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Barwin blames Downtown coyotes on Longboat Resort

Barwin blames Downtown coyotes on Longboat Resort

As coyotes spread to Downtown Sarasota, City Manager Tom Barwin said, “sightings may have been coyotes displaced from the long-vacant Colony complex when it was recently razed.”

November 28, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pavilion plan vote set for Jan. 14

Lido Pavilion plan vote set for Jan. 14

The vote will decide whether the plan, which includes remodeling the pavilion into a 200-seat restaurant along with a tiki bar and rented cabanas, is compatible with the neighborhood.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Elections matter and justice issues should count

Elections matter and justice issues should count

It is a sad fact that our justice system is accessible primarily by those with enough money to endure the process.

October 26, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land; transfer of 12 acres public property in proposal

Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land; transfer of 12 acres public property in proposal

The approval is to assist Mote in establishing a new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) on about 12 acres in the Nathan Benderson Park, within a rapidly growing nexus for Sarasota and Manatee counties and the broader Southwest Florida region.

October 26, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony fire ruled “Suspicious,” investigation closed

Colony fire ruled “Suspicious,” investigation closed

A fire on the top floor of the mid-rise building at the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort on Saturday, Sept. 22, will not be further investigated and has been ruled “suspicious” by the Longboat Police Department. Police Chief Pete Cumming said he believes either it was intentionally set or workers cutting wires in the […]

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Bayfront redevelopment wins support

Bayfront redevelopment wins support

After more than five years in the making, the master plan to develop 53 acres of City-owned land along the Bayfront has been approved by the Sarasota City Commission.

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Last week, the Sarasota City Commission unanimously voted to allow Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin to execute a contract for almost $4 million in sand slated for the highly eroded Lido Beach. Two bids have been submitted, one for $3.943 million by Coastal Dredging LLC, and the other by Weeks Marine for $4.825 million. City […]

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City Planning Board votes against Lido Pavilion Plan

City Planning Board votes against Lido Pavilion Plan

“This is a perfect storm of incompatibility. Lido Pavilion is being robbed.”

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat to fight FDOT data for Downtown roundabout

Longboat to fight FDOT data for Downtown roundabout

‘We ought to evaluate with a full season of traffic, before proceeding.’

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat may hire consultant over feared Sarasota roundabout

Longboat may hire consultant over feared Sarasota roundabout

The prospect of any road design that could impede exiting the island is troubling.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »