12 Mar 2021




Operator of vessel that repeatedly struck 10-year-old Sarasota Youth Sailing student cited for careless operation of vessel on the water

Hearing to be scheduled on change to Sarasota County Code that would prevent as few as 20 registered voters from proposing publicly initiated Comprehensive Plan amendments

County Commission approves advertisement for affordable housing project proposals for 114-acre county parcel at 2501 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Sandy Cove community on north Siesta Key experiencing significant erosion, just as Army Corps of Engineers’ model predicted if dredging of Big Pass took place

Damage to air release valve results in about 48,000 gallons of raw sewage being spilled into Phillippi Creek and one of its tributaries

Approximately 70,000 county residents age 65 and up remain to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Health Officer tells the County Commission (free)

Please help the snowy plovers as they once again try to nest on Siesta Key, county’s Shorebird Stewardship and Monitoring coordinator asks the public (free)

Siesta Key Coalition working to hire consultants and raising funds to pay for them in fight against proposed high-rise hotels that would increase density on the island

Atkins North America wins county contract for design of roundabout at Beach Road/Midnight Pass Road intersection on Siesta Key

About 1,800 gallons of sewage spilled into stormwater pond after electrical problem at Sarasota County’s Fruitville Master Lift Station

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For persons under 65, county COVID-19 vaccination registration link will go live on afternoon of March 15

Daylight Saving Time’s start on March 14 a good mark for changing smoke alarm and weather radio batteries, county Emergency Services leaders say

Big Truck Day planned on March 28 at Nathan Benderson Park

Sarasota Memorial ranked among world’s best hospitals by ‘Newsweek’ magazine

Ring Sarasota plans March 21 program at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key

City of Sarasota to offer how-to sessions for vendors