September 23, 2022 Edition

 


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School Board votes 3-2 to terminate lease of Florida House property in 12 months


Battie joins Brody and Arroyo in demeaning Ahearn-Koch before city manager accuses Ahearn-Koch of threatening him


Sarasota Bay’s water quality continuing to improve, latest ‘report card’ shows


Change in calculations of stormwater assessments spurs residents’ complaints during County Commission’s first hearing on 2023 fiscal year budget


Interlocal agreement would have to be negotiated with Sarasota County Government for continuing services if Siesta Key were to become incorporated


Starting Sept. 27, internally illuminated markers to be installed in nearly 90-degree curve at Higel Avenue and Siesta Drive


COVID positivity rate down to 11.2% in Sarasota County, CDC says, but hospitalizations and deaths up slightly


County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program on pause while staff awaits more funding from U.S. Treasury Department


City Commission unanimously approves lower millage rate for 2023 fiscal year and gives final OK to new budget


Electrical problem suspected in house fire in Tamaron community, while similar situation involving Siesta Key condominium resolved without damage


About 5,000 gallons of sewage spilled in area of county lift station just off Lakewood Ranch Boulevard


Passenger count down for third month in a row at SRQ, but yearly total remains on track for new record


OPINION (free):

 

Cartoon of the Week


Editorial: In their mishandling of affordable housing initiatives, city commissioners fail to uphold responsibility to serve constituents


OTHER NEWS (free):

County Business Tax payments due by Sept. 30


On Sept. 24, neighborkids to lead annual celebration of historic Sarasota Beach Caravan to Lido Beach


Side-arm mowing planned on Legacy Trail from Sept. 19 to Sept. 30


CenterPlace Health to host Fall Health Fair in North Port on Oct. 1


Plants, advice and demonstrations to be part of 16th Annual Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale and EdFest on Oct. 8


JFCS of Suncoast collecting socks for homeless veterans and at-risk youth


Oct. 8 memorial concert benefitting Conservation Foundation to be held at Bay Preserve in Osprey


Gulf Coast Community Foundation opens Sarasota Philanthropy Center