Currently 3 Responses
- I am Vice President of the Colony Association and Chairman of the Legal Committee which manages and oversees the legal actions with Dr. Klauber. The editorial board's statement in the second paragraph completely distorts beyond recognition, what Judge May decided following trial. There was no "victory" for Dr. Klauber, pyrrhic or otherwise. Might I suggest, if the "Observer staff" wishes to objectively discuss the court proceeding and properly inform its readers about a matter of great import to Longboat Key, that it should post on its web site actual copies of the transcripts of the Judge's decisions, and print these transcripts in the next print edition of The Observer. These are not terribly long, and they are readable and to the point.
In the mean time, I have linked transcripts of the Judge's decisions at http://jayryablon.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/transcript-judges-decision-7-31-09.pdf and http://jayryablon.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/transcript-judges-decision-8-10-09.pdf, for those of your readers who prefer to read the source material and make up their own minds. For anyone following the situation at The Colony, these transcripts are a very illuminating read, and they very much contradict the statements in your editorial.
Jay R. Yablon
Colony Association Vice President
Chairman, Legal Committee
Chairman, Communications Committee
- An enviornment which allows the renovation and reasonable expansion of the Colony, Hilton and Key Club is in the best interest of Lonboat Key and we agree with the Observer on this point. The right plan that allows for these enhancements to be achieved within the existing zoning and building codes, without changing the historic balance of the commercial and tourism facilities, overturning the property rights of others, or changing the essential character of the Key is what is needed.
Bob White, Chairman
Islandside Property Owners Coalition
- The Colony is in need of a bulldozer, not renovation. Hopefully a new developer will step in and build anew.
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
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18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Durante dog, owner well after raccoon run-in
Last week, we reported on a scuffle between a black dog and a group of raccoons that occurred at dusk near Joan Durante Park.
Golfer scores her first hole in one
Liz Lang scored her first hole in one July 8, on the Resort at Longboat Key Clubâ€™s Harbourside White Course, while celebrating her friend, Jane Hunterâ€™s birthday.
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larsonâ€™s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.