18 Sep 2020




County commissioners cautioned about potential negative ramifications of having one of them serve on committees that evaluate bid proposals

Fearing a future Siesta Key with overwhelming density and diminished ‘local flavor,’ SK Coalition forms to fight proposed 170-room hotel project

‘Bed tax’ recovers even more in July, latest data show

County’s Public Utilities Department at work on means of providing extra protection to air release valves to prevent sewage spills

Benderson Development seeking to add 16 dwelling units to Siesta Promenade project

Lido Renourishment Project appears to be in compliance with FDEP permit requirements, FDEP administrator assures Sarasota County administrator

County Commission approves Fiscal Year 2021 budget and millage rates on first reading

With County Commission having approved contract amendment for Segments 2 and 3 of Legacy Trail North Extension, work expected to get underway this month

Two recent county sewage spills linked to equipment problems in Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility system

Opening of Fire Station No. 8 celebrated on Sept. 16

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Application process goes live this week for individuals and businesses seeking grants from Sarasota County out of federal CARES Act money

‘Neighborkids’ to lead annual celebration of Sarasota Beach Caravan, marking 1955 community effort to open county beaches to all races

Sheriff’s Office personnel once again to ‘ticket’ youngsters by giving them 7-Eleven Slurpee coupons for good deeds

Skimming devices found at two 7-Eleven stores in Sarasota County, Sheriff’s Office reports

City of Sarasota earns budget presentation award for 30th straight year

Five Points Park reopened in downtown Sarasota