Aubrey Lee Price, accused of a $40 million investment scheme, owns the north-end building formerly occupied by the chamber.
The ticking clock of a Dec. 31 deadline, by which the Colony must re-open as a tourism property or potentially lose its grandfathered status with the town, loomed over Friday's three hearings.
Before Tropical Storm Debby, 1,367 turtle nests were marked in the area; after the storm, only 244 nests could be verified. On Longboat, 77 nests were verified.
As the Aug. 16 primary election draws closer, the East County Observer will be publishing profiles and Q&As from each of the candidates who will represent the East County area.
The Town Commission appointed Grand Bay resident Terry Gans to fill the seat vacated by Hal Lenobel.
The Longboat Key Town Commission will discuss appointing a representative for a vacant at-large seat.
Longboat Key resident Sam Lastinger shares a Honey Barenjager Latte recipe.