3 Sep 2021




No increase in 2022 fiscal year millage rate after all, County Commission decides during budget workshop

County’s Solid Waste Department staff planning for new solicitation for bids before Waste Management garbage and recycling agreement ends on Sept. 30, 2024

Traffic signal re-timing among county steps planned to try to improve traffic flow on Siesta Key

With sheriff underscoring continuing facilities needs, County Commission chair wins board consensus for staff to start planning projects on piecemeal basis

19 COVID deaths reported at Sarasota Memorial from Aug. 27 through Sept. 2 (free)

Siesta Village parking space construction and safety improvements to two island curves likely to get underway this month

Sarasota County wins almost $3.5 million in state grant funds for use in red tide cleanup efforts

With no figure available yet, county commissioners unanimously approve salary adjustment that will be in upcoming Office of Economic and Demographic Research report

52-year-old Sarasota resident charged with impersonating law enforcement officer

34 arts and cultural organizations win a total of about $1.7 million in county grants

Benderson Park getting more than 300 new trees to complement approximately 100 planted in 2020

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Photo essay: Throughout the county, ‘magic carpets’ take a visitor to welcome shady respites

Starting Sept. 13, public invited to offer suggestions about projects that could be funded by another extension of county’s penny sales tax, or ‘surtax’

City and County of Sarasota administrative offices to be closed Sept. 6 for Labor Day observance

Volunteers invited to sign up for International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 18

Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit adds German Shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix named Kye