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Sarasota mayor convinces majority of City Commission to keep Big Pass dredging ‘insurance policy’

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By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Sarasota Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie convinced the majority of her colleagues in mid-January to keep $2.5 million set aside as an “insurance policy” in the event the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass were Read More

Sheriff’s Office and county staff dealing with complaints about actions at 10 Beach Road parcel near Access 2 on Siesta Key

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By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    During the January Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting, Sgt. Jason Mruczek, who heads the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office substation on Siesta Key, appeared to think he was going to have a brief time at Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to take 1.7 million cubic yards of sand from Big Pass, instead of 1.2 million, expert witness testifies

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Since the Lido Key Renourishment Project formally was unveiled to the public in September 2013, representatives of the City of Sarasota and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) routinely have referenced a range Read More