+Another $7 million hidden from Manatee County school budget
Interim Manatee County Schools Superintendent David Gayler found another $7 million of unbudgeted items in the district’s budget.
+County hires CSDC Systems, pays settlement for copyright infringement
Sarasota County commissioners approved a $200,000 legal settlement, and a $2.6 million contract with a tech firm for an IT upgrade.
+SCAT considers Siesta 'Trolleys'
Sarasota County commissioners will discuss spending $7.4 million for public transportation weeks after an audit exposed fiscal management issues in the department.
+Town issues Colony requirements
Town Manager Dave Bullock has put the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort Association on notice: The town expects further upgrades to the rundown property to make the outward appearance acceptable by Longboat Key standards.
+Teen entrepreneur draws national attention
Two years ago, 15-year-old Sam Vrinios started a custom game controller business in his garage. Now, he is on television.
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Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
Ranch women make visit to McCurdy’s
Members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club enjoyed an fun-filled evening at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre Sept. 24.
Girl Scout earns Silver Award
Cypress Potter recently earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award for Girl Scout cadets in grades sixth through eighth, from the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida.