10 Jun 2022




In spite of public protests, County Commission authorizes July 12 public hearing on proposed county Charter amendments involving citizen-initiated referenda

Law professor who won landmark Comprehensive Plan lawsuit in Florida joins legal team of Siesta resident battling hotel planned on edge of Siesta Village

Democrat Daniel Kuether of Sarasota enters County Commission District 4 race

‘Bed tax’ sets another record in April, as revenue continues to climb year-over-year

On split vote, County Commission keeps Local Business Tax in place

With COVID-19 patient count ‘creeping up’ at Sarasota Memorial Hospital campuses, infectious diseases expert urges public to take precautions against illness

NOAA seeking comments on potential ‘Aquaculture Opportunity Areas’ in Gulf of Mexico, including one offshore of Sarasota County

Homeless man connected by DNA to death of Sarasota women early this year dies at county jail

In new appeals court filings, FDOT and Benderson Development attorneys maintain Siesta resident would not be affected more than anyone else by stoplight installed at Avenue B and C on Stickney Point Road

Preliminary property values report shows big jumps across the board

County’s Tree Advisory Council again recommends licensing program for tree trimmers, to reduce fatalities and promote health of trees

Van Wezel Foundation gets $900,000 in state funding to help with architectural services for new Sarasota Performing Arts Center

OPINION (free):


Cartoon of the Week

Guest Column: Funds remain available for Sarasota County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program

OTHER NEWS (free):

Photo essay: Fences and some questions

June 13 workshop on City of Sarasota’s ‘housing challenges’ to be conducted at City Hall

Lido Pool to be closed on Tuesdays as of June 14 because of lifeguard shortage

June 22 workshop designed to foster nonprofit board chairs’ skills

JFCS of Suncoast receives $50,000 grant from Here4YOUth Initiative of Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation

Gulf Coast Community Foundation announces team expansion and growth