some horrible motive and behavior.

February 18, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Questions Longboat residents need to ask…

Questions Longboat residents need to ask…

What is the driving force that requires the commissioners to run back into that burning building they just were rescued by the court and do it again?

February 18, 2013 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

Longboat candidates answer round of questions

Longboat candidates answer round of questions

A total of four seats on the Longboat Key town commission are up for election on March 12.

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

Step right up to Longboat’s Zoning-go-Round

Step right up to Longboat’s Zoning-go-Round

The Town of Longboat Key is undertaking a very noble exercise full of irony — the Town is planning to start some real planning.

February 9, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Planning arrives by evolution, not pre-design or committees

Planning arrives by evolution, not pre-design or committees

There seems to be the imminent threat of losing our Hilton because of the inaction of the Town in accepting and timely processing that hotel’s plans for Expansion.

February 7, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Election 2013: Profile on Mayor Jim Brown

Longboat Election 2013: Profile on Mayor Jim Brown

The key is aging rapidly and you cannot ignore that, and one of the main problems is getting people to recognize it; and this commission is trying to solve that. There’s a problem with getting people to recognize that the key needs to be kept up. Most of the key was built before 1980, and the Comprehensive Plan was written in 1984, which means as soon as the plan was written, most of the buildings were immediately not up to code. We need to recognize that and make them better,”

January 21, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Candidates spar at debate

Candidates spar at debate

On Friday, Jan. 11, the Longboat Key Republican Club threw the first candidate debate for the upcoming Longboat Key Commission election in March. The event was held at the Sarasota Yacht Club with members of the Longboat Key Republican Club moderating the event, and members of the Longboat Key Democratic Club attending as well.  Candidates […]

January 14, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Candidates: either walk a tightrope or go home and play with a Yo-Yo

Candidates: either walk a tightrope or go home and play with a Yo-Yo

I believe we can do better. First, the one-dimensional thinkers need to be removed from any process of consideration or approval of any plan for Longboat Key.

January 8, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »