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Barwin out after eight years; Brown takes helm in Sarasota

Barwin out after eight years; Brown takes helm in Sarasota

The election of two new city commissioners brought the end of Tom Barwin’s eight-year reign as Manager for the City of Sarasota.

January 18, 2021 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Barwin to offer City terms and cost of his departure

Barwin to offer City terms and cost of his departure

If Barwin retires on Dec. 7, he would earn up to 20 weeks in benefits and he proposes more than $82,000 in compensation. Commission has grown critical.

December 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Shivering sea turtles enter rehab at Mote

Shivering sea turtles enter rehab at Mote

Mote is caring for six juvenile, cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles.

December 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Details emerge in sailing fatality

Details emerge in sailing fatality

The instructor was ejected from the boat as his vessel surged forward unmanned and struck several of the 8-foot sailboats that were being used by the youth sailors.

December 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Unconditional Surrender to move closer to O’Leary’s Tiki Bar

Unconditional Surrender to move closer to O’Leary’s Tiki Bar

Advocates said controversy hallmark of artistic experience.

December 7, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tropical Storm Eta brings more water than wind to our shores

Tropical Storm Eta brings more water than wind to our shores

“We were hit really hard with flooding.”

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

Deadline extended to fight fish farm permit

Deadline extended to fight fish farm permit

The reason for the extension is the email address where public comments about the permit were supposed to be received was not working.

November 24, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City backs Bay Park’s waterfront funding plan

City backs Bay Park’s waterfront funding plan

The money generated by the assumed escalation of all property values within the TIF District is what ultimately will compose the public financing portion of The Bay.

November 24, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

U.S. News & World Report says that Sarasota is best Place to Retire

U.S. News & World Report says that Sarasota is best Place to Retire

Sarasota has been honored by U.S. News & World Report research as the No. 1 best place to retire in the entire country and the 16th best place to live. Congrats to all who have made such a wise decision to be here, and the contributions you make toward an ever-improving, adapting, great community. U.S. […]

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

Public art precipitates controversy

Public art precipitates controversy

Unconditional Surrender has a theme-park quality to it, straddling the line between amusement park attraction and midbrow art. But this is Florida, where theme parks are welcome.

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