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Wearing a mask remains a choice in Sarasota region

Wearing a mask remains a choice in Sarasota region

The City will be offering up to 50,000 free masks to residents and visitors throughout the city over the next week.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Protesters take to Sarasota roadways following George Floyd’s death

Protesters take to Sarasota roadways following George Floyd’s death

Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin said he was struck by the fact that the activists were mostly young, and he said they were generally in their teens to early 20s.

June 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Businesses, residents grow angry as City keeps Lido Beach closed

Businesses, residents grow angry as City keeps Lido Beach closed

Lido Beach remains closed driving thousands of potential beachgoers to overwhelm neighboring beach communities over the past two weeks. St. Armands Circle stores want help.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota under fire for keeping Lido Beach closed

Sarasota under fire for keeping Lido Beach closed

Numerous business owners plead with the City Commission to open the beach stating that beach traffic is fundamental to surviving financially. The City is lagging behind in its opening of the beach as well as public recreation amenities such as the tennis courts at Arlington and Gillespie Parks.

May 12, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Contract awarded to renourish Lido Beach

Contract awarded to renourish Lido Beach

A $12.7 million contract to dredge sand from Big Pass and spread it along Lido Key Beach was awarded to Cottrell Contracting Corporation.

April 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Beach building bids to soon be opened

Lido Beach building bids to soon be opened

The estimated cost is just shy of $20 million.

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City says more park, less golf

City says more park, less golf

Sarasota Commission votes to cut Bobby Jones to 27 holes and create 136-acre park.

February 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota opposes Mote Marine fish farm plan

Sarasota opposes Mote Marine fish farm plan

City Commission cites red tide as major reason to object to net pen of 20,000 fish.

February 10, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission tosses cold water on Bath & Racquet Club plan

Commission tosses cold water on Bath & Racquet Club plan

Residents and neighbors opposed what was slated to be 3 to 5-story buildings on the perimeter of the property.

February 10, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Selby scales back plan to appease residents, City Hall

Selby scales back plan to appease residents, City Hall

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is back in City Hall and in the community with a scaled-back redevelopment plan.

January 19, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »