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Village parking request prompts strong reaction in Town Hall

Village parking request prompts strong reaction in Town Hall

‘It is very frustrating Michael, when every time we start to vote on something, you want to change it. It is your village, and whatever you want I tend to support, but please try to get people together on this or get another spokesman,”

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Village residents want more parking controls

Village residents want more parking controls

“We have had issues where fire trucks and ambulances could not get through. Before something happens, we want to nip this issue in the bud.”

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Villagers meet peacefully following ‘worst meeting ever’

Villagers meet peacefully following ‘worst meeting ever’

Softball and telecommunications talk punctuated the monthly meeting.

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Who is David Brenner?

Who is David Brenner?

Consistent with my minor political activity around here I asked an acquaintance here in District 3 to sign a nomination petition for a neighbor who is running for our Town Commission. That targeted signer asked me whom the new candidate was running against. I answered: David Brenner, the current commissioner from this district, our district. The person seemed not to know who David was. Wow!

November 26, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Commissioners Lenobel, Zunz qualify for election

Commissioners Lenobel, Zunz qualify for election

  Current commissioners Hal Lenobel (at-large) and Patricia Zunz (District 5) have qualified with the town for the upcoming March 2012 election, according to the town clerk’s office. This would be Lenobel’s third consecutive term this time around (he served three previous consecutive terms) and Zunz’s first elected term, as she was appointed in April […]

October 15, 2011 | Posted in News Shorts | Read More »

Politics unwrapped

Politics unwrapped

I started this mini-series a few weeks ago with a short exposé of our town manager’s potentially reduced security level. That was meant as a fun piece, believe it or not. It actually was pro-town manager in the new reality around here

May 20, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Schizophrenic commissioners and their 12 angry peacocks

Schizophrenic commissioners and their 12 angry peacocks

I wonder why Police Chief Al Hogle, when not busy restraining employees gone wrong, has not found cause to Baker Act a few of our residents as well as commissioners to prevent harm to our key

May 13, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Peacocks not a health hazard

Peacocks not a health hazard

The Manatee County Health Department has found that peacocks are not a health hazard

May 13, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Peacocks face final days

Peacocks face final days

Although Longboat Key commissioners were both visibly and audibly agitated as they started discussing peacock eradication, they authorized spending another $2,400 to underwrite the trapping and removal of Village peacocks until the estimated flock of 50 is culled to no more than a dozen male birds

April 29, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Peacocks back on agenda

Peacocks back on agenda

Peacocks have been a form of contention yet again in the Village of Longboat Key, with even local television newscasts picking up on the discontent

April 22, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »