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.
With litigation pending, the town, Longboat Key Club and Resort and the Islandside Property Owners Coalition have agreed to confidential mediation.
Colony unit owner Andy Adams is out of the running for the role of Colony redeveloper, but three developers will make their cases to the board this week.
Meeting advertising doesn't add up; Weekly Publix progress report; Mote releases turtle, continues to treat dolphin
Debate about the zoning-code ordinance dominated commissioners' inboxes but didn't take up much time at Monday's Town Commission meeting.