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Does Longboat really have to deport baby peacocks?

Does Longboat really have to deport baby peacocks?

Some residents agree with the internment and deportation of the females. They cite late night shrieking and mating calls reminding them of sounds they have not heard since college.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Peacock purge continues as Longboat removes babies

Peacock purge continues as Longboat removes babies

Vice Mayor says at least one female has evaded capture and “The new ones are rounded up and transported to a safe place.”

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers

Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers

The north end peacocks that residents say plague their pastoral village, will be taken out using tranquilizer darts.

April 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Villager attacks peacock progress as mating heats up

Villager attacks peacock progress as mating heats up

“I wrote to you twice in January to urge that the trappers come out before mating season for five days a week to get the job done.”

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

The beauty of burying something ugly

The beauty of burying something ugly

It will take the focused determination of our current Town Commission to push forward with the latest proposal to bury the power lines in the neighborhoods. The plan will be attacked as unfair, undemocratic and perhaps unnecessary. But we need their steadfastness. That is what we pay them the big money for on Longboat Key — to stay the course and not enter the convoluted land of policy making gone awry.

December 5, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »