May 3, 2024



East County residents protest plans for 100-home John Cannon development near Old Miakka community

On unanimous vote, County Commission denies rezoning application for 55-unit residential community near UTC

Moran well ahead of incumbent Ford-Coates in campaign contributions for tax collector’s race, latest reports show

Sheriff’s Office issues about 7.5% fewer citations in 2023 than in 2022, annual report shows

After hearing update on Bay Park in downtown Sarasota, County Commission authorizes county’s next payment to project’s trust fund

First sea turtle nest of season located on Venice Beach (free)

Four vehicle burglaries reported in late April on north Siesta Key under investigation by Sheriff’s Office

County acquires 5 acres on East Venice Avenue, thanks to funding from Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program

April 29 shooting on Gillespie Avenue in Sarasota under investigation by Police Department

OPINION (free):


Cartoon of the Week

Guest Column: Conservation permanence matters in Florida

OTHER NEWS (free):

SMH-Sarasota continues straight A safety streak

Conservation Foundation’s Summer Photo Contest invites members of the community to celebrate natural Florida in all its variety

City of Sarasota and Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee to host Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27

North Port Library to be closed May 6-11 for upgrades and enhancements, county staff reports

Library Foundation for Sarasota County receives $15,000 grant from Harry Shapiro Charitable Foundation

Friends of Phillippi Estate Park donates $65,000 to county’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department