August 12, 2022 Edition



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SUMMER BREAK ISSUE


BREAKING NEWS:

 

Ringling College negligence case involving former students moved from Circuit Court to federal court


Oral arguments requested in Avenue B and C case pending before Second District Court of Appeal


Total of about 14,000 gallons of sewage spilled in separate incidents in Venice, Sarasota County reports


Supervisor of elections sets early voting dates/times/locations for Aug. 23 Primary Election


Saturday, Aug. 13, the final day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for Aug. 23 Primary Election


Polling location changes announced for Aug. 23 Primary


UPDATE: ‘No Swim’ advisory issued for three Sarasota County beaches, including Siesta


TOP STORIES:

 

Leaders of national environmental organizations surprised that Biden Administration has not put stop to plans for offshore ‘fish farms’


On 3-2 vote, City Commission tentatively agrees to lower millage rate to 3 mills for 2023 fiscal year


Proposed settlement with Holderness over Beach Access 3 allegations calls for no Sarasota County purchase of Siesta Key property


COVID-19 patient counts at Sarasota Memorial campuses exceed 100 every day so far this week, reaching a high of 116


94% of county households would be able to get all of their garbage into 95-gallon container, Solid Waste Department manager reports to commissioners, noting results of spring survey


Sale of county property at 4644 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota approved, for construction of affordable housing development


Center for Food Safety and eight other environmental organizations considering federal lawsuit over Army Corps of Engineers’ nationwide permit allowing offshore ‘fish farms’


$13 million disbursed by Sarasota County through federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program


Leaders of Siesta Key incorporation effort looking at doubling proposed millage rate to 0.50 mills as they work on second attempt to get necessary bill introduced into Legislature


Bars and restaurants in ‘South Bridge Area’ of Siesta Key win county approval to lower number of parking spaces required for patrons


Siesta Key gets one of new license plate readers that Sheriff’s Office is testing countywide in effort to apprehend more criminals


Even after height of tourist season, Bay Runner trolley in Sarasota transporting more than 10,000 riders a month


SRQ Airport records first dip in passenger total, month-over-month, since 2022 began


Code Enforcement complaints fell more than one-third countywide during first year after state outlawed responses to anonymous reports


31-year-old Sarasota man charged with aggravated assault after allegedly pointing 12-gauge shotgun at member of household


OPINION (free):

 

Cartoon of the Week


Our recommendations to voters


Editorial: Please retire Hagen Brody from politics


OTHER NEWS (free):

Sample ballots for Aug. 23 Primary Election available online at Supervisor of Elections Office website and sent out in the mail


Sarasota Memorial Hospital earns multiple spots on latest ‘U.S. News’ list of ‘Best Hospitals’


Lido Pool reopened as of July 27


Barancik Foundation grant allows Sheriff’s Office to purchase two state-of-art driving simulators


Hodgens of Gulf Coast Community Foundation honored with Community Hero Award, presented by More Too Life nonprofit in Sarasota