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Contract ruling rejected

Contract ruling rejected

September 15, 2011

The Sarasota Police Department union is upset that the city won’t give its officers the same option it afforded the local Teamsters union last month: the option to keep their pensions.

Districts demand increased levels of service

Districts demand increased levels of service

September 15, 2011

Both the Downtown Improvement District and St. Armands Circle Business Improvement District have plans to spend more for cleaning and landscaping services than the city can provide.

Wayfinding system issues begin to arise

Wayfinding system issues begin to arise

September 15, 2011

A Delray Beach-based mobile media company proposing a free downtown Wi-Fi system may have some competition from other companies.

News Briefs

News Briefs

September 15, 2011

Parking garage art debate continues

School board approves millage rates, budget

School board approves millage rates, budget

September 15, 2011

With no members of the public present to offer comments, the Sarasota County School Board took about five minutes Tuesday evening to approve the fiscal year 2011 millage rates and final budget.

Residents describe the county administrator they want

Residents describe the county administrator they want

September 15, 2011

A strong sense of ethics and the ability to work well with people are among the desired traits for the person who will take Jim Ley’s former job as Sarasota County administrator.

County more pessimistic than state on property values

County more pessimistic than state on property values

September 15, 2011

Sarasota County staff projects taxable property values will drop 4% in fiscal year 2013, while the state is projecting a 2.7% increase. Moody’s is even more pessimistic than the county.

Neighbors: Miniature Artwork

Neighbors: Miniature Artwork

September 15, 2011

Helen Pelta takes out hundreds of buttons in plastic bags and on button trays and starts laying them out on a table in the Gulf Gate Library.

Quidditch sweeps through campuses

Quidditch sweeps through campuses

September 15, 2011

You don’t have to be Harry Potter to play the magical wizarding game of Quidditch. Although you may not able to zoom through the air on a broomstick, the earthbound version — Muggle Quidditch — still has its perks.

City fires employee over billing snafu

City fires employee over billing snafu

September 14, 2011

An audit of the Newtown Summer Youth Program has prompted a criminal investigation and will lead to increased oversight from city staff.



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