24 Apr 2020




Dredging of Big Pass expected to begin by early summer

Siesta Promenade appeal tentatively set for June 23 hearing at Stetson College of Law in Tampa

City Commission approves formal request for County Commission to turn over $4 million in city impact fee revenue for roundabout at Gulfstream Avenue

Completion of hurricane-hardening project at Taylor Ranch Elementary School expected by early September

Contractor installing power poles ruptures county sewer pipeline, which spills 10,000 gallons of sewage into ditch in southwest quadrant of Palmer Road and Niobe Road



County-operated beaches to be accessible to public as of Monday, April 27, for exercise and fishing but not lounging, County Commission agrees

Small business loan program anticipated to run out of $4.4 million in county funds fast after April 27 launch

COVID-19 cases appear to be on gradual decline in the county, but health officer advises caution, indicating he has yet to see a ‘big trend’

Sarasota city commissioners opposed to reopening of beaches and city boat ramps

On May 4, City Commission to debate use of about $3 million in business tax revenue to assist city businesses in surviving the COVID-19 epidemic

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Search underway for suspect who spray-painted multiple swastikas on Temple Emanu-El in Sarasota

Severe weather forecast leads to postponement of opening of 14th Street roundabout

Lift Station 87 building exterior nearing completion, with Osprey Avenue to be closed from just north of Hudson Bayou to Alta Vista Street starting May 26

‘WaterGoats’ installed in area waterways to ‘eat’ litter, Sarasota County Stormwater Division staff announces

Historic Spanish Point joining Selby Gardens as companion campus as of May 1

County Extension office offering array of free or low-cost webinars for the public, as well as variety of blog posts