4 Jun 2021




EPA’s Region 4 staff stands by permit for Ocean Era ‘fish farm’ planned off Sarasota County coast

June 1 preliminary data show increases once again in property tax values for local governments

Another 132 vehicle trips expected during afternoon peak drive time if 170-room hotel constructed on Calle Miramar on Siesta Key

June 9 Neighborhood Workshop planned on 100-room boutique hotel proposed for former Wells Fargo bank site on Siesta Key

City of Sarasota residents eligible for 25% discount on flood insurance policies as of Oct. 1, 2022

Two Sarasota legislators and County Commissioner Ziegler indicate open mind about latest Siesta Key incorporation initiative, leader of Save Siesta Key says

At staff’s recommendation, County Commission agrees to seawall instead of rock revetment to protect mid-island section of Casey Key shoreline

AECOM Technical Services awarded another $104,000 for paving of North Port Legacy Trail connector

29-year-old suffering with mental health issues killed while allegedly trying to break into neighbor’s home

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County Health Department closing Sarasota Square Mall COVID-19 vaccination clinic after June 24

June 1 marks start of annual fertilizer restrictions in Sarasota County in effort to improve water quality

Public comments sought on Sarasota County’s Floodplain Management Plan

Children First wins $60,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation and $50,000 grant from Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

13 charged with more than 50 felony counts related to selling or trafficking fentanyl and other narcotics, Sheriff’s Office reports

Two more $1-million gifts presented to Selby Gardens