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Year in Review 2014: Jaleski, Grossman decide to run again

Year in Review 2014: Jaleski, Grossman decide to run again

This year saw a repeat rivalry in the March 2015 race for the At-Large seat, as former Commissioner Gene Jaleski qualified to run against Commissioner Phill Younger. Also in a contested race is former candidate for commission Larry Grossman who will be running against Jack Daly for the District 4 seat. The District 2 seat [...]

January 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

The Bully’s Pulpit

The Bully’s Pulpit

I find it offensive that Vice-Mayor Brenner would use his position on the Commission or use public time when he is supposed to be doing the public’s business to make a demand for disclosure of the identity of the writer as a member of the Commission.

October 21, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Round about midnight

Round about midnight

The Broadway/intersection is dangerous regardless of which mode of transportation one is using. There is an enormous amount of pavement far exceeding what is needed to make turning movements which encourages speeding.

October 21, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Syria — Syriously

Syria — Syriously

LARRY GROSSMAN Guest Columnist editorial@lbknews.com Ridding Syria of chemical weapons can be a notable achievement and could serve as a deterrent for  other regime challenged dictators from resorting to their use. Seizing and destroying the chemical weapons will also deny Al-Qaeda from using the chaos in Syria to their advantage by getting a hold of [...]

September 23, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

More on Stand Your Ground

More on Stand Your Ground

Guns are offensive weapons as much as defensive weapons

September 23, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Overcrowding Anna Maria Island

Overcrowding Anna Maria Island

There is a limit to growth especially when living on an island with limited space and resources.

August 26, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Now you get the Pointe

Now you get the Pointe

Although the Commission yearns for a fiscal cash cow and five star attraction, the members should first focus on protecting what is already delivering those results – the natural beauty and bounty of Sarasota Bay.

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

Standing Your Ground may set you free or not

Standing Your Ground may set you free or not

Is the source of dispute purely political or is there something about Florida’s Justifiable Defense of Force laws that would create confusion?

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Martin? Zimmerman? Who is on trial?

Martin? Zimmerman? Who is on trial?

Was Mr. Zimmerman’s interest to prevent a crime that never occurred or to seek vigilante justice ­— for burglaries that eluded Mr. Zimmerman and now he had his suspect in his sights?

July 29, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

If you don’t know what you are doing…

If you don’t know what you are doing…

Although it is Town policy to discourage construction of a cell tower (the amendment would rank a cell tower as the least desirable option) the Board members seemed to fall over each other trying to accommodate a cell tower option.

June 24, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »