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Villagers cross over yellow lines

Villagers cross over yellow lines

“The unsightly road changes on Broadway in the Village, I must say, are quite ugly…it turns our quiet, quaint, community into something resembling a shopping mall parking lot.”

November 25, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Making sense of Town Commission myths

Making sense of Town Commission myths

Myth 1: that the commission can substantially change the major trends of the global real estate market.

March 17, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat flush with problematic pipes

Longboat flush with problematic pipes

The Village at the north end of the key should see the most recent wastewater pipe break replaced within two to three weeks, according to Town Engineer Anne Ross. The entrance to the Village is currently under construction while the metal wastewater pipe that corroded is being replaced

June 24, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Longboat creates wildlife tip brochure

Longboat creates wildlife tip brochure

In the wake of concerns and complaints by town residents in the Emerald Harbor area, as well as the neighboring areas in and around the Centre Shops, the town of Longboat Key has created a citizen’s guide to nuisance wildlife

May 20, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Schizophrenic commissioners and their 12 angry peacocks

Schizophrenic commissioners and their 12 angry peacocks

I wonder why Police Chief Al Hogle, when not busy restraining employees gone wrong, has not found cause to Baker Act a few of our residents as well as commissioners to prevent harm to our key

May 13, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Peacocks face final days

Peacocks face final days

Although Longboat Key commissioners were both visibly and audibly agitated as they started discussing peacock eradication, they authorized spending another $2,400 to underwrite the trapping and removal of Village peacocks until the estimated flock of 50 is culled to no more than a dozen male birds

April 29, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Peacocks back on agenda

Peacocks back on agenda

Peacocks have been a form of contention yet again in the Village of Longboat Key, with even local television newscasts picking up on the discontent

April 22, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Kim Kardashian and fixing Longboat’s pecking disorder

Kim Kardashian and fixing Longboat’s pecking disorder

The commissioners were treated to a Malthusian catastrophe — except the demise of civilization will be from too many peacocks. It is true, says former Commissioner Gene Jaleski and Village Association President Michael Drake

April 20, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Potent Politics: Commercialism and the riderless trolley

Potent Politics: Commercialism and the riderless trolley

The commercial-minded Longboat Key Commission has now appointed a commissar of business and growth, which they choose to hide under the name of revitalization. At its head is ex-mayor George Spoll, a firm believer in the need for more failing restaurants and businesses on the key

April 10, 2011 | Posted in Dan Dowd, Opinion | Read More »

New Florida bill may override Longboat’s 30-day rental requirement

New Florida bill may override Longboat’s 30-day rental requirement

A new bill, HO 883, in Florida’s House of Representatives, if passed would nullify the town’s existing 30-day minimum residential rental regulation that has been in the town’s code for 25 years

April 1, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »