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Longboat sued over alleged bridge damage

Longboat sued over alleged bridge damage

Company says drilling too close to bridge caused problem.

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

Year in Review 2014: Longboat Pass Bridge damaged, Town may be held liable

Year in Review 2014: Longboat Pass Bridge damaged, Town may be held liable

In December of 2014, the town learned that the Longboat Pass Bridge had been damaged. As a result, the Town of Longboat Key may face a lawsuit from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) subcontractor, Infrastructure Corporation of America. FDOT maintains that the town’s drilling of a new water line caused cracks and loss of […]

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

LBK north-end bridge lane closures April 14-18

LBK north-end bridge lane closures  April 14-18

The north-end Longboat Key Draw Bridge will experience lane closures from Sunday, April 14 through Thursday, April 18 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. every morning for bridge construction. Bridgework crews will use flags during these night hours to help control traffic flow. Please contact Tenil Mullins or Ken Akers for further information at 941-341-9300 […]

April 8, 2013 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Boaters rescued off of Longboat Key

Boaters rescued off of Longboat Key

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people from a 48-foot commercial fishing boat earlier this week after the boat began taking on water near Longboat Pass. Someone aboard the ‘Miss Shannon’ called the Coast Guard at 8:49 a.m. last Monday and reported the boat’s bow was taking on water. According to the Coast Guard, the […]

November 8, 2012 | Posted in Key Fishing, Key Recreation, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Pass plans face opposition

Longboat Pass plans face opposition

With the new Longboat Pass inlet management plan, Longboat Key, Manatee County and the West Coast Inlet Navigation District are all now facing opposition from Siesta Key residents about the plan to manage erosion of Beer Can Island and slow the drift of Longboat Pass.

May 5, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

It’s time to think big

It’s time to think big

Recent sewer line breaks beneath Gulf of Mexico Drive give, or should give, our town pause. Sewers and the pipes that carry sewage were installed in the early ’70s, approaching their 40th year in service.

March 31, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Road repairs on Longboat Pass continue

Road repairs on Longboat Pass continue

During construction, the width of the travel lanes on the bridge are temporarily reduced from 12 feet to 10 feet.

February 12, 2012 | Posted in News Shorts | Read More »

Longboat Beach plan going to bid

Longboat Beach plan going to bid

The end of an era. In a decision that marks a radical change from 14 years of consistently using Coastal Planning and Engineering (CP&E), the Town Commission is putting the beach management plan out to bid for 2012

November 5, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town asks for marine patrol funds

Town asks for marine patrol funds

The town of Longboat Key has requested $76,500 in West Coast Inland Navigation District funds for police and fire-rescue marine operations on the Manatee County side of LBK for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Mayor Jim Brown wrote a letter Aug. 16 to Manatee County Commission Chairwoman Carol Whitmore, requesting $55,000 for police and $21,500 for […]

August 19, 2011 | Posted in News Shorts | Read More »

Sarasota divers film whale shark off Longboat Pass

Sarasota divers film whale shark off Longboat Pass

Sean Hawes and four friends spent an hour with a 25-foot whale shark Saturday while diving and spear fishing at Fin Barge, a wreck about 25 miles off Longboat Pass. During their last dive, a 25-foot whale shark swam by and stayed with them. The shark hovered near the group who had a video camera. […]

June 24, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »