Government

DeSantis Awards $10 Million to Sarasota for Climate Change Mitigation

The funding will be used to make improvements at downtown Sarasota's Bay Park.

01/21/2022 By Staff

park politics

City Commission Rejects Proposal to Sell Section of Downtown Pocket Park

A New York City-based development firm had proposed turning part of Paul N. Thorpe Jr. Park into a two-story food court and bar.

01/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Government

Sarasota County Launches '2021 Year in Review'

The report is the county's annual summary of its projects, programs and accomplishments.

01/12/2022 By Staff

Unity Awards

Nancy Parrish Is Reforming the Military Justice System

Parrish's Protect Our Defenders is the preeminent organization dedicated to ending the epidemic of sexual violence, victim retaliation and racism in the military.

01/04/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Fast Track

Tervis President, CEO Appointed to USF Board of Trustees

Rogan Donelly received his MBA from the University of South Florida.

12/22/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints Sarasota Optician to the Board of Opticianry

Schloss, of Osprey, is the owner of Sunglass Express Optical of Sarasota.

12/21/2021 By Staff

Event

Sarasota Tiger Bay Panel Will Discuss the Growing Privatization of Local and State Public Beaches

Some people have been arrested for walking on Sarasota beaches they’ve used for years. Why is this happening—and is it legal?

12/17/2021 By Staff

Government

Sarasota County Commission Names Chair, Vice-Chair

Alan Maio, District 4, was selected as chairman for 2022; Ron Cutsinger, District 5, as vice-chair.

12/10/2021 By Staff

From the Editor

Elected Officials Are Putting Sarasota's Character and Natural Assets at Risk

More than ever, we need enlightened leaders who had the strength and vision to maintain a balance between unchecked growth and stagnation.

12/01/2021 By Susan Burns

My Opinion

Sarasota Just Lost Some More of Its Public Beaches

Isaac Eger tells us about the new ordinance that further privatizes the Sarasota shoreline.

10/26/2021 By Isaac Eger

Politics

Sarasota City Commission Adjusts Meeting Times

Meetings will now begin at 9 a.m. on the first and third Monday of each month.

10/12/2021 By Staff

Elections

Voter Registration Deadline Nearing for Nov. 2 Elections

Voters must be registered by Oct. 4 to participate in the City of Venice and Town of Longboat Key elections.

09/27/2021

From the Editor

Can Nature Sue Florida?

If this sounds far-fetched, remember that corporations have been given rights and legal personhood.

09/27/2021 By Susan Burns

Appointments

Gov. Ron DeSantis Names Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo Florida Surgeon General

Ladapo, a UF professor, has publicly questioned the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines and supported the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid.

09/21/2021 By Staff

Piney Point

What’s Going to Happen with Piney Point’s Toxic Wastewater?

Manatee County has approved injecting it deep into the aquifer. The public can weigh in on Oct. 6.

09/20/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

9/11

Will We Ever Know the True Story Behind Sarasota’s Connection to 9/11?

How three journalists began to uncover Sarasota’s integral role in the events of that day—and how Sarasota might be the key to the true story of 9/11.

09/10/2021 By Isaac Eger

Secrets and Lies

Does a Classified Sarasota Investigation Hold Shocking Truths About 9/11?

Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham believes it does.

09/09/2021 By Lucy Morgan

Breaking News

Florida Judge Strikes Down DeSantis' Ban on Mask Mandates in Schools

More Florida children are hospitalized with Covid-19 right now than at any other point in the pandemic.

08/27/2021 By Megan McDonald

Politics

City of Sarasota Charter Review Committee Invites Public Feedback

The city charter outlines the basic organization, functions, powers and procedures of the city government.

08/26/2021 By Staff

Politics

Gov. Ron DeSantis Named Sarasota GOP's 'Statesman of the Year'

Previous Sarasota "Statesmen of the Year" honorees include Donald Trump, Lindsay Graham, and Dick and Liz Cheney.

08/05/2021 By Staff