17 Jun 2022




EPA issues final permit for Ocean Era’s ‘fish farm’ off Sarasota County coast, but Army Corps of Engineers has no timeline for decision on issuing permit that company also needs

Historic Preservation Board denies permit for demolition of Mira Mar Plaza on Palm Avenue in Sarasota

Holderness seeking $4.8 million from Sarasota County for property located seaward of North Beach Road to settle two lawsuits he filed against county

Brody continues to lead in fundraising among Democratic District 2 County Commission candidates, while Neunder well ahead of Hawkins in Republican race for District 4 seat

Sarasota fugitive charged in 2016 child pornography cases arrested in Mexico

County’s COVID-19 positivity rate ticks down to 21.7% for seven-day average through June 12, CDC says

With a new passenger record expected this year, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport planning multiple projects to provide better service to customers

Lobeck announces campaign for one of two at-large City Commission seats

Parties in second Siesta Key hotel lawsuit still awaiting ruling on county’s motion asking court to dismiss case

Three Sarasota men arrested on multiple drug charges after second execution of search warrant at home in about six weeks

Detert fails in effort to try to ensure candidates for public office identify themselves as such during public comments to County Commission

Flexibility in handling County Commission agenda items made a formal part of ‘Rules of Procedure’

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City of Sarasota administrative offices and parks and recreation facilities to be closed Monday, June 20, for Juneteenth observance

SRQ Airport’s passenger total up 57% for first five months of this year, compared to count for same period of 2021

2018-19 undercover ‘Operation Ice Mama’ concludes with final defendant pleading guilty

Former senior project manager at Carnegie Hall joins Van Wezel Foundation as director of development

Rebekah Jones to speak at meeting of Venice Area Democratic Club on June 18

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast welcomes new nature interpreter

Anspar Foundation provides $25,000 grant to Library Foundation for Sarasota County