23 Apr 2021




County commissioners ask Charter Review Board to ‘revisit’ Single-Member Districts Charter amendment and talk, too, about potential of referendum to eliminate it

Moran indicates desire to forgo 2020 Census data in determining whether to pursue new County Commission redistricting initiative

Emergency Rental Assistance Program set to begin first week of May, with Sarasota County to distribute about $13 million from federal government (free)

Agreements for more improvements at Sarasota County’s Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility win commission approval

County Health Officer Chuck Henry cautions commissioners that relaxed precautions at this stage, and vaccination resistance, could prolong pandemic (free)

Most serious types of crime in Sarasota County down 54% since 2009, latest Sheriff’s Office Annual Report says

Suspect arrested after woman who was found severely beaten in Venice hotel dies from injuries

Alleged attack on resident in Baywood Colony Garden Apartments on Hollywood Boulevard under investigation

Tax preparation business in Sarasota alleged to have attempted to fraudulently obtain close to $4.5 million in federal CARES Act funds from Sarasota County

Audit of City of Sarasota finances for 2020 fiscal year points to reserve problems in Solid Waste and Parking Management divisions

‘Lamolithic House’ on Siesta Key’s Avenida del Mare wins Sarasota County historic designation

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April 24 to be latest DEA Take-Back Day for unused, expired and unwanted prescription medications, Sarasota Police Department announces

Sheriff’s Office offers tips to the public to help prevent phone scams from succeeding

Sarasota Police Victim Advocate Castro wins state award from Attorney General Ashley Moody