6 May 2022




On split vote, Sarasota city commissioners eliminate option of palm trees as potential replacements citywide for canopy trees that are removed

Potential county investment of $20 million in Nathan Benderson Park boathouse and indoor sports complex to be topic on May 10 commission agenda

Ramirez files as Republican candidate for District 2 County Commission seat

Concerns arise about amount of ‘gumbo’ algae found in upper Sarasota Bay

County staff authorized again to analyze road network in eastern part of county to assess deficiencies

Commissioner Alpert seeks formal discussion of use of city letterhead by board members without support of their colleagues

Sarasota County leaders celebrate official opening of South County Courthouse in Venice

County’s COVID-19 positivity rate up to 12.67% on May 5, marking 11% increase week-over-week (free)

With Higel Avenue/Ocean Boulevard drainage project already underway, county staff plans to install speed cushions north of Siesta Village on May 11

More Sarasota County parks designated as dog-friendly as of May 1

Property Appraiser Furst wins County Commission approval for another round of homestead exemption investigations, starting in June

OPINION (free):

Cartoon of the Week

Guest Column: Before 2022 hurricane season arrives on June 1, residents urged to be prepared

OTHER NEWS (free):

Sarasota Ballet wraps up season with inspired mix of performances, putting the dancers’ verve and expertise in spotlight

Blackburn Point Road swing bridge closed to marine traffic as of May 4

Recreational burn ban in county lifted on May 3

Fountain in Paul Thorpe Jr. Park to be turned off for refurbishment starting May 9

Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Solar United Neighbors celebrating ‘monumental win for solar energy and consumer rights’

2022 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute Class announced