+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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Going for the gold
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