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October 13, 2011

2011 a banner year for two sea turtle species; Landfill closure, beach park work contracts OK'd

Tiger Bay panel debates value of term limits

Tiger Bay panel debates value of term limits

October 13, 2011

One panelist said that the threat of a popular county commissioner being forced out of office would not be enough incentive for citizens to extend term limits.

Commission delays hearing on new metals ordinance

Commission delays hearing on new metals ordinance

October 13, 2011

Expressing concerns about sufficient exemptions, the Sarasota County Commission Tuesday asked county staff to push back a public hearing until December.

Island Beat: Boat offshore raises lots of questions

Island Beat: Boat offshore raises lots of questions

October 13, 2011

About the same time that property owners on North Beach Road began engaging in a dispute over their rights early this month, other Key residents started spreading the word about a sailboat anchored approximately 200 yards off the beach near Access 7.

Sarasota BMX goes preschool

Sarasota BMX goes preschool

October 13, 2011

What seems to be chaos barreling down a BMX track is in reality carefully calculated moves, as two little racers jockey for position in a fierce fight for first place.

How the METI deal was done

How the METI deal was done

October 13, 2011

The top executive for a $60 million Sarasota medical technology business took on a complicated mission: Find a buyer for the firm without sacrificing price. It was an exacting operation.

Gulf Gate students join national reading initiative

Gulf Gate students join national reading initiative

October 13, 2011

The approximately 750 students at Gulf Gate Elementary School joined forces with students all across the country Oct. 6 to "Read for the Record," which emphasizes the importance of reading to young children in families of all income levels.

FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT: Gov. Rick Scott

FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT: Gov. Rick Scott

October 12, 2011

Think you know Florida Gov. Rick Scott? Here are some things you may not have known about him.

FULL STORY: Gov. Scott says jobs will solve Florida's problems

FULL STORY: Gov. Scott says jobs will solve Florida's problems

October 12, 2011

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's visit to the Observer Group prompted discussion on economic growth, the importance of jobs and Scott's intention to reduce state taxes.

Scott: Jobs will solve state's problems

Scott: Jobs will solve state's problems

October 10, 2011

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s visit to the Observer Group prompted discussion on economic growth, the importance of jobs and Scott’s intention to reduce state taxes.



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