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The people have spoken

The people have spoken

It is clear from the last three referendum votes that residents on Longboat Key no longer wish to have more hotel/motel rooms in their community.

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Can we talk?

Can we talk?

I hope the commission slows down and makes a concerted effort to get input from the greater community before forging ahead. Especially since they have been shown to be almost completely out of touch with their constituents when it comes to increased density.

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The rebuilding of Longboat Key

The rebuilding of Longboat Key

The biggest challenge confronting our community is minimizing negative impacts of the rebuilding process on neighborhoods and preserving the low profile charm that makes our island so desirable.

April 9, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat building heights define debate

Longboat building heights define debate

“Why 80-feet? Was that just pulled out of the air?”

April 9, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Residents demand stricter building height policy

Residents demand stricter building height policy

“I wish I could take a wrecking ball and remove this atrocity.”

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Village peppers candidates with heated questions and reactions

Village peppers candidates with heated questions and reactions

  STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The Longboat Village hosted what looks to be the final public showdown between this year’s crop of commission candidates. The event was part of the Longbeach Village Association’s monthly meeting and allowed At-Large candidates Jim Brown and Gene Jaleski as well as District 4 candidates Jack Daly and [...]

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Making sense of Longboat’s convoluted election

Making sense of Longboat’s convoluted election

Choosing candidates is akin to deciding between heads of cabbage at a market, the fact remains not all heads of cabbage are equal. This holds true on Longboat Key.

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

When it comes to the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort redevelopment a bizarre form of land use porn has emerged and I hear otherwise sane people getting caught up in images and feelings that have little or no basis in anything resembling reality.

February 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Whittall fields tough questions on Colony resort plan

Whittall fields tough questions on Colony resort plan

The success of the proposal is contingent on gaining voter approval in March to add 180 residential units.

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

Town looks to purchase Amore Restaurant for $2.2 million

Town looks to purchase Amore Restaurant for $2.2 million

Rooks said he is “very emotional,” about the idea of selling the restaurant, which he bought for $1.2 million more than 10 years ago.

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