July 12, 2024 Edition



Neunder and Rainford lead charge to eliminate Embracing Our Differences, Sarasota Chalk Festival and WSLR’s Fogartyville concerts from arts grants list for 2025 funding

Instead of roundabout construction, Siesta intersection of Beach Road and Midnight Pass Road to see resurfacing and sidewalk improvements

Given issues emphasized in recent legal rulings that went against Sarasota County, commissioners deny proposal to amend land-use regulations involving barrier island lots

Precautionary air quality advisory issued for Sarasota County on July 11, as result of elevated particulate matter linked to Saharan dust (free)

At City Commission’s direction, city attorney to draft ordinance to implement program designed to deter speeding in school safety zones

May ‘bed tax’ revenue higher than total for May 2023

Two more shootings occur in Newtown, with an adult in each case sustaining ‘non-life-threatening injuries’

County Commission approves not-to-exceed millage rate that marks lowest for board in 37 years

Suspect arrested in July 4 fatal shooting case in Sarasota

With colleagues’ support for Smith’s request, county administrator to contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about problems with coyotes on barrier islands

About 5,000 gallons of raw sewage spills in Deer Creek neighborhood of Palmer Ranch

County’s annual drinking water quality report sporting new look

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Gulf Coast Community Foundation approves $1.3 million in grants

Water Management District aims to reduce risk of wildfires by scheduling prescribed fires in South Sarasota County

Top 5 contenders announced for Sarasota County Libraries’ One Book Program

Spaces remain in Sarasota Police Department’s 2024 Citizen’s Academy, agency announces

The Haven buys 3 acres within University Town Center to construct ‘inclusive community for people with unique abilities‘