24 Sep 2021




Citizens group criticizes County Commission for inclusion of Single-Member Districts question on 2021 Citizen Opinion Survey

New park hours take effect on Oct. 1, with county’s beaches and beach accesses to close at 10 p.m.

COVID-19 positivity rate down to 11.6% in county as of Sept. 23, CDC says, and Sarasota Memorial reporting steady decline in number of infected patients (free)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sarasota City Commission meeting schedule for first and third Mondays to take effect beginning Oct. 18

Sarasota City Commissioners Ahearn-Koch and Alpert object to Brody’s call for approval of proposed time allotments for Sept. 20 agenda items

Sheriff’s Office substation leader on Siesta Key offers advice to Siesta Key Association members about law enforcement documentation of  ‘hotel house’ problems

With state and federal grant funds, City of Sarasota plans dune construction project on northern portion of Lido Key to provide protection from flooding

Miss Susie’s food truck latest step in reviving job-training program in Newtown that faltered after death of restaurateur Stephen Seidensticker

Proposals for four hotels on Siesta Key cited as ‘tipping point’ for launch of island incorporation effort

46-year-old Sarasota man charged with multiple drug counts after detectives conduct search of home following report of sexual battery at the location

About 140,000 gallons of ‘highly treated reclaimed water’ spilled on 10th Street in Sarasota, near Van Wezel

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County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program has disbursed $3 million of $13 million provided by U.S. Department of Treasury

Sarasota County business tax due by Sept. 30

Recycle-A-Bicycle Program launched by Friends of Osprey Junction Trailhead and The Bicycle Factory

15th Annual Master Gardener Volunteers Plant Sale and EdFest set for Oct. 9

Four members of Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office honored by International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators during conference