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County accused of bid rigging

April 15, 2010

A lawsuit claims Sarasota County allowed a company to write language in a county contract bid that would be favorable to that company, which eventually won the bid.

Minorities air police concerns

Minorities air police concerns

April 15, 2010

Prompted by the Police Advisory Panel, two minority communities talked about their relationship with the police department. Some said they had as much to do with the relationship as the officers.

City aides downtown businesses

City aides downtown businesses

April 15, 2010

Downtown business owners applaud the city for the steps it's taking to protect them during several simultaneous construction projects, scheduled now through December.

Abbott defends himself to police advisory panel

April 15, 2010

Police Chief Peter Abbott took the chance to address the Police Advisory Panel this week about some panel members' criticism of his job performance and police-department leadership skills.

Man on the Street: Hoop dreams

Man on the Street: Hoop dreams

April 14, 2010

The Observer asked some hula hoopers demonstrating at the premiere of The Hooping Life, a film in the Sarasota Film Festival, for their tips on hooping like a pro.

The Observer launches Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest

The Observer launches Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest

April 14, 2010

The Observer is looking for mothers and daughters to submit their favorite lookalike photo online for our Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest.

Two-Man Golf Tour to be played at top courses

Two-Man Golf Tour to be played at top courses

April 14, 2010

The new concept is open to all golfers. A PGA tour player will present trophies after the final round.

Health Matters - Longboat Key and Sarasota

Health Matters - Longboat Key and Sarasota

April 14, 2010

Enjoy The Observer's monthly magazine insert bringing you local, health-related news you can use for people of all ages.

Police panel reviews minority forums

Police panel reviews minority forums

April 13, 2010

The Police Advisory Panel held one workshop in the black community and one in the Hispanic community to see whether police officers treat minorities differently.



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