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Longboat Key seeks to add perspective to sewage spill

Longboat Key seeks to add perspective to sewage spill

What happened and when, the Town’s response, the cost of the clean-up and steps to prevent a repeat…

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town seeks 150% spike in parking fines

Town seeks 150% spike in parking fines

Based on their review, the Chief recommends the fine for parking in time-restricted areas, unlawful parking and parking in handicap spots be increased from $30 to $75.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

New rule a lightning rod issue for island residents

New rule a lightning rod issue for island residents

The issue caused significant controversy last spring when property owner Boris Miksic installed a lightning protection system that loomed far above the maximum building height

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

A False Sense Of Security: Covid Numbers Don’t Add Up

A False Sense Of Security: Covid Numbers Don’t Add Up

Fortunately, the disaster I predicted in early spring didn’t develop in LBK. But this is not the time to be complacent.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat hires new Chief

Longboat hires new Chief

After considering more than 60 applicants including Longboat Key’s own Deputy Chief, Town Manager Tom Harmer has offered the position of Police Chief to Kelli Smith.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Despite battering from waves, turtle nesting stays strong

Despite battering from waves, turtle nesting stays strong

the greatest threat is ambient light streaming from condominiums that all but ends their chance to make it to safety.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

FDOT says Gulfstream roundabout beats the alternative

FDOT says Gulfstream roundabout beats the alternative

Longboat Key has long fought the coming roundabout fearing it could impede traffic from the barrier islands that rely on an
efficient exit in everyday activity, but especially in emergencies.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Manager tackles traffic, Covid, sewage leaks

Longboat Manager tackles traffic, Covid, sewage leaks

“We immediately investigated the situation and have been monitoring ever since the spill occurred.”

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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

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

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

September 14, 2020 | Posted in Real Estate | Read More »

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending September 11, 2020

On Patrol Longboat Key – Week ending September 11, 2020

The following are actual police reports as written by Longboat Key Police Officers. They are edited for length, punctuation and to protect privacy. Sept. 5 Citizen dispute 8:28 a.m. Officer Tillman was dispatched in reference to an ongoing civil dispute. Upon arrival, Officer Tillman spoke with the above complainant who stated a person she knows […]

September 14, 2020 | Posted in On Patrol | Read More »