Sarasota Strongest Health Market in Florida

SARASOTA- A nationwide report from the nonprofit research group “Commonwealth Fund” is out and Sarasota is on the list. In 2012, the city ranked 98 and in the new report out this week for 2014, the city ranks 71 overall. Sarasota ranked 219 out of 306 in access, 64 in prevention and treatment, 26 in avoidable hospital use and 65 in healthy lives. According to Chief Medical Officer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Steve...

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Man stabbed over Chinese food and drugs

SARASOTA- Sarasota Police responded to a call about a domestic violence dispute involving a knife. When officers arrived they found 21-year-old Draben Perkins with a knife wound to his elbow. According to Perkins, his girlfriend 21-year-old Alicia Orrino has a history of violence. Perkins says, Orrino flushed his drugs down the toilette and he took away her Chinese food and that’s when she stabbed him. Perkins refused medical...

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Siesta Key Resident Sues County

SIESTA KEY -A resident of Siesta Key filed a lawsuit against the county for vacating a 370 foot portion of Beach Road. Michael Cosentino is deeming this as an unlawful act made by the county. The road has been closed to thru traffic since 1993. Only resident vehicles are allowed thu, pedestrians and bicyclists are welcome to use the road that runs parallel to the beach. Cosentino hoped to see the road eventually open to vehicle...

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Sarasota’s Cask and Ale set to open this Summer

SARASOTA- City commissioners voted 4-1 on a plan to grant Cask & Ale, an upscale restaurant and bar, to open in Downtown Sarasota. This will be Cask & Ale’s second location. Their first location opened three years ago in Downtown St. Petersburg. Cask & Ale is known for their craft cocktails and delicious tapas. Although four out of the five city commissioners were in favor of the plan to grant the upscale restaurant...

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