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


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


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


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


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.


From the Editor

Can Nature Sue Florida?

Giving nature a voice in Florida might be a powerful way to save it.

09/27/2021 By Susan Burns


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


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


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


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

Previous honorees include Donald Trump, Lindsay Graham, and Dick and Liz Cheney.

08/05/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

City Approves Increased Residential Density for New Bath & Racquet Development

The Sarasota City Commission voted 4-1 in favor of a change that will allow the eventual property owner to add up to 70 more residential units to the project.

07/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto


DeSantis Appoints Sarasota Attorney to Judicial Nominating Commission

Ashley Hodson of Shutts & Bowen LLP has been appointed to the nominating commission for the 12th circuit.

07/08/2021 By Staff


Trump to Hold Rally in Sarasota Next Week

The event will take place on Saturday, July 3, at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.

06/24/2021 By Staff


Sarasota Launches New Online System to Make it Easier to Comment on City Issues

The new program, eComment, allows people to indicate whether they support or oppose items on the commission's agenda and leave comments.

06/24/2021 By Staff