Town attorney David Persson accepted the city of Venice town attorney post Tuesday afternoon.
+Commissioners consider new dog park downtown
Commissioner Shannon Snyder suggested that the city use vacant property near Payne Park as a dog park.
+Dora the Explorer
Longboat Observer Senior Editor Dora Walters retired after a career that spans more than six decades as an inquisitive journalist.
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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.