6 Aug 2021





With greater accumulations of dead fish and debris on beaches, county staff gets OK from FDEP and FWC to undertake more intensive cleaning

Two men charged with murder after shooting at DeSoto Road convenience store

Sarasota Memorial COVID-19 patient count continues sharp daily increases (free)




Manatee-Sarasota Business Industry Association seeking to buy Florida House and move it to Northwest Quad

Siesta Key nonprofit contends county planning staff deferring to developers and failing to engage with residents in regard to proposals for four hotel projects

County’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee to offer latest analysis of strategies for County Commission consideration in October

With FDOT having affirmed that traffic light can be installed at Avenue B and C on Stickney Point Road, Siesta resident pursuing appeal with Second District Court of Appeal

County’s COVID-19 positivity rate for period of July 16-22 up to 11.9%, state reports (free)

Siesta Key business and residents organizations pleading for extension of county Temporary Use Permit program implemented during pandemic

City and County commissions agree to participate in ‘global settlement’ over opioid crisis

Tax rate of 0.25 mills necessary for ‘bare bones’ local government operations if Siesta Key becomes incorporated, fiscal analysis finds

Speed humps, a raised crosswalk and a mini roundabout among recommendations for traffic calming in neighborhood next to Siesta Promenade site

Outdoor recreation to be allowed within two areas of University Town Center, per County Commission vote

Red tide bloom producing respiratory irritation at county beaches and killing fish

About 40,000 gallons of sewage spills in two incidents related to air release valves

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OTHER NEWS (free):

‘No Swim’ advisory issued for North Lido Beach

More than $1 million has been disbursed through Sarasota County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Sarasota Memorial named among America’s ‘Best Employers for Women’

Director of education at High Museum of Art in Atlanta hired as new executive director of Sarasota Art Museum

Sarasota Memorial earns multiple spots on U.S. News’ ‘Best Hospitals’ list

Gulf Coast Community Foundation accreditation renewed for three years