The town and its firefighter union agreed on the terms of a contract to put before firefighters for a vote. But state rules could make it a tough sell.
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A Red Tide bloom has been reported along Florida Gulf Coast shores, including Longboat Key and Siesta Key.
For the fourth year in a row, Manatee County is requesting the town of Longboat Key contribute to the trolley route.
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Sarasota police arrested Francis Gerry Monday morning after he allegedly burglarized a time-share unit. He is a suspect in a string of similar incidents.
The Longboat Key Hilton Beachfront Resort seeks 85 of the 250 tourism units for a new guest tower on the property.