28 Jan 2022



Top 17 recommendations of Mental Health Care Assessment Task Force win County Commission approval this week

Siesta Key hotel setback issue that proved controversial last year to be addressed in county staff-proposed amendment to zoning regulations

About 62% of federal rental assistance funding disbursed to eligible county residents thus far (free)

COVID-19 death count rising at Sarasota Memorial Hospital facilities in Sarasota and Venice (free)

On Feb. 8, County Commission scheduled to settle on county projects to which funding from renewal of penny sales tax program could be awarded

June 12, 2023 start set for second trial involving legal challenges to high-rise hotels approved for Siesta Key

$927,740 contract awarded to Sarasota firm for construction of new restroom building at Nora Patterson Bay Island Park on Siesta Drive

Sarasota man charged with Grand Theft Auto and replacing the serial number on sports car

After automobile hits sanitary sewer system automatic release valve on Bayview Drive in Osprey, about 1,350 gallons of sewage flows onto nearby parking lot

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Feb. 7 the voter registration deadline for March 8 referendums on school district millage and Single-Member Districts repeal

Unique collaboration focused on reducing recidivism in Sarasota County

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens executes $31-million bond sale for master plan

31 firearms, seven BB guns and crossbow collected during ‘Done with a Gun’ event on Jan. 22

Vote-by-mail ballots for March 8 referendums in the mail to domestic voters

On Jan. 29, free COVID-19 vaccines to be available at North Sarasota Public Library in Newtown