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Sarasota County Administrator accepts Longboat Manager job

Sarasota County Administrator accepts Longboat Manager job

LBK Commission will vote Monday on a five-year contract paying $187,000 annually. Harmer now makes more than $208,000 as County Administrator.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

One County Longboat idea hits Town Hall

One County Longboat idea hits Town Hall

The Town Manager Dave Bullock was asked to talk about the financial implications from a taxation standpoint as well as the legal ramifications if Longboat Key joined either Manatee or Sarasota County.  When the numbers are run, it does not look good for Manatee County. Right now, Longboat Key is geographically split between the two […]

July 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

New Bayfront Park in permitting stage

New Bayfront Park in permitting stage

The town is waiting for permits and final construction price.

April 4, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Beach erosion

Lido Beach erosion

Sarasota’s beaches have eroded from the recent storms that flooded some Bay area communities. Three months after rebuilding beaches lost by Tropical Storm Debby much of that sand has washed away and city officials don’t expect any money to replace it. The recent storms washed out about 4 feet of sand and 80 feet of beachfront. […]

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

Longboat shuts down dispatch

Longboat shuts down dispatch

The commission reached consensus to move all dispatch to Sarasota County with the caveat that the Longboat Police Station would be staffed around the clock.

April 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fate of police dispatch looms

Fate of police dispatch looms

The Town Commission will entertain the idea of moving all dispatch for police emergency and non-emergency calls off of the island.

April 5, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission runs wild over Bayfront Park discussion

Commission runs wild over Bayfront Park discussion

When new Rec. Center disappears from plan, Town leaders turn confrontational. Dog park also at issue.

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Visit Sarasota County update on tourism

Visit Sarasota County update on tourism

Visit Sarasota County (VSC) would like to provide you with a quick update and the latest tourism numbers. There is an opening of the new Visitor Centers, the Sarasota Modern Festival, RIAF and welcoming thousands of women from around the world for the International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festival at Nathan Benderson Park. Visitors to […]

October 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Closed transactions remain strong

Closed transactions remain strong

According to the Sarasota Association of Realtors®,  homes and condos continued to sell at a brisk pace in Sarasota County in August, once again nearly reaching the 1,000 level with 975 closed transactions. The eight-month total from the start of the year now stands at 7,850, about 100 sales ahead of last year’s near record […]

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Dolphin swims free after Mote and others help rescue

Dolphin swims free after Mote and others help rescue

‘We are seeing situations like this all too often along Florida’s coasts.’

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »