18 Dec 2020




Economic impact of tourism down 28% in the county, compared to 2019 fiscal year total

Siesta Key residents remain adamant in opposition to plans for 120-room hotel and five-story parking garage on southern part of the island

Representatives of agencies that help the homeless dispute assertions of former homelessness consultant during town hall organized by Sarasota vice mayor

After big downturn in spring, resulting from pandemic, SRQ airport’s passenger count in October well above national average

Negotiations regarding new Medical Examiner’s Office to continue between county staff and owners of property at 4480 Fruitville Road

About 683,000 cubic yards of sand removed from Big Pass for Lido Key Renourishment Project

‘Bed tax’ revenue down about 6% for first month of 2021 fiscal year, compared to same month in previous year

For fourth time since beginning of pandemic, County Commission agrees to reductions in certain Building Department fees

At estimated expense of $1.1 million, restroom facilities and automatic gate planned for Nora Patterson Bay Island Park

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Photo essay: In the spirit of the season

City of Sarasota Utilities Department completes ‘significant’ milestone in effort to replace aging pipelines

Holiday Toy Drive organized by Sheriff’s Office sees more than double the donations collected in 2019

2021 Sarasota County NEST calendar available

Visit Sarasota County wins two prestigious awards

Sarasota Memorial Hospital continues straight A streak in Fall 2020 Hospital Safety Report Card

Siesta Key Condominium Council announces Holiday Lighting Contest winners

Maio to serve as County Commission chair in 2021