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Commission runs wild over Bayfront Park discussion

Commission runs wild over Bayfront Park discussion

When new Rec. Center disappears from plan, Town leaders turn confrontational. Dog park also at issue.

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town tackles future zoning codes

Town tackles future zoning codes

‘Do our rules and comprehensive plan serve the town well, or have we outgrown some of them?’

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Burying GMD power lines heading to voters in March

Burying GMD power lines heading to voters in March

‘This is a bang for their buck. The only thing that approaches this in importance to the residents is the beach.’

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote plan gets nixed by Sarasota

Mote plan gets nixed by Sarasota

In a 3-2 vote last week, the Sarasota City Commission decided not to move forward with a plan to build a new Mote Marine Laboratory along the Bayfront adjacent to the Van Wezel and Sarasota Orchestra. Mote CEO Dr. Michael Crosby wants to expand its research facilities and build a 70,000 to 90,000 square foot [...]

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Former Longboat Town Commissioner Bob Dawson passes

Former Longboat Town Commissioner Bob Dawson passes

Former Longboat Key Commissioner Bob Dawson passed on Saturday, October 18, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital with his wife, Wendy, at his side.

October 19, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote is on the move

Mote is on the move

Mote wants to move forward with its plan to build a science center and aquarium in Downtown Sarasota. Will the City bless the idea Monday night? Is Mote moving too fast or are they the catalyst that could drive Sarasota’s bayfront redevelopment?

October 19, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Cost to bury power lines along GMD less than $19 million

Cost to bury power lines along GMD less than $19 million

It will be up to voters to decide if they bond with the idea. Commission considers plan Monday.

October 19, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Village parking request prompts strong reaction in Town Hall

Village parking request prompts strong reaction in Town Hall

‘It is very frustrating Michael, when every time we start to vote on something, you want to change it. It is your village, and whatever you want I tend to support, but please try to get people together on this or get another spokesman,”

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Burying power lines costs to emerge

Burying power lines costs to emerge

“I am very concerned about the haste with which this is moving, Getting reasoned public input when we have not even had the opportunity to react bothers me. I have been a voice against this since the beginning, but I am not trying to throw a wrench in this.”

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat EMS earns high marks

Longboat EMS earns high marks

“Paramedics did exactly what was needed and correctly reported to the ER what I had encountered.”

October 12, 2014 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »