Construction

Grand Opening for Bee Ridge Fire Station Held Monday

Sarasota County yesterday celebrated the grand opening of Fire Station No. 12, located at 3110 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.

06/27/2016 Research by staff

Events

Groups Meet Sept. 15 to Determine Legislative Priorities

The purpose of the Legislative Summit is to bring together a broad range of community members to discuss and establish priorities for the Florida Legislature's 2017 session.

06/24/2016 Research by staff

Data

Housing Department Releases Interactive Infographic on New Home Stats

The page includes data on square footage, air-conditioning and heating systems, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and much more.

06/23/2016 Research by staff

Data

Treasury Department Report Examines Cybersecurity, Hedge Funds and More

The Financial Stability Oversight Council report covers significant financial market and regulatory developments, potential emerging threats to the financial stability of the United States and the activities of the council.

06/22/2016 Research by staff

Politics

GOP State Senate Forum Scheduled for July 9

Republican candidates Doug Holder, Nora Patterson, Ray Pilon and Greg Steube have agreed to attend.

06/09/2016 Research by staff

Construction

New Building Rules Go Into Effect July 1

A handful of changes to Florida's building code will go into effect Friday, July 1, according to a blog post published by Florida Realtors.

06/08/2016 Research by staff

Politics

County Commission Candidates' Forum Is Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will hold a forum for candidates campaigning for the Sarasota County Commission on Monday, June 13.

06/07/2016 Research by staff

Mean Streets

Sarasota's Homeless Problem Makes National News...Again

A new Washington Post piece highlights Sarasota as a lightning rod for the fierce battle over homelessness.

06/03/2016 By Megan McDonald

Environment

Seasonal Fertilizer Regulations Return

Sarasota County's regulations barring the use of fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus return Wednesday, June 1.

05/31/2016 Research by staff

Tallahassee

State Senate Debate Scheduled for May 9

Candidates Frank Anthony Cirillo, Doug Holder, Rick Levine, Nora Patterson, Ray Pilon and Greg Steube have all been invited to attend.

05/03/2016 Research by staff

Congress

Rep. Buchanan Supports Measure Intended to Widen Access to Flood Insurance

The legislation passed the U.S. House with unanimous, bipartisan support; it now goes to the Senate for consideration.

04/29/2016 Research by staff

Food

County Workshops Outline Potential Changes to Food Truck Rules

The changes are scheduled to be discussed by the Sarasota County Planning Commission on Thursday, May 5.

04/27/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Green Building Council Leads Tour of LEED Platinum Community

The U.S. Green Building Council's Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will present a tour of the 55-plus community of Mirabella on Saturday, May 7.

04/26/2016 Research by staff

History

Harriet Tubman to Be Featured on $20 Bill

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has selected abolitionist Harriet Tubman to replace former President Andrew Jackson in new designs for the $20 bill.

04/20/2016 Research by staff

Honors

Children's World Uniform Supply to Be Honored as Healthy Worksite

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County will publicly recognize Children's World Uniform Supply as a healthy worksite.

04/06/2016 Research by staff

Politics

State House Candidate Forum Scheduled for April 11

Candidates Sara Kathleen Blackwell, Ed James III, Alexandra Cynthia Miller, James Golden, Joe Gruters and Steve Vernon have been invited to attend.

04/06/2016 Research by staff

941CEO Daily

Florida presidential primary concludes Tuesday

In-person voting will be available all day Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in both Sarasota and Manatee counties.

03/14/2016 Research by staff

Civil Discourse

Complete Transcript: Julio Gonzalez and Ken Shelin Discuss Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights

Gonzalez's "Religious Freedom Bill" would allow Floridians to refuse to provide services to customers if they object on religious or moral grounds.

03/04/2016 By Pam Daniel

Civil Discourse

Should Businesses Be Required to Provide Services to Same-Sex Couples?

A conversation about gay weddings and religious freedom between State Rep. Julio Gonzalez and Ken Shelin.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Stamp of Approval

Ringling Grad Creates Coastal Bird Stamps for U.S. Postal Service

Ringling graphic design alum Tyler Lang was tapped to create a series of postcard stamps for USPS.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton