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Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall

Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall

“A constitutional ordinance has to have some boundaries and discretion in how it’s applied. It cannot allow you all to have a roving set of beliefs imposed on a project.”

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Columbia Restaurant Group buys its St. Armands historic location

Columbia Restaurant Group buys its St. Armands historic location

“My parents’ favorite restaurant, besides the Columbia, was Herb Field’s The Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key.”

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission to soul seach cultural center future with walk of the site

Commission to soul seach cultural center future with walk of the site

Will the Town find another partner, rekindle its relationship with Ringling, or go it alone with a community center project?

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commissioner Brody, residents question Orchestra plan to build in Payne Park

Commissioner Brody, residents question Orchestra plan to build in Payne Park

“Mr. Barwin, the choice between losing a significant portion of Payne Park or the Sarasota Orchestra is not a choice at all.”

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall

Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall

City Attorney says park deed may not preclude symphony hall as allowable use.

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat debates re-hatching Town Center with Ringling

Longboat debates re-hatching Town Center with Ringling

“No matter how you cut it, the dialogue from this dais intervened and caused Ringling to leave.”

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota homeless population drops 50%

Sarasota homeless population drops 50%

Homeless individuals in the City of Sarasota have been reduced by 52.1 percent since 2016.

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota named #2 Best Small City to Start a Small Business

Sarasota named #2 Best Small City to Start a Small Business

The City of Sarasota has been swirling with accolades recently in the National Press. Last month, it was named the 18th best place to live in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Just this past week, Sarasota was recognized as the #2 Best Small City to Start a Small Business by Verizon. Verizon […]

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Ambitious raccoon rescued from channel marker by Mote, police

Ambitious raccoon rescued from channel marker by Mote, police

Following a struggle, the raccoon fell off its perch on the marker and attempted to flee the scene.

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

Sarasota to eye decriminalizing marijuana

Sarasota to eye decriminalizing marijuana

Commissioner Brody says too many resources are spent making arrests. His plan is to allow police to write civil citations as an option.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »