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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 »

Manager Bullock on Fire

Manager Bullock on Fire

The first question I ask is has anyone lost their sense of mission? In this case I believe the mission is in order. Then I look for leadership qualities; is the leadership escalating or de-escalating the situation? I think Dezzi made efforts to de-escalate.

January 12, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

What do you wish for on Longboat Key in 2015?

What do you wish for on Longboat Key in 2015?

‘I would love to see the Colony scraped clean; I would settle for that. Bare land would be enough to make my Christmas wish for sure.’

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