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Longboat home height and size rules under assault

Longboat home height and size rules under assault

The Town Commission and especially the community should be wary of two changes to Longboat Key’s building and zoning codes that threaten to undermine the integrity of the island.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Death by a thousand cuts: A call to arms — Saving our paradise

Death by a thousand cuts:  A call to arms — Saving our paradise

Will this contribute to the beauty of the town and its eventual prosperity and quality of life? It would be foolhardy to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

How high and how big should we build?

How high and how big should we build?

Both controversial code changes were approved by the LBK Planning and Zoning Board. Commision to debate on Tuesday

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Wearing a mask remains a choice in Sarasota region

Wearing a mask remains a choice in Sarasota region

The City will be offering up to 50,000 free masks to residents and visitors throughout the city over the next week.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key News In Print — June 26, 2020 edition

Longboat Key News In Print — June 26, 2020 edition

Click to open up the edition and then click to open up the page full size just as it was printed.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in In Print | Read More »

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through June 26, 2020

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through June 26, 2020

Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key latest sales through June 11, 2020

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Real Estate | Read More »

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending June 26, 2020

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending June 26, 2020

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. June 19 Traffic citation 9:37 a.m. Officer Schoepfer observed a vehicle transport tractor-trailer parked in the bike and turning lane on the northbound lane in the 4400 block of Gulf of Mexico […]

June 27, 2020 | Posted in On Patrol | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending June 26, 2020

Editorial Letters – Week ending June 26, 2020

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Longboat Key Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues as well as Sarasota City Hall that address Sarasota issues. We reserve the right to […]

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Town moves forward with resident-only permit parking

Town moves forward with resident-only permit parking

Villagers say the infusion of hoards of restaurant patrons undermines the otherwise residential character of the Village.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Riptide rule #1 Always float, never fight the current

Riptide rule #1 Always float, never fight the current

LBK Fire Chief Paul Dezzi warns in certain spots – near inlets, piers and sandbars – the currents can be fierce.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »