Feb 9, 2024



Sarasota City Commission caps legal expenses for Battie at $15,000, with litigation expected over allegations of racism toward him and downtown business owner

Commissioner Smith fails in new attempt to revive in-person Neighborhood Workshops on land-use applications

Coe files to challenge Mast in Republican Primary for District 1 County Commission race

With Arroyo in minority again, Sarasota city commissioners approve expansion of vacation rental program to mainland

New county trolley service between SRQ airport and downtown Sarasota expected to be launched this week

Another improvement and an expansion of The Legacy Trail win County Commission support

Bailey formally named director of Sarasota County Public Utilities Department

28-year-old Sarasota man charged with 2nd-degree murder in connection with shooting at home in Newtown area of Sarasota

County Commission votes unanimously to accept Special Magistrate’s determination that board’s denial of 2023 Special Exception for Gilligan’s Bar was justified

Commissioners Smith and Neunder finally win board support for ‘Idle Speed/No Wake’ signage in Blind Pass Lagoon on Siesta Key

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Vote-by-mail ballots for March 19 Presidential Preference Primary in the mail to domestic voters

Feb. 12 public meeting planned on design details of new county library on Longboat Key

City of Sarasota’s mature tree incentivization program relaunched as Neighborhood Canopy Program

Say ‘I Do’ Again ceremony planned on Valentine’s Day on Siesta and Nokomis beaches

Siesta Key Condominium Council meeting on Feb. 13 to focus on Florida legislation regarding condominiums

Conservation Foundation receives two-year funding commitment from the REI Cooperative Action Fund

Inaugural Virginia B. Toulmin Leadership Scholarship awarded in honor of Selby Gardens CEO Rominiecki