September 18, 2020 Edition

 


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County commissioners cautioned about potential negative ramifications of having one of them serve on committees that evaluate bid proposals


Fearing a future Siesta Key with overwhelming density and diminished ‘local flavor,’ SK Coalition forms to fight proposed 170-room hotel project


‘Bed tax’ recovers even more in July, latest data show


County’s Public Utilities Department at work on means of providing extra protection to air release valves to prevent sewage spills


Benderson Development seeking to add 16 dwelling units to Siesta Promenade project


Lido Renourishment Project appears to be in compliance with FDEP permit requirements, FDEP administrator assures Sarasota County administrator


County Commission approves Fiscal Year 2021 budget and millage rates on first reading


With County Commission having approved contract amendment for Segments 2 and 3 of Legacy Trail North Extension, work expected to get underway this month


Two recent county sewage spills linked to equipment problems in Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility system


Opening of Fire Station No. 8 celebrated on Sept. 16


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Application process goes live this week for individuals and businesses seeking grants from Sarasota County out of federal CARES Act money


‘Neighborkids’ to lead annual celebration of Sarasota Beach Caravan, marking 1955 community effort to open county beaches to all races


Sheriff’s Office personnel once again to ‘ticket’ youngsters by giving them 7-Eleven Slurpee coupons for good deeds


Skimming devices found at two 7-Eleven stores in Sarasota County, Sheriff’s Office reports


City of Sarasota earns budget presentation award for 30th straight year


Five Points Park reopened in downtown Sarasota