22 May 2020




Conservation Foundation making push to raise remainder of money needed to make Orange Hammock Ranch public lands

With two commissioners bristling at being called racist, county board authorizes pursuit of legal expenses in redistricting lawsuit since county prevailed in case

Army Corps of Engineers sticking with July 6 as date to begin dredging Big Pass to renourish Lido Key Beach

$10-million contract awarded for final phase of Lift Station 87 project in city of Sarasota, bringing total to about $66.5 million

40-acre site just south of Sarasota County’s Old Miakka Preserve to be purchased through Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program

Remedying a ‘failure to act’ three years ago, County Commission reinstates towing ordinance

Siesta water main replacement along part of Midnight Pass Road expected to begin in June

Air valve failure at Lift Station 7 in city of Sarasota results in 3,000-gallon sewage spill



With Memorial Day looming, Sarasota County administrative staff wins state approval of plans so legal, short-term vacation rentals can resume

Although they voice continued concerns about COVID-19 transmission, Sarasota city commissioners agree to reopen Lido Key Beach

Higher Sarasota County COVID-19 death rate linked to population’s average age and elder care facilities, Health Officer tells County Commission

Efforts underway to allow events to resume at Sarasota County athletic fields and to reopen playgrounds in parks

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Bird Key Park parking lot reopens to public on May 20

City of Sarasota partially closing two streets this weekend to help local businesses

Work progressing again on Coon Key MURT

Reservation process explained for Arlington Park Pool

‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign underway through May 31, with Sarasota Police Department among participants

Sheriff’s Office resuming fingerprinting services at its headquarters located at 6010 Cattleridge Blvd.

Designated City of Sarasota employees to return to work at City Hall on May 26

City administrative offices to be closed for Memorial Day observance on May 25