Feb 16, 2024



Companion bills in Florida Legislature call for FDEP to make decisions on requests for shoreline construction in coastal counties

Assistant county zoning administrator raises ‘stepback’ issue in formal comments on new plans for high-rise hotel on Siesta Key’s Calle Miramar

Former Commissioner Patterson remembered for her dedication to public service

Franklin formally files suit against Commissioner Battie over racism allegations linked to hoax Facebook post

Public meetings scheduled for county residents to learn about new FEMA flood insurance rate maps

Moran, Rainford rebuff Smith’s call for support of bills in Legislature that would allow individuals to build homes higher above floodplains than state code requires

‘Bed tax’ revenue continues to lag behind 2023 fiscal year figure for first three months of FY 2024

Benderson Park hosting ‘three prestigious Olympic events’ this year

County crew recovers most of 4,200 gallons of raw sewage spilled at Bee Ridge-Lorraine Road intersection after contractor breaks pipeline

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Voter registration deadline for the March 19 Presidential Preference Primary quickly approaching

Sarasota County and Baltimore Orioles launch 14th consecutive Big League Reader program

Myakka Road between Hancock Road and Clay Gully Road closed because of unsafe conditions

Sarasota county and city government offices to be closed on Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents Day

Applications available for 2024 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute, to be held in Sarasota

Feb. 17 to mark return of Family Saturdays at Selby Gardens in downtown Sarasota

Culverhouse donates $500,000 to Church of Redeemer in Sarasota

Williams Parker moves headquarters to Plaza Five Points