19 Mar 2021




Rezoning of three ‘Quads’ next to Celery Fields to be focus of March 22 virtual public information meeting

FDOT tells administrative law judge south Siesta resident should have opportunity to prove ‘standing’ in case challenging installation of stoplight at Avenue B and C

Preliminary work underway for construction of roundabout at U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue in downtown Sarasota

Special Magistrate sides with the county after dispute resolution hearing on County Commission’s denial of variance for 6-unit complex at 636 Beach Road

Court of Appeal rules city should pay only $1.4 million instead of close to $50 million to company that originally had contract to build Palm Avenue parking garage, plus adjacent hotel and condominiums

As of March 18, about 24,000 people in state’s first priority group who registered in Sarasota County have not received COVID-19 vaccinations (free)

Because of pandemic, City of Sarasota looking at estimated $247,112 shortfall in preliminary 2022 fiscal year budget

Sarasota vice mayor opposes resolution that seeks to stop latest legislative attempts to take away local government powers to regulate vacation rentals

‘Bed tax’ revenue down about 17% for January, compared to collections in January 2020

Casey Key property owner wins unanimous County Commission approval for steps to save his house until he can get a more permanent measure in place

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Photo essay: A beautiful flower

Young sailors learning not just how to handle boats but how to have lots of safe fun on the water

Lido Pavilion concession stand reopens to the public as Lido Island Grill

JFCS of Suncoast providing 1,800 meals week of March 29 to those suffering negative financial impacts as result of COVID-19 pandemic

Upgrades to FDOT’s Florida 511 Advanced Traveler Information System announced

SRQ Airport passenger traffic for February up 26% over January count

‘Crossing guards’ back on duty on St. Armands Circle during peak tourist season

County earns sustainability honors for Sheriff’s Office Support Facility in Nokomis