5 Mar 2021




Office of the County Attorney to research potential tweaks to county zoning and land-use regulations to try to resolve growing problems related to illegal, short-term vacation rentals

On 4-1 vote, Sarasota city commissioners approve new engagement with Sarasota Orchestra on relocation, including potential for Payne Park venue

Downtown Improvement District request for change in board membership qualifications fails to win majority support from City Commission

After scheduling hearing on Siesta resident’s attempt to prevent Avenue B and C traffic signal project on Stickney Point Road, administrative law judge reverses course

In approving economic incentives for trailer manufacturing firm, county commissioners also voice desire to foster trade career training programs

Educational efforts continue more than a year after county’s Fats, Oils and Grease program went into effect

Lido Beach Pavilion restrooms renovation project wins City Commission approval

Siesta’s Fire Station 13 budget grows, thanks to Gulf & Bay Club donation for wall separating the properties and contribution from Siesta Key Fire Rescue Advisory Council for gym equipment

Groin construction underway on Lido Key Beach

About 4,000 gallons of raw sewage spills after malfunction at county facility located near Phillippi Creek

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Photo essay: Jewels of the Gulf Coast

Sheriff’s Office presence increased at beaches and other popular locations as spring break season gets underway

Sarasota Police Department warning the public to be aware of telephone scammers

Gentrup named Suncoast Waterkeeper’s new executive director as of March 1

Three individuals sought as detectives try to determine how State Street parking garage equipment sustained $18,000 in damage

Sarasota County earns Green Supply Chain Award for the fourth time