28 Aug 2020




Florida Elections Commission rules that political action committee controlled by Eric Robinson did not violate election law in regard to Martin Hyde mailer

With concerns about rights of owners of the affected parcels, Planning Commission votes to recommend denial of Miakka Community Club initiative to reduce residential density east of I-75

Robinson’s loss in School Board race seen as big upset in Aug. 18 Primary

Citing potential of ‘horrible precedent,’ county commissioners unanimously deny petition for six-condominium structure at 636 Beach Road on Siesta Key

About $9 million in bonds approved to help pay for new South County Courts facility and renovations to R.L. Anderson Administration Center

Effort to eliminate encroachments from North Extension of Legacy Trail continues as contractor works on Segment 1 from Proctor Road to Bahia Vista Street

Sarasota city manager agrees to try to do a better job of informing commissioners about serious employee allegations regarding supervisors and the workplace

New county ‘chiller plant’ project to get underway on Ringling Boulevard

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Rent assistance available for residents whose income has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program seeking more public donations to provide food to those suffering economic challenges during pandemic

Free COVID-19 antibody testing available at Mall at University Town Center site

Sarasota Memorial Hospital cardiac unit earns national award for excellence

Final phase of Coon Key Multi-Use Recreational Trail project to get underway

Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade cancelled for 2020

Law enforcement officers reminding the public to ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ leading up to Labor Day