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Commission balks at proposed Snyder appointment
A proposal to appoint Shannon Snyder to fill the commission seat from which he is resigning drew ire at tonight’s City Commission meeting.
Blown transformer leads to power outages Sunday at the Centre Shops
Businesses were effected into Sunday afternoon.
East County braces for growing enrollment
New numbers show the Manatee County School District welcomes 1,200 more students compared to a year ago.
City Commission applicants step forward
The pool of candidates for two Sarasota City Commission will crystalize over the next ten days, and could include multiple familiar faces around City Hall.
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