June 18, 2021 Edition

 


TOP STORIES:

 

Affordable housing plan for Neal Communities development modified to allow homes at higher prices


Court of Appeal rules against Cosentino in five-year-old North Beach Road case


Hi Hat Ranch development proposal wins full County Commission support, in spite of residents’ objections


SCAT records 1,000 passengers in first week of new OnDemand mobility service


Over one-third of county lands protected from development, County Commission learns


Detert asks for a new board report on strategies to foster affordable housing projects


St. Boniface Episcopal Church’s stained glass windows a symbol of Pride Month support at night (free)


To prevent fires — and danger to county employees — residents being urged to properly dispose of rechargeable batteries (free)


‘Bed tax’ revenue for April more than 12 times the figure for April 2020, when much of state was shut down because of pandemic


On 4-1 vote, County Commission approves variance for new three-story residence on Beach Road that will be 46.4 feet seaward of Gulf Beach Setback Line


City Commission moves Lido Beach ‘insurance policy’ money back into fund that could be used for future renourishment initiatives


Ground officially broken on approximately 3.4-mile North Port Connector of The Legacy Trail


OPINION (free):

 

Cartoon of the Week


Non Sequitur


OTHER NEWS (free):

Photo essay: The songster


Recreational burn ban lifted as of Friday, June 18


Lido Pool reopens to the public


Build Local Power launches voter registration and engagement program for Southwest Florida