Mark Bergin's reporting for Observer Media Group
We Nuzzle pet care app makes Longboat Key home
Aug. 27, 2020
We Nuzzle plans to launch its on-demand pet-care services app by fall 2020 in parts of Florida. The Longboat Key-based company will compete with Wag and Rover.
Longboat Key man's drainage dispute with lasts a decade
Aug. 6, 2020
Ross Toussaint lives next to Christ Church of Longboat Key on General Harris Street. Toussaint has been in a legal dispute with the church for the last 10 years over drainage which he claims is damaging his property.
Father and son bond over basketball in Longboat Key
June 23, 2020
A basketball trainer and his son were vacationing in Longboat Key. They found the facilities at Bayfront Park. It marked the first day the park’s facilities were open since March 22, 2020.
Shuttle service proposed between downtown Sarasota and St. Armands Circle
Aug. 26, 2020
Leaders throughout the Sarasota area have continued to examine the possibility of adding micro-transit to take people back and forth between downtown Sarasota and St. Armands Circle.
Singles play resumes at Longboat Key Tennis Center amid coroanvirus pandemic
May 8, 2020
The Tennis Center had been closed from March 22, 2020-May 8, 2020, because of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the Tennis Center’s safety restrictions abided by recommendations set forth by the United States Tennis Association.
Sewage break prompts Longboat Key resident concerns
July 17, 2020
The town of Longboat Key was required to submit materials to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection about June's sewage break. A few residents expressed their concerns about the break.
Gulf of Mexico Drive home sets sales record...by $1
July 9, 2020
A Longboat Key home that sold for $13,000,001 set the record for the highest single-family home purchase in Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Town leaders drive home point about Sarasota traffic plan
July 20, 2020
Longboat Key Mayor Ken Schneier made clear the town's objections to Sarasota's multi-modal (and now rejected) transportation master plan.