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Candidates to our town

Candidates to our town

I like to look into our visiting candidates, and what they are doing in our city.

March 16, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

PIC – The rest of the story

PIC – The rest of the story

Suffice it to say the PIC of today is not the PIC of old. In those days it kept an eye on Town Government. It reported to the populace in a monthly green sheet, THE VOICE.

September 3, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Barack Obama vs. Bill Clinton

Barack Obama vs. Bill Clinton

As good as Clinton was that night, he said something so contradictory and out of tune that it staggered anyone listening who understood just how discordant it was.

September 15, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Born into a white Anglo-Saxon family

Born into a white Anglo-Saxon family

Has the time when WASPs ruled America come to an end?

September 15, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Politics — more big time

Politics — more big time

PETER O’CONNOR Guest Columnist opinion@lbknews.com We knew that the big time would come again to Tampa Bay, specifically to our city, Sarasota. There has been more Republican action in town this year; I suppose you can chalk that up to the primary activity in the GOP. The Republican Convention up in Tampa had to have […]

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

Demagoguery, foolishness and hard reality

Demagoguery, foolishness and hard reality

Forget the dog, the woman, the place of birth, now each side is accusing the other of killing Medicare.

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

The pension issue

The pension issue

The Town Commission is now playing with dynamite with a policy change that could totally destroy what many of us labored over the years to make a true paradise.

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

To the victor…

To the victor…

To “take back the commission” sounds like the beginnings of a power takeover. This takeover might just include the ‘spoils’ it gives out, maybe even to friends. You can decide.

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Confessions of a confused Republican

Confessions of a confused Republican

Last month, at long last, Florida’s Republican primary came to an end in a frantic propaganda feeding frenzy resembling nothing so much as a firing squad aligned in a circle, with collateral damage incurred by all the candidates…

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

A tale of two towns

A tale of two towns

Contrary to the constant incantations coming from the Town Commission and the LLSA Chamber of Commerce, the residents residing in the northern reaches of our community really would rather not rely on commercial developers or academics to tell us what we will or will not do with our real estate. When I read that the town does not have the money to include the residents in any north end development study, I think of the half million the town just spent for a lot adjacent to Bayfront Park. The current commissioners seldom use the word resident, preferring instead to dwell on commercial interests. Who pays the taxes?

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »