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Daily Archives: July 5, 2012
Republican supervisor of elections candidates Jon Thaxton and Kathy Dent (the incumbent) took to the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club stage today to debate who’s better equipped to oversee Sarasota County’s voting process. “We need to end the litigation and conflicts … Continue reading
The Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival Boat Parade on the night of June 29 in downtown Sarasota kicked off an array of people-pleasing events for the 2012 July Fourth holiday. Although thunderheads threatened during the afternoon of the … Continue reading
Donal O’Shea officially began his post as the fifth president of New College of Florida on July 1, following the retirement of Gordon E. “Mike” Michalson Jr. Before coming to New College, O’Shea was the dean of faculty and vice … Continue reading
A dispute over beach property rights on Siesta Key has resurfaced, Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson told members of the Siesta Key Village Association this week. About two years ago, Patterson reminded the 20 members present for the July 3 … Continue reading
Because county property values have decreased again this year, Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson told about 20 members of the Siesta Key Village Association this week that she did not expect a trolley to begin serving the Village before the … Continue reading
Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson told members of the Siesta Key Village Association July 3 that she would find out when a recommendation on the new vendor for the Village maintenance contract could be expected to come before the County … Continue reading
Voicing concerns about locking themselves into a five-year contract for technology available from just one vendor, the Sarasota County Commission voted 3-2 June 26 to approve a three-year, $2.7 million contract to allow continued replacement of water meters that can … Continue reading
With the Sarasota County Economic Energy Zone Pilot Program having begun July 1, the County Commission on June 27 approved an application for firms to fill out so they can be considered for financial incentives to participate in the program. … Continue reading
As of July 1, the Sarasota County Clerk of Court’s Office has reduced its hours of operation, in the wake of the Florida Legislature’s $31 million cut in funding this year for the clerks’ offices across the state. The new … Continue reading
A little less than a month ago, five County Commission candidates, along with other notables, gathered at the Sarasota Garden Club for one of the first public events of the local 2012 campaign season: a debate hosted by the Sarasota … Continue reading
Historians in the 25th century pinpoint Sarasota, Fla., as the start of America’s great collapse. Even journalists at the time pointed to the state’s southwest coast as the place where housing prices first collapsed, precipitating a national and then international … Continue reading
The city is about to begin an amnesty program for parking ticket scofflaws. But after Oct. 1, unpaid tickets will mean profound implications for drivers. Mark Lyons, Sarasota’s parking manager, says the city is owed more than $700,000 in unpaid … Continue reading