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The real disaster is Florida Power & Light

The real disaster is Florida Power & Light

Everything was back to normal with the exception of one huge monolithic entity — FPL and its power grid. The damage was minimal, but FPL and its electrical system failure turned a “we got lucky moment” into an economically costly series of ever-frustrating disasters.

September 16, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Traffic, tourism, condos drive Downtown Sarasota’s future

Traffic, tourism, condos drive Downtown Sarasota’s future

Sarasota City Commission puts brakes on City Manager Tom Barwin’s push for a pedestrian freindly Downtown as additional traffic lanes will soon be installed.

September 4, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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 »

Longboat fears Sarasota roundabout could worsen traffic at Gulfstream

Longboat fears Sarasota roundabout could worsen traffic at Gulfstream

‘A lot of us are nervous. We have not seen traffic of this magnitude through a roundabout and we would hate to be the guinea pig.’

May 15, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love

Losing a son and a friend of our community can be redeemed through hot dogs, donuts and lots of love

Scott had that ability to make whomever he was talking to feel that they were the only person that mattered — even if for a few moments. And while that sounds simple, most people with their racing thoughts, endless anxieties or salesman-like agendas are never present completely in the moment.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Obituary, Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Scott Pastor — A friend of our community

Scott Pastor — A friend of our community

A friend of Sarasota and the Longboat Key community — Scott Pastor — died at the age of 48.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Top Box | Read More »

Thoughts on traffic

Thoughts on traffic

I learned back in the day that roadway capacity is finite, and not a function of velocity.

February 4, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

CANDance Competition raises funds and awareness

CANDance Competition raises funds and awareness

Professional dancers partnered with amateurs to raise money for the Community Aids Network at the 2016 CANDance competition fundraiser last week at Michael’s On East. Organizer Scott George oversaw the evening’s events which included an auction, dinner, dance competition and after-party dancing. George says the event raised a record amount of more than $200,000.   [...]

November 13, 2016 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Top Box | Read More »

Coon Key Bridge near completion

Coon Key Bridge near completion

Coon bridge work to be completed in August.

August 23, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »