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FDOT says Gulfstream roundabout beats the alternative

FDOT says Gulfstream roundabout beats the alternative

Longboat Key has long fought the coming roundabout fearing it could impede traffic from the barrier islands that rely on an
efficient exit in everyday activity, but especially in emergencies.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

A beach is born on South Lido

A beach is born on South Lido

The sand placement portion of the Lido Beach renourishment project is about a third of the way complete.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Barwin attempts to assuage frustrated commissioners

Barwin attempts to assuage frustrated commissioners

“I think we should be aware of these issues when they arise. We are the people’s representatives.”

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Alpert, Turner heading for City election showdown

Alpert, Turner heading for City election showdown

Turner received slightly more votes than Alpert, earning 30.14 percent of the votes cast. Alpert came in second with 29.13 percent,

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota employee files racial discrimination claim

Sarasota employee files racial discrimination claim

Simmons in her complaint says Director Strickland made racist comments and racially insensitive remarks.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota City Election 2020

Sarasota City Election 2020

Candidates do not all agree on roundabouts, speedbumps, Mote, Players and Orchestra’s next home. That’s for starts…

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota City Election 2020: Candidates talk traffic, vacation rentals, development, Barwin’s fate, Unconditional Surrender & more…

Sarasota City Election 2020: Candidates talk traffic, vacation rentals, development, Barwin’s fate, Unconditional Surrender & more…

Longboat Key News and Sarasota City News asked each candidate a series of questions and this week we present Round 1.

August 5, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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 »