The consultant that was hired to help with Sarasota County’s redistricting effort will be presenting the County Commission with a series of maps this week showing alternative boundary lines for commission districts. The commission voted... Read More.
Some major changes in next year’s budget for the city of Venice include changes involved with the city taking over EMS services, in addition to the financing of the construction of a new fire... Read More.
If you need to get books from the Port Charlotte Public Library, do that by September 16th. The library will be closed from September 16th-30th, for a lighting retrofit of the building. You can... Read More.
September 20th is the date of the dedication ceremony for the E. Jay Carlson Community Development Building, at 18400 Murdock Circle in Port Charlotte. Carlson died last year. He was a third-generation builder. The... Read More.
Two Sarasota County residents were arrested on drug charges. 40 year old Gilbert Langford and 57 year old Tamara Poole were taken to the Sarasota County Jail. Detectives started their investigation in August, after... Read More.
The SunCoast Blood Bank is in need of blood and platelet donations in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The blood bank is part of an affiliation that helps out other blood banks in need, and... Read More.
Two people have been arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office on meth trafficking charges. 40-year-old Gilbert Langford and 57-year-old Tamara Poole each face charges after police found more than 450 grams of meth.... Read More.
Hurricane Dorian eroded long stretches of beaches when it pounded Florida’s eastern seashore, exposing clusters of sea turtle eggs. But experts say beachgoers who come across the eggs should not be too concerned because... Read More.
Sarasota city planners this week approved the final design for an affordable housing project in downtown Sarasota. The Herald Tribune says about 40 percent of the units at the 130-unit building, known as Lofts... Read More.
The Sarasota City Commission this week voted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Commission voted unanimously to change what happens if you’re caught with less than 20 grams of cannabis.... Read More.