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Interim Sarasota County Administrator Tom Harmer discusses leadership and experience.
Longboat Key Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 4 years ago

Daily Headlines: Oct. 31, 2013

by: Alex Mahadevan News Innovation Editor

+ City struggles with Sunshine Law

City Manager Tom Barwin has been criticized for Sarasota’s recent history of potential Sunshine Law violations, but he promises a new mindset from the city in the future.

Succession plan

Thomas Harmer, Sarasota County’s new interim county administrator, talks about overcoming crises and adapting to unexpected circumstances as he steps in to lead.

Police union ratifies new contract

The 11 members of the Longboat Key Police Union have ratified a three-year contract offer that commissioners can now approve at their 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, regular meeting.

 Business Observer: Local tech firm reels in Alaskan client

Voalte’s newest customer is a hospital in the northernmost city in the country.

 PHOTO GALLERY: Little Ranchers Trunk or Treat

Children in Lakewood Ranch Baptist's Little Ranchers program enjoyed a trunk-or-treating event Oct. 30.

 PHOTO GALLERY: Sprouts Trunk or Treat

Sprouts Child Development Center at Harvest United Methodist Church hosted a Trunk or Treat event for students Oct. 30.

 St. Armands offers 'Thriller' night

Fright Night: Halloween on St. Armands Circle begins at 6 p.m. tonight. 

 Samowitz receives salute at 99th birthday party

Grand Bay resident Marty Samowitz celebrated his 99th birthday with family members and friends Monday, Oct. 28. 

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