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My View: Setting the vote straight

My View: Setting the vote straight

June 23, 2011

There are some issues that have been so badly reported, where the bias is so entrenched and the media agenda so intertwined in news stories, that it is difficult to unravel things enough to make a cogent argument. Everyone's mind appears already made up with insufficient information.

Our view: Legislation hurts Longboat

Our view: Legislation hurts Longboat

June 15, 2011

The Legislature violated in the past session one basic governing principle but upheld one unfortunately universal law — the law of unintended consequences.

Our View: Budget needs more cutting

Our View: Budget needs more cutting

June 8, 2011

There is nothing easy about running a local government these days. Decisions that should have been made, or reversed, long ago are being forced now as property values keep declining and the economic future remains a general mystery. There is no more road to kick the can down.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

June 8, 2011

To send in your letters, please email them to rthomson@yourobserver.com, or mail them to the Longboat Observer, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, 34228.

OUR VIEW: What is the business plan?

OUR VIEW: What is the business plan?

June 1, 2011

We keep reading and re-reading the 34 goals members of a town subcommittee presented to the Longboat Key Town Commission to be adopted into the town's vision plan.

The pace of the economy is not accelerating

June 1, 2011

The last few Market Watch articles have focused upon the dangers of the market. The posture in which the market currently exists, although called a bull market, is so expensive that the public is set up for great losses.

OUR VIEW: The rec center dilemma

OUR VIEW: The rec center dilemma

May 25, 2011

Longboat Key residents have known for a long time the recreation center at Bayfront Park needs to be replaced. The hard parts are deciding how to pay for improvements and how expansive those improvements should be.

MY VIEW: The pension operation can't simply be punted

MY VIEW: The pension operation can't simply be punted

May 25, 2011

The notion of punting the town's pension "operation" (whether the firefighters' or all three of the town employees' pension "operations") does not confront the complexity of the issues facing the town with respect to employee benefits.

OUR VIEW: Keep the Promise for Israel

OUR VIEW: Keep the Promise for Israel

May 25, 2011

To understand why the Observer Group newspapers have always been strong supporters of Israel — and find deep fault with President Obama's Middle East speech last week — we have to go as far back into the written record of history as possible.

Our View: Punt the pension operation

Our View: Punt the pension operation

May 18, 2011

The evidence just keeps piling up that the town of Longboat Key should not be in the pension business.



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