The 16th annual Thunder By the Bay festival packs the city of Sarasota with thousands of motorcycles.
Sylvester and Maria Zugrav admitted to using bribes to secure Air Force contracts.
Following residentsâ€™ complaints that the city was underestimating the impact of a development along U.S. 41, the city attorney said the projectâ€™s traffic study will be revisited.
The Siesta Key Association ratcheted up the Big Pass dredging debate Thursday by making an official statement in opposition to the project.
Downtown road closures will be ongoing throughout the weekend during the 16th annual Thunder by the Bay motorcycle festival.
A Florida Department of Transportation study found that a roundabout at the Beach Road-Midnight Pass Road intersection could help improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow.
The Sarasota Observer profiles some of the year's most pressing issues.