Five of the subjects arrested in a North Sarasota January operation were arrested again for similar drug-related crimes during the second operation last month.
Commissioners plan to hire an attorney and a micro-tunneling expert, each at a cost of $400 per hour, to look into legal ramifications involved with the stalled project.
Sarasota city commissioners have already directed staff to finalize a $1.4 million purchase contract. for 11.1 acres. But another developer wants the land for a mixed-use development and is willing to pay $3 million.
For the second consecutive year, a newspaper published by The Observer Media Group has been named Florida's top weekly newspaper in the highest circulation division in the Florida Press Association's Better Weekly Newspaper Contest.
The city of Sarasota's budget deficit for fiscal year 2012-13 has been reduced from $5.9 million to $3.3 million, in part, because of an unexpected increase in property values.
Thirty hunters will descend into Deer Creek Prairie Preserve two times over the next year to root out invasive feral hogs.
The two candidates for Sarasota Supervisor of Elections traded barbs about transparency at the Tiger Bay-hosted luncheon.