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Longboat’s canal plan: what to dredge, who will pay?

Longboat’s canal plan: what to dredge, who will pay?

The Town has a goal to dredge canals within the community to keep them navigable and to maintain property values.
But as in all policies, there is a cost.

January 19, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending January 17, 2020

Editorial Letters – Week ending January 17, 2020

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Greer Island blocking waterway access to property To: Vice Mayor Ed […]

January 19, 2020 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

The indignity of traffic on St. Armands Circle and Ringling Bridge

The indignity of traffic on St. Armands Circle and Ringling Bridge

It is clear the FDOT and the City of Sarasota have no grasp on what traffic does to otherwise rational human beings.

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending January 10, 2020

Editorial Letters – Week ending January 10, 2020

  Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit.   Impeachment impact on Sarasota and Longboat Democrats To: Editor […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Man who donated $200K to Longboat and shot up a condo, avoids jail time

Man who donated $200K to Longboat and shot up a condo, avoids jail time

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Ryan Flanzer was arrested in Sarasota after he fired three rounds from his semi-automatic pistol into a condominium unit at 1350 Main in Downtown Sarasota on May 5, 2018. But his story reads like a twisted tale of police impersonation, vendetta and bad judgement. The events ware even penned […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending January 3, 2020

Editorial Letters – Week ending January 3, 2020

  Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Village parking To: Vice Mayor Ed Zunz Ed, I am […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Year in Review – Renourishing Lido Beach

Year in Review – Renourishing Lido Beach

The plan to renourish the highly eroded Lido Key shoreline with sand dredged from Big Pass has faced years of court challenges primarily from opponents on Siesta Key. Now that the plan is slated to finally move forward, Sarasota County is considering a request to use Ted Sperling on South Lido Key as a staging […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review – City of Sarasota places roundabouts

Year in Review – City of Sarasota places roundabouts

Longboat Key leaders have long voiced concerns that the roundabout planned at US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue will slow traffic, create back-ups along the bridge and possibly impede evacuation attempts. The champions of roundabouts include the City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which maintains the state-controlled roadway. Longboat officials, including Commissioner […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review – Selby Gardens development plan moves back to City

Year in Review – Selby Gardens development plan moves back to City

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens began its request to amend the City Comprehensive Plan and Code to allow the redevelopment of its Bayfront property. The City has heard hours of debate and community input over the plan by Selby, which includes a five-story parking garage, rooftop restaurant and expansion of its Botanical Gardens. It is […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review – Paid parking begins for Downtown Sarasota and St. Armands visitors

Year in Review – Paid parking begins for Downtown Sarasota and St. Armands visitors

The Sarasota City Parking Division began paid parking this year. The City voted 3-2 in favor of spending $352,000 to implement the paid parking downtown. Commissioners Hagen Brody and Shelli Freeland Eddie were against the proposal. The paid parking effort downtown was an expansion of the overall program that brought paid parking and a new […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »