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Daily Archives: August 2, 2012
A beach-water advisory has been issued for the Lido Casino beach, Sarasota County health officials have announced. Health Department staff received testing results from beach-water samples taken on Wednesday, Aug. 1, that showed an elevated level of enterococci (enteric) bacteria, … Continue reading
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office recorded almost a 31% increase in DUI arrests on Siesta Key for the first five months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, Sheriff’s Office records show. Deputies logged 71 DUI arrests from … Continue reading
The City of Sarasota is scheduled to start work on Saturday, Aug. 4, to improve drainage along North Orange Avenue, from 10th Street to 19th Street. Parts of the avenue will be closed to traffic between October and January. The $1.8 million … Continue reading
Sarasota County is seeking volunteers for its seagrass survey program, which collects data on local seagrass, algae, water clarity and depth from locations throughout Sarasota’s bays. “Seagrass is vital to maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems, improving water quality, stabilizing shorelines and … Continue reading
Can 3,300 registered city voters be wrong? Or is this race-baiting in the making? In a replay of last month’s city-manager hiring question, the city commissioners concluded this latest debate in a decision-less silence. An unlikely coalition trooped to City … Continue reading
A second attempt to install mooring anchors at the bayfront is set to begin on Sept. 1. In anticipation of that, the city has warned boaters in the area to move their vessels from the northern and eastern sections of … Continue reading
The Oriole Bird will lead the annual Walk for the Kids in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County on Sept. 15 at Ed Smith Stadium, the Orioles’ spring training home, the Orioles have announced. In addition … Continue reading
The playground at Bayfront Park, across from downtown Sarasota, will be closed for repairs Friday, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4, the City of Sarasota has announced. During that time, crews will replace a portion of the playground’s rubber surface, … Continue reading
Hard to believe, but election season kicks into high gear Saturday, Aug. 4, when early voting officially begins in Sarasota County. You can cast your ballot between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Saturday, Aug. 4, to Saturday, Aug. 11, … Continue reading
Almost everyone reading this has, in their lifetime, said, “I love Satan.” At least, that’s what the Republican Party might want us to believe. You see, everyone has uttered the first-person singular pronoun. Ditto, one would hope, for the word … Continue reading
While the Sarasota County School Board is being required by the state to raise its required local millage rate for the 2013 fiscal year, federal government action is going to result in a break for employees on the district’s health-care … Continue reading
Sarasota County residents may stay two consecutive nights for the price of one at Turtle Beach Campground on Siesta Key, the county has announced. The buy one, get one free (“BOGO”) special offer runs through Aug. 31, a county news release … Continue reading
The Midnight Pass Society and its fellow plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit seeking the reopening of Midnight Pass say they have met their legal burden in alleging a case against Sarasota County. Therefore, in a motion filed July 3 in … Continue reading
The Sarasota County Library System has been receiving national recognition from the America Library Association’s official publication, “Public Libraries,” for a program that has resulted in increased availability of items in the libraries where they are in demand, a higher … Continue reading
The Sarasota County Library system this spring was named the 2012 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association. Travel back in time to a place that holds a special memory. That place might have had a certain look … Continue reading
Just seven days after the primary election, Sarasota County residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on a measure that could be on the general election ballot in November. The County Commission will hold a public hearing on Aug. … Continue reading
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the final suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at the Hibiscus Inn on Stickney Point Road on July 13, the office has announced. Detectives determined that Raheem “Bubba” Maxwell, 21, of 2309 … Continue reading
Overall, the results of a risk behavior survey among Sarasota County middle school students, conducted last fall and released in late June, is full of good news. The percentage of students who said they smoked tobacco declined from 30 to … Continue reading
Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent skipped a supervisor candidates’ forum held July 30 and broadcast by Sarasota Talk Radio WSRQ because, according to organizers, she disagreed with the inclusion of one of the event sponsors, Sarasota Citizens for Responsible Government. … Continue reading