24 Jun 2022




Sheriff’s Office adding 19 new positions in budget for 2023 fiscal year, including four new deputies to handle residential growth in eastern part of county

Frances Carlton Condominium in downtown Sarasota first in city to undergo detailed inspection that new state law requires for older complexes

Governor signs bill giving local governments control over cigarette smoking at public beaches and in parks

Siesta Chamber asks, ‘Does Siesta Village need public restrooms?’

With Christian Ziegler choosing not to seek re-election to County Commission, three Democrats and two Republicans will vie to replace him

So far, no signs that red tide will be major problem this year, executive director of Sarasota Bay Estuary Program reports to local government leaders

COVID-19 hospital admissions climbing in Sarasota County, as reflected in Sarasota Memorial and CDC reports over past week

Bay Runner trolley and e-scooter/bike rental program win City of Sarasota award from International Parking & Mobility Institute

County permit count for this fiscal year continues to climb, with total through May at 28,925

Pipelines and other structures installed in ditches along Siesta Key’s Ocean Boulevard as company handling drainage project makes progress

About 1,000 gallons of raw sewage spills just east of Honore Avenue, near Urfer Family Park

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Supervisor of Elections Turner putting out call for more poll workers

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix activities set for July 1-3, marking 37th year

Sarasota Memorial earns national accreditation for rectal cancer accreditation

Paws for Purpose charitable event planned on July 2 at Sarasota Farmers Market

Donation to help Ukrainian hospitality students at USF Sarasota-Manatee campus