June 24, 2022 Edition

 


TOP STORIES:

 

Sheriff’s Office adding 19 new positions in budget for 2023 fiscal year, including four new deputies to handle residential growth in eastern part of county


Frances Carlton Condominium in downtown Sarasota first in city to undergo detailed inspection that new state law requires for older complexes


Governor signs bill giving local governments control over cigarette smoking at public beaches and in parks


Siesta Chamber asks, ‘Does Siesta Village need public restrooms?’


With Christian Ziegler choosing not to seek re-election to County Commission, three Democrats and two Republicans will vie to replace him


So far, no signs that red tide will be major problem this year, executive director of Sarasota Bay Estuary Program reports to local government leaders


COVID-19 hospital admissions climbing in Sarasota County, as reflected in Sarasota Memorial and CDC reports over past week


Bay Runner trolley and e-scooter/bike rental program win City of Sarasota award from International Parking & Mobility Institute


County permit count for this fiscal year continues to climb, with total through May at 28,925


Pipelines and other structures installed in ditches along Siesta Key’s Ocean Boulevard as company handling drainage project makes progress


About 1,000 gallons of raw sewage spills just east of Honore Avenue, near Urfer Family Park


OPINION (free):

 

Cartoon of the Week


OTHER NEWS (free):

Supervisor of Elections Turner putting out call for more poll workers


Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix activities set for July 1-3, marking 37th year


Sarasota Memorial earns national accreditation for rectal cancer accreditation


Paws for Purpose charitable event planned on July 2 at Sarasota Farmers Market


Donation to help Ukrainian hospitality students at USF Sarasota-Manatee campus