Fast Track

Richard Corcoran Named New College President

Plus, Rex Jensen was selected as the recipient of Zonda's Legand Award, Nancy Kipnis joins Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as VP of strategic communications and marketing and more.

10/09/2023 By Staff


The Curse of the Piney Point Phosphate Plant

The state has finished the deep well injection site and the pumping of wastewater into the aquifer has begun. Will this finally rid us of Piney Point disasters? Or will its legacy haunt us forever?

04/07/2023 By Isaac Eger


New College Joins Other Florida Universities in Banning TikTok on Campus

The move was announced on the same day that California Gov. Gavin Newsom visited with some of the school's staff and students.

04/05/2023 By Isaac Eger


New College Board of Trustees Gives New President Lucrative Contract

Corcoran will make $699,000 per year as New College's president—$394,000 more than previous president Patricia Okker, who was terminated last month.

02/13/2023 By Staff

Just in Time for Halloween

Our Favorite Stephen King TV and Movie Adaptations

More than 100 shows and films have been made from the Sarasota resident's books and stories. Here are 10 of our favorites.

10/18/2022 By Kay Kipling and Cooper Levey-Baker


Local Lawmakers Vote Against Impeaching President Trump

Reps. Vern Buchanan and Greg Steube both opposed the effort to remove Trump from office for inciting violence last week.

01/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker


After Mob Storms Capitol, Local Officials Split on Challenging Results of the Presidential Election

Rep. Greg Steube voted against certifying the results of the 2020 election, while Rep. Vern Buchanan voted to accept them.

01/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Essential Intelligence

Fueled by an Anti-Vaccine Movement, The Measles Virus is Resurging

Only 90 percent of children of kindergarten age in Sarasota County have been vaccinated, the lowest rate of any county in the state and significantly below the goal of 95 percent needed to ensure that the disease remains dormant.

04/29/2019 By David Hackett