10Jul 2020




170-room hotel, about 80 feet in height, proposed on four parcels between Beach Road and Calle Miramar on Siesta Key, just off Ocean Boulevard

Federal judge denies Save Our Siesta Sand 2’s motion for Temporary Restraining Order to try to prevent dredging of Big Pass

Sheriff and chief deputy talk about challenges and successes as they present proposed 2021 budget to County Commission

Annual assessments for Manasota Key property owners after beach renourishment to represent 21.78% of total remaining expense of project

Ground officially broken for first segment of North Extension of Legacy Trail

Highway Patrol Substation in Venice under review as potential future homeless shelter for South County

County Commission approves ‘not-to-exceed’ countywide millage rate of 3.46 for next fiscal year

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With the potential of $75.7 million in CARES Act funds coming to the county, commissioners suggest allocating money to ‘neediest first’

Face shields to be allowed, along with face coverings, in City of Sarasota ordinance responding to COVID-19

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Voter registration/party change deadline nearing for Aug. 18 Primary

COVID-19 testing capacity increased at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in Sarasota

City of Sarasota launches online, mobile options for building permits, inspections

St. Armands parking garage receives international recognition for sustainability