Welcome to The Sarasota News Leader. This is a virtual (or electronic) news weekly. It is not published on paper. No trees died to produce it; no forests were wiped out. It represents the future of publishing in a world no less in need of information and news, but seeking to preserve the ecosphere on which we all depend.
The Sarasota News Leader is published every Friday, with links to the full edition emailed to all subscribers. It is readable on iPad and Android tablets, iPhone and Android smartphones, and Kindle, Nook and other eReaders with a web-browsing capability, as well as on personal computers.
If you have not done so already, we hope you will subscribe now by entering your email address in the box at the top of the right-hand column. You will receive a confirmation email, to which you must respond to activate your subscription.
With a seasoned staff of award-winning journalists – our editors alone have more than eight decades of combined experience – we provide hard-hitting, in-depth reporting on local government action and the major issues affecting Sarasota County. The news will be combined with fascinating feature stories, arts & entertainment spotlights and the legendary community calendar of This Week In Sarasota, Sarasota’s No. 1 source for events, hot spots, fun activities and hidden gems.
Many of you already are familiar with us from visiting here on our website, where we have been providing the same comprehensive coverage since April. Now our work is provided in an even more complete and captivating form.
Thank you for visiting our website and looking at our publication. We hope you will come to depend on The Sarasota News Leader for all of your Sarasota County news.
Prior Editions: News articles published prior to Sept. 21 still can be accessed using the archive features of this website. The most recent articles are listed in the column to the right, and the previous weekly editions can be accessed through the drop-down list in “Prior Editions” in the menu bar at the top of the page. The 50 most recent articles can be accessed by clicking on “Last 50 articles” in the top menu bar. Also, published items are grouped according to category (for example, “Sarasota County Government” or “Editorial & Commentary”). If you are interested in a particular category, select it from the drop-down menu in the bar on the right side of this page. You will be directed to all items published in that category.
If you are interested in published items on a particular date, regardless of category, simply pick a date from the calendar shown on the right side of the page. You will be directed to all items published on that date.
There is a search function at the bottom of the menu bar on the right side of the page. Simply enter a keyword(s) and click on “Search” to be directed to entries matching your search criteria.
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