4 Mar 2022




County resident files complaints with Florida Elections Commission over PAC’s alleged failure to meet filing deadline for financial details related to March 8 Single-Member Districts and School Board referenda

No significant changes in wave energy affecting Siesta Key found in aftermath of Lido Beach Renourishment Project, Army Corps of Engineers says

Chair of PAC that sent out mailers seeking to overturn Single-Member Districts voting system denies that developer Pat Neal paid for them

Final flat segment of Legacy Trail North Extension opens two years and nine months ahead of original schedule

Late March the time frame for upgrading of county’s Bee Ridge Wastewater Treatment Facility to Advanced Wastewater Treatment status to begin

Two suspects arrested in connection with Feb. 21 shooting at L’Estancia apartments on Coronado Drive

‘Truck-haul’ project planned to restore Turtle Beach shoreline damaged in 2016 by Hurricane Hermine

County commissioners decline developers’ request for simultaneous advertising of land-use hearings before Planning Commission and before them

Free Bay Runner trolley service launched this week between downtown Sarasota and Lido Key Beach

Although COVID-19 positivity rate down to 7.71% as of March 3, CDC continues to classify Sarasota County as area of ‘High’ transmission (free)

About 1,200 gallons of sewage spills from Bent Tree Master Lift Station east of I-75

Siesta Seen

OPINION (free):


Cartoon of the Week

Editorial: Vote NO on County Commission’s repeal of Single-Member Districts

OTHER NEWS (free):

Polling place changes announced for voters for March 8 Special Election

Sarasota Police detectives investigating Feb. 25 shooting in 3200 block of North Washington Boulevard

With spring break season having arrived, Sheriff’s Office increasing its presence at beaches and at popular county entertainment establishments

Sheriff’s Office begins 2022 agency-wide recruitment campaign, ‘Careers Start Here’

Butterfly garden project at Children First one of numerous undertakings in Florida Power & Light’s Power to Care Week