+City Manager names new police chief
Bernadette DiPino is the first woman to lead Sarasota's police department.
+City seeks catalyst project for vacant land
City Manager Tom Barwin said he sees the property as a "catalyst opportunity" for the area.
+Commission postpones telecommunications decision
The Town Commission wants town staff to come back with revised language.
+Aposporos stepping down as chamber president
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce President Tom Aposporos will resign from his role by the end of the year.
+Mega mall construction begins
Taubman and Benderson Development today officially broke ground on The Mall at University Town Center.
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Commission savors the sunshine
The weather on Longboat Key was cloudy on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 11, but the Longboat Key Town Commission stayed in the sunshine, as far as the Longboat Observer could tell.
Resident keeps eye on the pie
Inspired by her mother’s homemade banana cream pie, Bird Key resident Kim Manning had a sweet idea: key lime with a twist.
Show us your spirit this season
This week, our reporters will make our final decisions on our favorite displays of holiday cheer for our “Spirit of the Season” contest. This year’s competition isn’t limited to lights.