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State Senate hopefuls spar

State Senate hopefuls spar

MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com Republican candidates for the District 23 Florida State Senate seat gathered for a Tiger Bay hosted debate at Michael’s on East last Thursday. Former Rep. Doug Holder, Rick Levine, former Sarasota City and County Commissioner Nora Patterson, Rep. Ray Pilon and Rep. Greg Steube gathered on stage to face the […]

July 9, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Law threatens key density vote

Law threatens key density vote

Mayor Jim Brown is requesting assistance from state officials in keeping Longboat’s ability to increase its density. Brown sent e-mails this week to Rep. Ray Pilon, Rep. Jim Boyd, Sen. Mike Bennett and Sen. Nancy Detert to ask for their assistance in obtaining an amendment to HB7202, which was signed into law by the governor and will prohibit the town from holding any referendum on the town’s Comprehensive Plan amendment. This means town could not hold a referendum to increase the allowable density on the island

June 24, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Tigers still

Tigers still

It was a hot day in early June as I traveled to our big city, Sarasota, for the Tiger Bay luncheon. As is my want I try to attend these almost-monthly affairs to keep up on what is going on in the larger venue, to see who else is about and frankly to support our colleague and friend, Dr. Hal Lenobel. Tiger Bay has long been Hal’s baby

June 17, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »