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Lido Beach nearly built despite fight from Siesta

Lido Beach nearly built despite fight from Siesta

Soon, two groins will be built to help hold the new sand. The fight over the project has cost millions in legal fees.

October 26, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido beach building should finish in November

Lido beach building should finish in November

The dredging of Sarasota’s Big Pass to renourish Lido Key Beach is about two-thirds complete and should finish in November. The dredging contractor is adding about 7,000 cubic yards of sand each day to the shoreline at a rate of about 50 feet of buttressed beach per day. So far, about 500,000 cubic yards of […]

October 26, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tragic car accident, clear-cutting and a new beach bring light and dark to our holidays in Sarasota and Longboat Key

Tragic car accident, clear-cutting and a new beach bring light and dark to our holidays in Sarasota and Longboat Key

The City Manager made some critical errors this past year, but he did do one thing right. He would do well in baseball — hitting the ball successfully one out of three times ain’t all bad!

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

County agrees to help Lido Beach project

County agrees to help Lido Beach project

The City of Sarasota and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asked Sarasota County if it can use Ted Sperling Park on South Lido Key as a staging area for when it dredges Big Pass in the coming months. Four of five county commissioners agreed so long as protection is put in place for any damage […]

December 18, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City seeks help from County in Lido Beach renourishment

City seeks help from County in Lido Beach renourishment

The City contends it will save hundreds of thousands of dollars by using Ted Sperling Park as a staging area and says the decision has to be approved in short order.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »