18 Oct 2019




Resident whom County Commission asked to work with redistricting consultant calls estimates ‘demonstratively outside reasonable margin of error’

Attorney for Pine Shores Estates resident contesting approval of Siesta Promenade unable to cite legal precedents to demonstrate key contention in lawsuit

With Waechter revealed as ‘Smith’ behind fourth proposed redistricting map, public outcry over County Commission initiative intensifies

‘Bed tax’ revenue jumps about 25% year-over-year for August, with no red tide worries during the summer

Save Our Siesta Sand 2 urges County Commission to press Army Corps of Engineers once again to undertake an in-depth environmental analysis of proposed dredging of Big Pass

Citing concern about ‘clustering’ effect of second medical marijuana dispensary proposed on Clark Road, County Commission votes to deny Special Exception petition

U-2 pilot who took photos for the White House during Cuban Missile Crisis among those honored in County Commission program

While awaiting state Ethics Commission’s written opinion about having a county commissioner serve on SANCA board, County Commission agrees to plant more trees at Benderson Park

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Lemon Avenue/Pineapple Avenue intersection closed as work continues on Lemon Avenue Streetscape Project

People invited to ‘have their say’ on transportation in Sarasota, with workshops planned on Sarasota in Motion

Phillippi Farmhouse Market open again on Wednesdays through April, at 5500 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota

Children’s Halloween Parade planned in Downtown Venice on Oct. 31

Eight county store clerks cited for selling vaping products to a minor, Sheriff’s Office reports

Couple wins prestigious state award for volunteer efforts to expand Phillippi Farmhouse Market