Mar 1, 2024



New application for construction of controversial Obsidian condo tower in downtown Sarasota proposes 15-foot height reduction

March 7 public hearing set for proposed redevelopment of Sarasota Square Mall property

After members of public protest potential for damage to Myakka River shoreline, County Commission agrees to continue hearing on Diocese of Venice petition for two retaining walls

Proposed sale of Florida House to nonprofit associated with building industry organization to be on March 5 County Commission agenda

Bank robbery suspect dies after shooting involving Sarasota Police officer

March 7-8 overnight construction detour announced for I-75 between Bee Ridge and Clark roads

SRQ airport opens 2024 with new passenger record

‘Bed tax’ revenue generated by Airbnb hosts in county adds up to more than $22 million since May 2017, chief deputy tax collector reports

About 80,000 gallons of partially treated sewage overflows onto grounds of Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility after mechanical problem

Siesta maintains No. 2 spot on TripAdvisor list of best U.S. beaches

Fire at Summer House restaurant on Siesta extinguished without damage to business

Shooting reported in 1700 block of 36th Street in Sarasota

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Safe Children Coalition collecting gift baskets for foster families in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties

Library Foundation for Sarasota County raises $414,000 to support county libraries

Sarasota Memorial named among ‘World’s Best Hospitals’ in latest ‘Newsweek’ report

Sarasota County Fire Department to offer monthly car seat safety inspections

64 acres along Manatee River permanently conserved

Sarasota County celebrating 100th anniversary of Spring Training in the community