15 May 2020




One positive outcome of redistricting lawsuit for plaintiffs should be loss of Waechter influence with county commissioners, Culverhouse says

Sarasota County has not complied with reporting requirements and deadlines set forth in 2019 settlement of environmental groups’ lawsuit over illegal wastewater spills, attorneys inform staff

FDOT revives proposal for roundabout at intersection of Beach Road and Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key

‘Bed tax’ revenue takes 48% tumble in March, compared to total for March 2019

On 8-1 vote, Planning Commission recommends County Commission approve plans for 43-space public parking lot at 6647 S. Midnight Pass Road

With Brody in the minority, Sarasota city commissioners approve purchase of new Van Wezel ‘chiller’ at expense of close to $500,000

If they eventually implement paid-parking program at Siesta beaches, revenue should be used to facilitate easing of traffic congestion on the Key, county commissioners agree

Detert calls for adherence to county coastal construction regulations, but her colleagues outvote her 4-1 to allow new home on Siesta Key beach

17-year-old charged with two felony counts after fleeing from deputies conducting speeding enforcement near public beach on Siesta Key

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Sarasota city staff working to iron out details of small business grant program before announcing launch

Close to 6,400 COVID-19 tests administered through May 13 at state site at Mall at UTC

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Watering restrictions take effect Tuesday, May 12, and will continue through July 1 in city of Sarasota

Payne Park Tennis Center to reopen on May 15

City of Sarasota expands outdoor dining options for local restaurants during public health emergency

About 45 pounds of garbage removed from pond near Sarasota High School campus, thanks to recent installation of ‘WaterGoat’

Suspect arrested in connection with armed burglary incident in Volaris Live Oak Apartments complex on Cattlemen Road