5 Feb 2021




Even though Planning staff says proposal does not meet all applicable county criteria, County Commission votes 4-1 to approve a 46-home development between Rim Road and Palmer Boulevard

County COVID-19 vaccination registration accounts closing in on 120,000 mark, with as many as 50% representing two people (free)

Environmental organizations maintain that EPA has failed to consider all the potential negative consequences of ‘fish farm’ proposed off Sarasota County coast

Report from Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County underscores effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on unemployment

Solitary applicants for three county advisory board openings spark commission decision to re-advertise for more volunteers

Director of developed shorelines program criticizes quality of sand removed from Big Pass to renourish Lido Key Beach

Lege the latest administrator planning to leave City of Sarasota employment

After Sarasota vice mayor fails to persuade Commissioner Battie to side with him and mayor, majority of commissioners approve rules change to provide for attendance at meetings virtually or by phone

Formal County Commission approval of budget amendment puts Siesta Village parking space project and Midnight Pass Road/Beach Road roundabout on track to construction

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Rieser appointed Sarasota chief of police

Beach Pass encourages exploration of Sarasota County beaches and offers chance to earn exclusive prizes

FWC urging Florida residents to protect pets and backyard animals from becoming prey to coyotes

After discovery of need for more extensive rehabilitation, ‘Tony’ Saprito Fishing Pier project to take longer than city leaders originally anticipated