20 Aug 2021




Environmental Appeals Board schedules Nov. 4 oral arguments on challenges to EPA permit issued for ‘fish farm’ off Sarasota County coast

On 3-2 vote, City Commission agrees to send letter to County Commission in support of Mental Health Care Special District

Planning Commission endorses Benderson Development’s request for more freestanding commercial space on Fruitville Initiative site

Nearly double the number of COVID patients in Sarasota Memorial Hospital this week than previous high mark (free)

Benderson Development no longer seeking extra residential density within Siesta Promenade if County Commission approves addition of two single-family home parcels to project site

Traffic shifts implemented around Gulfstream Avenue roundabout project initially cause major back-ups, necessitating FDOT tweaks

Metered parking for all St. Armands street zones will rise to $1.50 per hour later this year, and meters will operate on Saturdays

24-year-old North Sarasota resident charged with aggravated battery after Aug. 15 shooting

High concentrations of red tide algae remain present offshore of Sarasota County, FWC reports (free)

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COVID vaccine boosters available at Sarasota County Health Department offices for those who are immunocompromised

Persons seeking unclaimed money being held by Sarasota County Clerk of Court and County Comptroller’s Office must file claims by Aug. 31

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to present concerts to benefit Haiti residents suffering after earthquake and tropical depression

High Visibility Enforcement program to be implemented by Sarasota Police Department again in effort to improve pedestrians’ and bicyclists’ safety

Sarasota Utilities Billing Office resumes scheduling of appointments for in-person service

McCune Family Foundation gives Children First $50,000 grant for scholarships

Sept. 10 the deadline to appeal property tax bills

SCAT driver tests positive for COVID-19