Elimination of the Deferred Retirement Option Plan and other changes are part of a town proposal to freeze pension plans, according to a new Q&A.
IPOC President Bob White said that the mediation process was completed but didn't rule out the possibility of future discussions.
Editor's note: As the Aug. 14 primary election nears, the Longboat Observer will be publishing short profiles and Q&A segments from each of the candidates who will represent Manatee and Sarasota counties.
It may come as a shock that the job of Longboat Key town commissioner, which comes with a salary of $0 per year, meetings that can stretch four or five hours and an island full of vocal constituents, doesn't always attract a lot of interest.
St. Armands merchants say that increased parking enforcement is taking a toll on their customers.
Sarasota police say that officer
Donzia Franklinâ€™s knowledge of the area helped her nab the suspect.
Mosquito-related calls are up following Tropical Storm Debby, but Debby isn't the only one to blame for the boom in bloodsuckers.