March 27, 2020 Edition

 


SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE

TOP STORIES:

 

Chesapeake, Va., company wins $12.7-million contract to dredge Big Pass for renourishment of Lido Key Beach


County commissioner criticizes Sarasota city manager’s proposal for ‘tent city’ to ensure homeless people have adequate protection and aid during public health crisis


Complaints aired about continued large gatherings on private Siesta Beach parcels near Beach Access 2 in spite of COVID-19 warnings about social distancing


Mote Marine’s two-year lease of county property at Benderson Park to begin after County Commission approval this week of necessary documents


Almost exactly eight months after ‘death knell’ sounded, Sarasota Y’s have been saved


Siesta Seen


CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE (free):

 

Economic Development Corp. asked to offer suggestions about potential use of Sarasota County’s Economic Incentives Fund to help businesses during virus crisis


Sarasota County Health Department director warns County Commission of severity of COVID-19 pandemic


Saying they prefer to continue meeting in person, county commissioners agree to compressed agendas on April 8 and April 22 in Sarasota


Public mostly abiding by local government directives to stay off beaches


OPINION (free):

 

Cartoon of the Day


OTHER NEWS (free):

Photo essay: Oases of calm abound in turbulent times


Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Barancik Foundation launch COVID-19 response initiative


Health Department offering drive-through specimen collection for COVID-19 as of March 27, but physician referrals necessary


10th Street closure in Sarasota to be in effect from 6 a.m. March 29 to 6 a.m. March 30


Five Points Park closed as of March 23


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe cancels remainder of 2019-20 season


City of Sarasota Building Division drop box to be available for plans, paperwork


All public fingerprinting services suspended at Sheriff’s Office facilities as of March 24