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Welcome to the Barwin & Buchanan Bayfront Circus starring Unconditional Surrender

Welcome to the Barwin & Buchanan Bayfront Circus starring Unconditional Surrender

We do not need Unconditional Surrender on our Bayfront. We have a much better display in our community — the ever increasingly bizarre performance art of watching Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin in action.

September 19, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Barwin, Buchanan befuddle Unconditional Surrender relocation conversation

Barwin, Buchanan befuddle Unconditional Surrender relocation conversation

Buchanan announced that Barwin told him in a meeting the statue would remain at its present location due
to popular demand. This has since been walked back.

September 19, 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 »

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 »

Opening with caution

Opening with caution

As Florida reopens to business, Longboat Key, the City of Sarasota and the counties are all arriving at strategies on what to open and when.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Barwin’s world is paved with good intentions amid Coronavirus

Barwin’s world is paved with good intentions amid Coronavirus

Barwin is creating the exact opposite of helping social distancing. He is creating a defacto Covid funneling effect by encouraging City residents to recreate in other people’s back yard.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, 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 cooperates with City in Lido Beach building plan

County cooperates with City in Lido Beach building plan

Amid dissent, the Sarasota County Commission votes 4-1 to allow beach building equipment to be staged at Ted Sperling Park on South Lido Key. The decision saves taxpayers $1 million.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota County, City battle over Lido Beach building plan

Sarasota County, City battle over Lido Beach building plan

Before it allows staging of equipment at its park, Sarasota County wants additional recourse if Lido Beach building erodes shoreline. Both City Attorney
and Manager argue the permit to dredge is replete with protections, remedies and monitoring and County refusal would cost taxpayers $1 million.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »