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The beauty of burying something ugly

The beauty of burying something ugly

It will take the focused determination of our current Town Commission to push forward with the latest proposal to bury the power lines in the neighborhoods. The plan will be attacked as unfair, undemocratic and perhaps unnecessary. But we need their steadfastness. That is what we pay them the big money for on Longboat Key — to stay the course and not enter the convoluted land of policy making gone awry.

December 5, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Bullock addresses Longboat beach erosion

Bullock addresses Longboat beach erosion

I’m worried about the south end in particular and the rapid loss of sand dunes in three months on the beach in front of Sanctuary and L’Ambiance and the Longboat Key Club.

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

Beach, Bayfront Park, Tennis Center budgets up for review on Monday

Beach, Bayfront Park, Tennis Center budgets up for review on Monday

“The appetite for sand will exceed our budget,” said Bullock.

July 13, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town Attorney seeks cap on hours

Town Attorney seeks cap on hours

Longboat Key Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale wants to cap the number of billable hours included for legal work performed on procurement and contractual matters that are included in her monthly retainer fee.

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

What’s first?: Colony rising from the ground or power lines getting buried?

What’s first?: Colony rising from the ground or power lines getting buried?

Meanwhile, Longboat erodes. Our patience erodes. And meanwhile we die. Die of boredom or die literally. And the still living find other pursuits that happen more decisively like watching the trees bend toward the sun in the backyard.

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | 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 »

Options offered in undergrounding Longboat utilities

Options offered in undergrounding Longboat utilities

The commission will debate the politics, fairness and viability of who ought pay for what.

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 »

Developing LBK’s future

Developing LBK’s future

The town’s land-use regulations and Comprehensive Plan place strict limitations on the redevelopment of many multi-family and tourism properties. In short, you can only build to the size and scale of what you own. That may soon change.

January 22, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »