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Engineers revise lift station design, height
After the design for the Lift Station 87 building received some negative feedback for its height, the proposed structure has been lowered — to the displeasure of some residents.
Manatee County School District set to pay on public records violation
After failing to comply with public records request by Michael Barfield, the Manatee County School District is slated to pay Barfield $21,000 at the School Board's meeting at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 23.
County Commission to vote on final budget
After a second public hearing tonight, the Sarasota County Commission will vote on the 2015 fiscal year budget and millage rate.
Commission to adopt budget, millage rate tonight
The Longboat Key Town Commission is expected to raise the millage rate to 2.1763 mills.
24 Food Fight
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
24 "Smart, Sassy, Strong & Classy!" Women's Gala & Speed Networking Event
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
24 Sunsets at Selby
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
25 Mindful Practice