8 Jul 2022




School Board denies County Commission request for sublease of Florida House to Manatee-Sarasota Business Industry Association

Bayfront Park playground and splash pad among City of Sarasota projects to be constructed thanks to American Rescue Plan Act funds

Sarasota city attorney directed to draft new ordinances banning cigarette smoking on Lido Beach and in city parks, thanks to new state law

Holderness lawsuit over ownership of Beach Access 3 on Siesta Key proceeding to trial in Sarasota on July 11

Sarasota County COVID-19 positivity rate passes the 25% mark, averaged over seven days through July 3, CDC says in latest report

Residential fire on the night of July 4 may have been started by fireworks, Sheriff’s Office reports

A Sarasota city commissioner using city letterhead without board endorsement must use a disclaimer to that effect, commissioners agree

Southwest Florida Water Management District permit modification for Sarasota County water facility will enable county to generate enough water to make up for loss of Manatee County supply

Break in sewer pipeline results in spill of about 2,500 gallons of sewage on Camino Real in Sarasota, with most of effluent ending up in Sarasota Bay

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Vote-by-mail (absentee) ballots available for Aug. 23 Primary Election

Sarasota Memorial Hospital named one of nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and 40 Best Teaching Hospitals

Temple Beth Israel on Longboat Key to host nonpartisan elections information program on July 13

New pediatric waiting room unveiled by Sarasota Memorial staff in its Sarasota Emergency Room

Green elected new chair of Gulf Coast Community Foundation Board of Directors