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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 »

Sarasota Orchestra eyes Payne Park for new home

Sarasota Orchestra eyes Payne Park for new home

The proposed new concert hall calls for the demolition of the existing Tennis Center and its reconstruction in another part of Payne Park.

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

Lido Pavilion plan takes a final dive in City Hall

Lido Pavilion plan takes a final dive in City Hall

“For months I asked for documents regarding this lease agreement and nothing came forward. Then suddenly we had an executed agreement. It was very Machiavellian and done in secrecy. We need to get out of this and be done with it.”

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s engineer says Sarasota roundabout not best plan for traffic

Longboat’s engineer says Sarasota roundabout not best plan for traffic

Engineer recommends to study the existing intersection with the triple left turn lane for one year.

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City Bayfront Plan needs far more review

City Bayfront Plan needs far more review

Sarasota City commissioners are giving away control of an unparalleled asset, 53 acres — one of America’s prized waterfront parcels, for parking meter change.

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

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 »