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Legislation threatens Longboat power line burial plans

Legislation threatens Longboat power line burial plans

Town to fight rules that could spread antennas throughout community.

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Utility undergrounding moves forward on Key

Utility undergrounding moves forward on Key

After months of debate and cost analysis, the Longboat Key Town Commission moved forward in 2015 with a plan to underground power lines on Gulf of Mexico Drive. The issue was put to a vote in November and more than 62 percent said ‘yes’ to allowing the town to bond up to $25.25 million for […]

January 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town adopts plan to bury power lines

Town adopts plan to bury power lines

Part of the plan is to also install fiber optic line.

June 9, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tommaso

Tommaso

We loved our country, and we loved ourselves then.

May 26, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Candidate countdown…

Candidate countdown…

Final debate of election brings strong answers and differences.
• Jaleski against tourism; others say it is manageable.
• How should we solve traffic on the Key? Candidates differ.
• Which candidates are ready to lead? Read the answers.
• How do we redevelop and keep our beauty and ambiance?
• Any lessons learned from the recent defeats in court? You decide.

March 3, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

To bury, or not to bury

To bury, or not to bury

If this is a classic case of “gilding the lily,” is the expense worth the effort?

March 3, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Candidates speak out on tourism, boat trailers and managing blight

Candidates speak out on tourism, boat trailers and managing blight

Longboat Key News asked each of the four candidates in the contested elections questions regarding three issues: whether to adopt a boat/trailer ordinance, if the town needs more tourism units, and whether the town should acquire the north end gas station. In the coming weeks leading to the election, Longboat Key News will publish questions and answers with the candidates. Here is what they had to say:

February 20, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s beach condition, admin costs and future challenges tackled

Longboat’s beach condition, admin costs and future challenges tackled

Should the town bury power lines on GMD or the entire key? Why or why not? And how should the project(s) be funded? Read what our candidates say…

February 8, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Candidates talk development rights, power line burying and dog park

Longboat Key Candidates talk development rights, power line burying and dog park

Should the town bury power lines on GMD or the entire key? Why or why not? And how should the project(s) be funded? Read what our candidates say…

January 31, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

What didn’t Longboat Key residents get for Christmas?

What didn’t Longboat Key residents get for Christmas?

Barring the calling of a special election, residents will have to wait for more than a year to vote for burying the utilities on Gulf of Mexico Drive.

January 12, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »