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The path forward in the Lido Pool plan

The path forward in the Lido Pool plan

The path forward in the Lido debacle is rife with wrong turns. We need to pay the Daiquiri Deck duo to exit the stage, accept the gift from Mark Walsh and then keep it simple, really simple.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Applicant seeks to end Lido pool plan

Applicant seeks to end Lido pool plan

Mark Walsh offers to donate $175,000 to the City if the City maintains control of the park and simply renovates the existing facility to standards the community can embrace.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Opposition mounts as Lido Pool/Pavilion plan vote looms Monday in Sarasota City Hall

Opposition mounts as Lido Pool/Pavilion plan vote looms Monday in Sarasota City Hall

The opposition to the Lido Beach Pool & Pavilion plan continues to mount with more than 5,000 signing a petition opposed to the City allowing the public beach site be transformed into a bar and restaurant.

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next

Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next

The Lido Beach Public Pool and Pavilion was the focus of community consternation throughout 2018. The City of Sarasota, which operates the publicly-owned facility that sits on an expanse of beach in the center of Lido Key, approved a contract to allow the owners of the Daiquiri Deck to add a waterfront restaurant, tiki bar, […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Coyotes prowl Longboat, Sarasota

Coyotes prowl Longboat, Sarasota

Longboat’s and Sarasota’s newest residents, coyotes, continue wandering neighborhoods.

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Get ready to pay for privilege to park on St. Armands Circle

Get ready to pay for privilege to park on St. Armands Circle

The meters are an integral part of the City Commission’s funding plan to pay for the parking garage, which is costing $12 million. Downtown meters are next.

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tourism taxes decline for third straight month in Sarasota

Tourism taxes decline for third straight month in Sarasota

The numbers are the empirical indication of the direct fiscal toll red tide has had on the tourism industry and area economy in general.

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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 »