End of an Era

Albritton Fruit Farms Will Likely Be Sold to Sarasota County Later This Year

The county expects to purchase the 341-acre, sixth-generation family farm for $19 million. Sarah Albritton says she and her husband hope to restart their beloved you-pick operation elsewhere.

06/04/2024 By Kim Doleatto


Longtime Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson Has Died

Patterson was 79 years old. She spent more than 20 years in public service in Sarasota.

02/08/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Walk This Way

The Legacy Trail Is Getting a New Pedestrian Overpass at Tuttle Avenue

Sarasota County commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with the project. It's one of several overpasses poised to make the trail safer.

01/31/2024 By Kim Doleatto

resident roar

Siesta Key Resident Takes Legal Action Against Sarasota County

Lourdes Ramirez is challenging the county's decision to vote in favor of a hotel project that lifts the cap on density limitations outlined in the comprehensive plan.

12/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta Key Hotels

Another Siesta Key Hotel Project Moves Forward

The seven-story, 120-room hotel on Old Stickney Point Road from 1-800-ASK-GARY founder Gary Kompothecras will also include a separate five-story parking garage.

11/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Happy at Home

Sarasota County's 2021 Citizen Opinion Survey Results Are In

Population growth was a top stressor—but an overwhelming majority of residents praised Sarasota living.

09/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto