Paul Dezzi became chief of Longboat Key Fire Rescue in September 2010.
Aubrey Lee Price, accused of a $40 million investment scheme, is tied to at least 10 Manatee County properties, including the former Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce building.
Join us as we observe and report today's stories from Longboat Key, East County, Sarasota and Siesta Key.
The town seeks resumes from citizens interested in the seat. Former Commissioner Gene Jaleski is the latest to express interest.
Commissioner Hal Lenobel resigned this week after 12-and-a-half years. He is the longest-serving commissioner in recent town history.
The north end's beach received a boon when Debby brought a bigger Beer Can Island.
As the Aug. 16 primary election draws near, the Observer will publish profiles and Q&As from each of the candidates who will represent the area.