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- Regarding the defined benefit pension plan in question, it is time to terminate it. Establish a defined contribution plan and be done with long term liabilities. In this era of the Great Recession, the firefighters and police have not suffered in the economic pain that the population at large has suffered. It's time that changed. This represents a unique opportunity for the Town to negotiate hard and end the undeserved largesse these employees receive.
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Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.