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Town talks Village parking

Town talks Village parking

Longboat commissioner suggests speed bumps as possible last resort salvo for Longboat Village issue with speeding motorists.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Where cars and community collide on north Longboat Key

Where cars and community collide on north Longboat Key

The conflict arrives in the form of hundreds, if not thousands, of diners who descend on two of the island’s most popular eateries – The Mar Vista and The Shore. The nexus of the conflict is born from the fact that the two restaurants are surrounded by the otherwise quiet residential Village.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town looks to restrict Mar Vista valet action

Town looks to restrict Mar Vista valet action

Valet parking on Village streets will likely be a thing of the past.

April 21, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North end hotel plan bad for property values, traffic

North end hotel plan bad for property values, traffic

For so many reasons this hotel and this method of getting units crow-barred onto the tiny parcel should be stopped on August 30. We must vote “No” to preserve Longboat Key’s future.

July 30, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

North LBK rezone ballot for hotel to hit voters

North LBK rezone ballot for hotel to hit voters

Longboat voters to decide fate of 120-room hotel Floridays wants to build on 2.62 acres.

July 23, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers

Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers

The north end peacocks that residents say plague their pastoral village, will be taken out using tranquilizer darts.

April 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat north-end hotel up for discussion Monday

Longboat north-end hotel up for discussion Monday

“I’m in wait and see mode. As a commission we are not discouraging them, we are just sitting there.”

April 4, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Villager attacks peacock progress as mating heats up

Villager attacks peacock progress as mating heats up

“I wrote to you twice in January to urge that the trappers come out before mating season for five days a week to get the job done.”

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

Commission pushes ahead in undergrounding amid protests

Commission pushes ahead in undergrounding amid protests

This is nowhere close to being questionable; it is unconscionable. It doesn’t seem democratic that people with so little in the game can decide.” — Village resident.

December 21, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Whitney Plaza owner seeks hotel-condominium solution

Whitney Plaza owner seeks hotel-condominium solution

Town says a referendum and rezone for residential or tourism units must take place. Owner looks to proceed.

October 15, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »