From the Editor

From the Editor: Hear Them Roar

Susan Burns on youth and the gun debate.

03/19/2018 By Susan Burns


Panel Discussion Will Cover School Safety, Guns in Schools

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club lunchtime panel will feature Sheriff Tom Knight, state Sen. Greg Steube, Curt Lavarello and Scott Lempe.

03/15/2018 By Staff


Proposed Comprehensive Plan Changes to Be Discussed Monday

The president of Control Growth Now will discuss proposed changes to the county's comprehensive plan at the next meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations.

03/06/2018 By Staff


Business Group Holds Low Country Boil on April 27

The meet 'n' greet includes the opportunity to meet and speak with local elected officials.

03/02/2018 By Staff

Second Chances

Should Former Felons Have the Right to Vote?

More than 6 million Americans are barred from voting because of a felony conviction—including more than 1.6 million in Florida.

02/28/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker


School Tax Referendum to Be Discussed March 8

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon panel will discuss the upcoming Sarasota County school tax referendum vote.

02/27/2018 By Staff


Gulf Coast Community Foundation Speaker Discusses Civility in Divisive Times

Professor and author Noah Feldman's most important message? “It’s going to be all right.”

02/23/2018 By Susan Burns


State Lawmaker to Speak at Next Republican Club Dinner

State Rep. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, will speak about "the past, present and future of the GOP" during the Sarasota Republican Club's next dinner.

02/23/2018 By Staff

Health care

Former Texas State Senator to Speak at Planned Parenthood Dinner

Wendy Davis will serve as the special guest at a Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida event.

02/21/2018 By Staff


Texas Congressman to Headline Democratic Party Fundraiser

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, will deliver the keynote speech at the Sarasota County Democratic Party's 2018 Kennedy-King Dinner.

02/19/2018 By Staff


Panel Discussion Covers Future of Cuba and the Caribbean

The event includes a former U.S. diplomat, the director for the Americas Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, two congressional representatives and more.

02/14/2018 By staff


Democrat Wins State House Special Election

Margaret Good defeated Republican James Buchanan in Tuesday's state House special election, winning 52.2 percent of the votes.

02/13/2018 By Staff


Sarasota Politician Named to Amtrak Board

President Donald Trump on Friday appointed state Rep. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, to the Board of Directors of Amtrak.

02/02/2018 By Staff


Former Colin Powell Aide to Speak in Sarasota

Retired U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson will speak at the annual dinner of Florida Veterans for Common Sense.

02/01/2018 By Staff


Early Voting in State House Special Election Starts Saturday

Early in-person voting in the state House special election involving Democrat Margaret Good, Republican James Buchanan and Libertarian Alison Foxall begins Saturday, Feb. 3.

01/29/2018 By Staff


Panel to Debate Constitution Revision Commission

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel will include developer Carlos Beruff, tax collector Barbara Ford-Coates and professor Mary Adkins.

01/26/2018 By Staff


Trump Approves New Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

The move is intended to help domestic solar manufacturing companies, but The Solar Energy Industries Association criticized the tariff.

01/24/2018 By Staff


Proposal to Restore Voting Rights to Felons Wins Spot on Ballot

The Clearwater organization that led the effort collected more than 1.1 million petitions.

01/23/2018 By Staff

New hires

Sarasota County Officially Names New Administrator

The Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to name Jonathan Lewis the new county administrator.

01/16/2018 By staff


Department of Environmental Protection Secretary to Speak in Sarasota

Noah Valenstein is delivering a talk at an Argus Foundation luncheon that runs 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

01/15/2018 By staff