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Longboat to debate divorcing Manatee County

Longboat to debate divorcing Manatee County

Economics and efficiency are in many ways driving the quest by the Town of Longboat Key to effectively adjust its boundaries to eliminate Manatee County.

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North Longboat police patrols boosted by County

North Longboat police patrols boosted by County

County agrees to remove trash, pay for cops at north-end hangout.

April 19, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mayor seeks Manatee money for beach fix

Mayor seeks Manatee money for beach fix

Longboat Key wants Manatee to pay for a portion of the beach plan.

January 21, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key eyes savings in leaving Manatee County

Longboat Key eyes savings in leaving Manatee County

Town Manager Dave Bullock said he could not think of any services that would be lost or any advantage that would disappear if Longboat left Manatee County.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

One County Longboat idea hits Town Hall

One County Longboat idea hits Town Hall

The Town Manager Dave Bullock was asked to talk about the financial implications from a taxation standpoint as well as the legal ramifications if Longboat Key joined either Manatee or Sarasota County.  When the numbers are run, it does not look good for Manatee County. Right now, Longboat Key is geographically split between the two […]

July 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota and Manatee traffic punishes Longboat’s property values, lifestyle and our collective sanity

Sarasota and Manatee traffic punishes Longboat’s property values, lifestyle and our collective sanity

In short, the City does not plan intelligently, it even fails to react intelligently. We cannot count on our neighbor who is exponentially making traffic worse to be the entity to fix any situation whatsoever. Strong mayors are born out of fiascos run like the City of Sarasota.

January 8, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboater fears traffic from new Manatee development

Longboater fears traffic from new Manatee development

“The existing infrastructure is limited and can only take so much.“

July 18, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Traffic woes

Traffic woes

Crossing various waterways is the essence of island travel. Most of us know this.

April 25, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Lake Flores development to be built over next 20 years

Lake Flores development to be built over next 20 years

On Thursday, Manatee County Commissioners voted in favor of the Lake Flores development. Lake Flores will be built over the next 20 years on 1,300 acres located west of IMG Academy and south of Cortez Road. The development will include 6,500 residential units, 1 million square feet of retail space, 2 million square feet of […]

August 8, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Manatee County shows population growth

Manatee County shows population growth

Bradenton showed strong growth between 2013 and 2014, adding approximately 1,213 residents, according to figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. Both the city of Bradenton and Manatee County added more residents than did the city of Sarasota and Sarasota County, respectively, but remained behind their neighbors in total population. Manatee County’s 2014 […]

June 9, 2015 | Posted in News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »