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Work could start before 2015 on new library

Work could start before 2015 on new library

September 22, 2011

The Sarasota County Commission has agreed to the replacement of the Gulf Gate Library on its current Curtiss Avenue site and has asked staff to look at ways the project can be started sooner than the fiscal year 2015 timetable for which it has been slated.

Condo residents unaware of fire code regulations

Condo residents unaware of fire code regulations

September 22, 2011

In most high-rise condominium buildings, when a fire alarm on one floor goes off, alarms also sound on just the two floors above it and the floor below it, according to the county’s chief Fire Prevention Division inspector.

School board gets news of $14 million hole in next budget year

School board gets news of $14 million hole in next budget year

September 22, 2011

After approving its fiscal year 2012 budget, the Sarasota County School Board Tuesday examined early projections for revenues and expenses in 2013, including a projected shortfall of $14.5 million.

Chair defends board’s actions

Chair defends board’s actions

September 22, 2011

County Commissioner Nora Patterson told a Tiger Bay Club audience that although the commission could have paid more attention to signs of trouble with procurement before a scandal erupted, the board was constrained by the county charter.

More high school students seeking free, reduced-price meals

More high school students seeking free, reduced-price meals

September 22, 2011

After the Sarasota County School District Food and Nutrition Services Department made it possible this school year for families to apply online for their children to receive free and reduced-price meals, more high school students have been approved for the aid.

News Briefs

News Briefs

September 22, 2011

Public meeting to be held on new scrap metal law; Henry promoted to Health Department administrator; Planning Board approves Siesta Drive store permit; County business taxes due by Sept. 30

Photo of the Day: Where am I?

Photo of the Day: Where am I?

September 22, 2011

Where can you find this statue on Siesta Key? Be the first to answer this trivia question and we'll give you a shout out on Facebook.

Island Beat: Gulf & Bay Club members mourning loss of swans

Island Beat: Gulf & Bay Club members mourning loss of swans

September 21, 2011

During the summer, Nancy Deckard, a regular attendee at Siesta Key Association meetings, said she would send me a photo of the current pair of swans at the Gulf & Bay Club on the Key.

UPDATE: Hospital board keeps same millage rate

UPDATE: Hospital board keeps same millage rate

September 21, 2011

The nine-member Sarasota Memorial Hospital Board of Directors Sept. 19 approved an ad valorem millage rate of 1.0863 for fiscal year 2012, which is unchanged from the previous fiscal year.

Water main break causes concern for drinking water

Water main break causes concern for drinking water

September 20, 2011

Precautionary boil water advisories have been issued for residents on Coronado and Crooked Creek drives.



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