27 Sep 2019



$7.6 million sought in water management district grants for Sarasota County projects

Developers ask Planning Commission to continue hearing on proposal for higher density communities on property near Fruitville Road/Verna Road intersection, in wake of Sept. 11 County Commission vote

Judge rules against Siesta Key Association in Circuit Court case filed to prevent the removal of sand from Big Pass for Lido Beach renourishment

County staff directed to pursue more research on timelines commission would need to adhere to in establishing a Mental Health Special District

Accessory dwelling unit ordinance wins final County Commission approval

After declining a second chance to move proposed new construction further landward, Casey Key Road property owners fail to win county Coastal Setback Variance

95% of county residents rate quality of life ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent,’ 2019 Citizen Opinion Survey shows

OPINION (free):


Cartoon of the Day

Commentary: The perils of parking

OTHER NEWS (free):

Lido Beach concession stand to close temporarily for renovations, starting Sept. 30

Intersection of State Street and Lemon Avenue open again in downtown Sarasota

Roundabout construction at Fruitville Road and U.S. 41 to be focus of Oct. 1 meeting

Ringling Bridge lighting project completed this week

Card-skimming devices found at Citgo at 3580 Fruitville Road, Police Department reports

Monday, Sept. 30, the deadline for payment of Sarasota County business taxes

New playground equipment to be celebrated at Pioneer Park in Sarasota on Oct. 1

14th Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale and EdFest planned on Oct. 12 at Twin Lakes Park