+ Thank you for your support,
Longboat is on the rebound
We would like to thank everyone who supported us in our effort to rezone. We believe Longboat Key is going to rebound dramatically in the next few years and we look forward to being here when it happens.
Allan Moore, Paul Moore
and Robert Hicks
Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant
+ Longboat Key’s fiscal crisis requires immediate change
Individual citizens and taxpayers generally are not expected to know more about running our town than the people we have hired to run our town. Yet the taxpayers do know better when it comes to a benefit plan and budget promises for our community. Our leaders and civil servants have led us down a path to bankruptcy. The town’s benefit plans need to be restructured immediately to reflect the reality of our day.
We can’t wait to see if this works out like the federal government is doing with Social Security and Medicare, which we know won’t work out. We can’t print money in Longboat Key, so we need to determine the best way to restructure the plans and obligations to reflect the current and future economic condition of the town of Longboat Key. Act now, like you would if it were your own budget you were balancing.
+ It is preferable to allow
American oil companies to drill
Many thanks for your article on the drilling debate sponsored by the Tiger Bay Club, reported in your Nov. 26 issue. It is essential that this subject be discussed in a rational manner. I was, therefore, sorry to see that the anti-drilling faction’s points were both unscientific and emotional: Accusing your opponent of implying you’re un-American hardly furthers the debate. It further lends credence to critics who claim environmentalists have become anti-human religious nuts intolerant of dissent.
I did not see mentioned in your article that Cuba and China have joined together to drill off our shores, in our waters. With their dismal environmental record (nuclear subs scuttled; polluted rivers), and if, in fact, the American drilling platforms are as safe as experience has led us to believe, would it not be preferable to allow American oil companies — subject to all our hefty laws and regulations — to drill rather than Cuba?
+ Harry’s outdoor dining ruling is a move in the wrong direction
For years the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board has been trying to make it possible for Longboat Key businesses to stay on the island and make a profit.
The closing of service on the patio of Harry’s restaurant has certainly been a negative move and has caused the loss of possible profits to the restaurant and the loss of three jobs there, as well.
This seems, to us, to be a move in the wrong direction. Even if the outdoor-dining situation were a code violation, perhaps the code should be changed in order to improve the Longboat Key business climate.
Robert Gaines and Marjorie Tick
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- You are absolutely right. There is too much red tape coming out of TOWN HALL.
19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
23 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix
The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles.
Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke
The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key.